Add and delete subscribers

If you are completing any of the tasks below from outside the University, you will need to connect to the VPN first.

Add a new member to a list

To access the Manage subscribers screen:

  1. Login to Sympa and select a list for which you have administrative privileges (one with an 'admin' box next to it).
  2. When the mailing list opens select 'Manage subscribers' from the available options (if you cannot see this option, select 'Admin' first).

To add a new member to the list:

The important part of the Manage subscribers screen
Screenshot: the important part of the Manage subscribers screen.
  1. In the 'Add an user' field, enter the full email address of the person that you want to add (select 'Multiple add' if you want to add more than one person at once and paste the list into the box).
  2. Click on 'Add'.

Add an automatically-generated list

To create a list with automatically generated membership (e.g. a departmental student list or staff list):

  1. Contact service-desk@bristol.ac.uk
  2. We will ask you some questions to clarify the parameters.
  3. IT Services will generate/populate the list for you.

Please allow two weeks for this process.

Update a list of subscribers external to Sympa

Some list owners maintain a list of users external to Sympa and update Sympa annually. To do this:

  1. Use 'Toggle Selection' to select all users.
  2. Tick 'Don’t send unsubscribe message'.
  3. Delete selected email addresses.
  4. Use 'Multiple add' to put the updated lists of email addresses into the mailing list.

Delete a member from a list

To delete a member from a list:

  1. Login to Sympa and select a list for which you have administrative privileges (one with a box with 'admin' next to it).
  2. When the mailing list opens select 'Manage subscribers' from the available options (if you cannot see this option, select 'Admin' first).
  3. Scroll down to the list of members and place a tick in the box next to the member(s) that you want to delete from the list.
  4. Select 'Delete selected email addresses'.