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Automatic messages

Automatic messages are the messages sent when a user subscribes, unsubscribes, is reminded, or is removed from the list. To edit the automatic messages Log into the Sympa web interface Go to the side of the page, find the list you would like to view, and click Admin. From the Admin page, click on the

 

Checking the archive

Log into the Sympa web interface. Go to the side of the page, find the list you would like to view and click Admin. From the admin page go to the side of the page again and click on Archive. From the archives you can see all messages that were sent and received. To view

 

Unsubscribing from a list

From your email, Create a new message. Address the message to sympa@list.sjy.org. In the subject, type unsubscribe followed by the name of the list to which you wish to unsubscribe. Leave the body of the message blank. EXAMPLE: unsubscribe [LIST EMAIL] EXAMPLE: unsubscribe demo@list.sjy.org Print this entry

 

Distributing a Message

When a non-subscriber sends a message to the listserv, it is not sent to all subscribers until it is approved by a list owner.  If this occurs the list owner receives and email that looks like this: One new message for list demo from [non-subscriber’s email] arrived. 1 messages are awaiting moderation. To view the

 

How to check and manage bounce-backs (“bad addresses”)

A “bounce” email is an email message that was not delivered to its recipient properly, and was then returned to the original sender. This typically happens when an email address or domain name doesn’t exist, or the email inbox of the recipient was full or offline. If a subscriber on your list bounces you should

 

Subscribing to a list

From your email, Create a new message. Address the message to sympa@list.sjy.org. In the subject, type subscribe followed by the name of the list to which you wish to subscribe and your name. Leave the body of the message blank. EXAMPLE: subscribe [LIST EMAIL] [YOUR NAME] EXAMPLE: subscribe demo@list.sjy.org John Smith Send the message. You

 

Changing password for the first time

When logging in to the web interface for the first time, Sympa requires the listowner to change his or her password.   To do this, navigate to http://list.sjy.org/wws. At the top-left hand corner of the screen, click First login? Enter the email address that is registered with the ListServ (you should have received an email with

 

Add, Remove, and Modify Subscribers

Add Subscribers To add subscribers to Sympa, access the SJY ListServ Service and log in. On the left-hand side, click admin next to the list to which you wish to add subscribers. Click the Manage Subscribers tab. Click Multiple add. In the textbox, add the subscriber(s)’s email and name using the format of [EMAIL] [NAME]. For example, jsmith@sjy.org John Smith. Click Add

 

Merge Variables

As a sender of a listserv, you can insert variables to personalize each message as it is received by the recipient. This is similar to a “mail merge” concept.   Sympa Variables In Sympa, the following message customizations can be used: [% listname %] – the listname [% user.email %] – the recipient’s email [% user.gecos %]