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Delete Many E-list Members via Email Commands (Lyris)

This article applies to: E-lists (Lyris)


Only list administrators may delete (also called remove and unsubscribe) members other than themselves from an e-list.

To remove multiple members from a list, send an email message to

listname-request@cornell.edu  

where listname is the name of the list including the hyphen and the letter L at the end of the list name.

Your message will have several (or many) lines of text, based on the following syntax:

login password

delete quiet <<

emailaddress

emailaddress

emailaddress

>>

end

where

  • password is your password as administrator of the e-list
  • emailaddress is the full address of the member being removed

The double "less than" signs and double "greater than" signs are required to show the beginning and end of your list of members to be removed.

The message must be sent in plain text, that is, no formatting, font styles, or HTML code. (How do I send plain text?)

This will remove the members from the list without sending them a goodbye message.

Optional: If you want Lyris to send a "you have been unsubscribed" message to the former members, remove the word "quiet" (no quotation marks).

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