has a full featured web interface that allows full control over your list subscriptions, however,
some of the functionality is not so obvious.
Users will typically manage list subscriptions by sending email to the
list server from the subscribed email account. (When you send an
email to the listserver, it uses the "from:" email header to determine
which account to manage. Note, that you can the from: address in you
email client's preferences.) This works well, but difficulties arise
if you have subscribed to lists using different email addresses (not a
problem for people who always use @fnal.gov, but people at MSU may use
@fnal.gov, @pa.msu.edu, @msu.edu, etc.).
The web interface allows you to manage subscriptions for any email
address (a security check verifies that you can receive email at the
The lsoft documentation page is at http://www.lsoft.com/resources/manuals.asp
There you can find a PDF of the user's manual. Unfortunately, lsft chose to create their HTMl documentation using a Microsoft Office filter --- so it is buggy and hard to use.
The password form
allows you to set or overwrite the password that works with any
Managing list subscriptions
The List Management page
has a link at the left "Subscriber's Corner". Click on it and
you'll be taken to a page that shows all list you are subscribed to
(from the email address you logged in with) and allows you to
subscribe/unsubscribe. Note that when you first load this page, the
listserver has to do a search which consumes tens of seconds of CPU
time and the page may take up to a minute to load; reloading the page
after submitting changes will take a similair amount of time.
Note that when you unsubscribe from a list, the form reloads and the
list will still be shown (but without an active link), you are however
unsubscribed. I suppose that this is a convenience in case you want
The same commands that you'd send to the listserver via email, can be
run using the form on the "Command" page (Press the "Command" button
on the List Management page). Note that some commands generate email
replies instead of output that you'll see on the web page.
shows the subscriptions for the subscribed list
shows all subscribed lists
emails a list of all subscribers to you (some lists
don't allow this)
subscribes you to the named list
change * email@example.com
change address for all my subscriptions to new address firstname.lastname@example.org this didn't work, the new address just received a confirmation, that when confirmed would result in a nother confirmation message...
- 05 Oct 2005