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SEM-L and SEMNotices-L Listserv Special Instructions
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This page gives SEM-L and SEMNotices-L users special instructions for temporarily stopping subscriptions, receiving a digest version of postings, and unsubscribing. Much of this material is taken from the IU List Service - help page.

In order to accomplish these tasks, you must already have created a password for the e-mail address where you receive your list messages. If you have not done so, you make create one at the IU List Service - First Password Page.

Temporarily Turn Off Messages from SEM-L and SEMNotices-L via an Email Message

You can turn off your SEMNotices-L and SEM-L mailing list messages without unsubscribing yourself. This feature is handy, for example, when you're taking a vacation and won't have access to your email messages. To temporarily stop receiving list messages, first go to the IU List Home Page. Login with your e-mail address and password. Then click on the button labeled "Manage Your Subscriptions" on your left.

To turn off your messages, be sure the box is checked before the SEM-L and SEMNotices-L entry under the "Manage Your Subscription" title. Under the "Suspend / Resume the selected lists" title, enter the dates through which you wish to turn off your messages. Then click on the "Suspend my subscriptions" button. A listing should appear in the table indicating that the list is currently suspended.

To turn your mail back on, login and go to the "Manage Your Subscriptions" page, but click on the button labeled "Resume my subscriptions." Note that you only need to do this if you wish your mail to resume before the suspension period is over. The table entry above should clear.

To Receive a Digest Version of SEM-L and SEMNotices-L Using Email Commands

When subscribed to a digest version of listserv posts you have the advantage of receiving multiple posts (typically a day's worth) in a single email message. While you won't be getting messages as soon as they are approved by the moderator, they will be contained into fewer email messages.

To receive a digest version of the list, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the IU List Home Page. Login with your e-mail address and password.

  1. Underneath the button labeled "Manage your Subscriptions," click on the boldface sem-l listing. This will take you to the SEM-L home page. The same steps hold true for semnotices-l.

  1. Click on Subscriber Options on the left hand side of the page.

  1. Select on "digest MIME format" from the drop-down menu next to the "Receiving Mode:" option.

  1. Click on the "Update" button on the bottom of the page.

To Unsubscribe

To unsubscribe from SEM-L and SEMNotices-L, send the following line in the subject line of a mail message addressed to iulist@iulist.indiana.edu (Notice that you are NOT sending this email to the SEM-L and SEMNotices-L list):

unsubscribe nameofthelist (so semnotices-l or sem-l)

Leave the body of the message blank.

IU List should send you a mail message acknowledging your request. However, you might get an error message in response to your unsubscription request. Most commonly, unsubscription problems occur because the email address on the list does not match the address from which you send the unsubscribe command. Try again, using the email account that you used to subscribe yourself. If that does not work, contact the list moderator (see contact information on previous page).

To Change your Subscribed Email Address:
If you wish to receive your messages at a different address from the one at which you are currently subscribed, you will have to unsubscribe using the old email account and then subscribe using the new email account. See instructions above for how to unsubscribe and the instructions here for how to subscribe.

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