Mailing Lists

Mailing List Roles and Privileges in Sympa

This FAQ was last modified on: Monday, April 8, 2019 12:14pm

You can assign roles to users (identified by their email addresses) at different levels in Sympa; privileges are associated (or can be associated) to these roles. We list these roles below (from the most powerful to the least), along with the relevant privileges.


How do I remove old archives from my Sympa mailing list?

This FAQ was last modified on: Thursday, February 8, 2018 03:03pm

1. Browse to
2. Log into your list admin interface
3. Click the Admin button of the list you want to configure
4. Click Manage Archives tab
5. Select the month(s) you wish to delete
6. Click Delete Selected Month(s)
7. When asked if you really want to delete, click OK
8. When asked if you want to download a .zip file containing the selected archives, click OK

How to Export a list of Subscribers from a Mailing List

This FAQ was last modified on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 04:12pm

Campus Mailing Lists, Export subscribers


How do I export a list of subscribers?

To export your list's subscribers:

How do I change my email address for all my list memberships?

This FAQ was last modified on: Thursday, November 2, 2017 03:11pm

Step 1: Login to using your GT credentials.

Step 2: Click on "Your preferences" located at the center of the band at the top of the page.

Can I be notified in advance of system down time?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 01:48pm

IT computing and network outages are scheduled in advance when possible. To be notified by email, send an email message to:

with the following line in the subject of the message:

subscribe oit-availability firstname lastname

How do I configure the MacOS Address Book to search the GT Directory?

This FAQ was last modified on: Friday, June 23, 2017 09:37am

NOTE: Connecting to the LDAP Directory is still available but you can also connect to the Global Address Book using this article which is the suggested method for GT Directory access. 

If you use the Address Book app in Mac OS X, you may want to configure it to search the GT directory for your friends or colleagues. 

To do this, start up the application and go to the preferences. 

How do I subscribe or unsubscribe to a Mailing List?

This FAQ was last modified on: Thursday, August 29, 2019 12:19pm

Subscribe to a mailing list using an email message:


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