The USF LISTSERV is industry standard list management software that allows you to maintain email lists used for your department, college, project, or any other activity requiring email communication. You can add and remove subscribers, and maintain the list and settings to best meet your needs.
To maintain the lists through the web browser, you will need a Listserv account. This is a separate account from your NetID credentials. You should use your primary USF email address here. Note: the address used for this account will also be the address listed as an owner on your list to be able to maintain it.
To subscribe to any open list, open your Email then start a new message.
Send the email to email@example.com. In the body of the message, type: sub %listname%, replacing %listname% with the list you are subscribing to. For example, sub usftalk. If the list is not currently set to allow self-subscribing, you will receive a denial message, and should reach out to the list owner.
To send a message, start composing a new email. In the To field, type your list address (example: firstname.lastname@example.org), and fill out the message normally. Once you click send, your message will distribute to the list. Please note that this action is not reversible - once your message is sent it will be distributed.
There are two ways to maintain list membership, email and web browser. Instructions for both are below.
1. Start a new blank email in Outlook
To Add Subscribers:
QUIET ADD LISTNAME dd=ddname import
5. Delete Paste the list of email addresses here and put each subscriber's email address (name optional) on its own line between //ddname dd * and /*. Format Example: email@example.com (Joe Test)
6. Send the email without a subject line. In a few minutes you should get a confirmation email in reply
1. Go to http://listserv.usf.edu
Your list will display below the search area
You can add individual subscribers using the Subscriber Reports page - this is the page you should be on if following the steps above.
Enter an email address next to the Add Subscriber field
Click the Add Subscriber button.
You can also add subscribers by going to List Management > Subscriber Management from the top banner.
7b. Bulk Operations
Click on List Management > Subscriber Management from the top banner. Make sure it says your list in the Subscriber Management (LISTNAME) at the top.
Click on the Bulk Operations tab for the available options and read each carefully before selecting.
1. Open Notepad on a Windows computer. (Open the Start menu and type Notepad). On a Mac, open TextEdit (Open Finder and go to Applications)
3. Save the document as a Text (.txt) document.
Lists can be requested by staff and faculty to represent an official project, organization, department, or other USF affiliated activity. Students can request a list by requesting a staff or faculty member submit the request on their behalf. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the information below.