LISTSERV 15.5 Help

LISTSERV 15.5 Help

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Help for Logging In

Anyone can obtain an account on any LISTSERV server. Your account identification is always your email address, and your password merely confirms that you are the owner of that email address.

Privileges associated with each account are tied to the email address. Site administrators can assign certain privileges, such as list ownership, to certain addresses. List owners can assign list specific privileges to certain addresses. For example, a list owner may decide that the list archives are to be accessible only by list subscribers. Anyone trying to view the archives is required to log in and if the email address used for logging in is not subscribed to the list, access will be denied. Thus, registering an account does not grant you any special privileges on the LISTSERV server. It merely allows you to use the LISTSERV Web interface to perform the tasks that have been granted to your email address by the site administrator or the list owner.


Logging In

To log in, please enter your email address and your LISTSERV password (not the password you use to log in to your computer or read your mail), and click on the "Log In" button.

If this is the first time you see this dialog, or if you have forgotten your password, you will need to get a new LISTSERV password first.

For your convenience, logging in defines a cookie in your browser, which is removed when you log off. If you are working from a public computer, you must remember to log off when you are done, or someone else will be able to use your account. On a private computer, you may set the cookie once and never need to log off. Although not recommended, it is still possible to log in with cookies disabled in the browser. In such a case, a temporary ticket, which will expire after a short time, will be issued, after which you will need to log in again.


Registering LISTSERV Password

To register a LISTSERV password, please enter your email address and the desired password, then click on the "Register Password" button. If you already had a LISTSERV password, but cannot remember what it was, this procedure will automatically replace your existing password with the new one you will be entering below.

For your protection, when registering a password, the password is not immediately activated. To activate your password, simply follow the instructions in the confirmation email sent to you. Please wait until you receive a message from LISTSERV saying "Your new password was registered successfully" before trying to use it with the WWW interface.


Changing LISTSERV Password

To change your LISTSERV password, please enter your email address, your current LISTSERV password (not the password you use to login to your computer or read your mail), the password you would like to change it to and then click on the "Change Password" button.


LISTSERV is L-Soft's industry-standard email list management software, originally developed by Eric Thomas in 1986. See the LISTSERV Manuals for complete documentation.