Diagnose why ListServ rejected your commands

A handy checklist of things to look at if ListServ rejects the commands you sent it.

Are you sending your commands from the exact email address under which you are subscribed?

In order for you to send messages to either the CORGI-L address or the Listserv address, you must send them from the exact email address under which you are subscribed. If you have multiple accounts, you must manage each subscription from the correct email address for that account.

If you receive CORGI-L mail via your site redistribution ID, you will have to subscribe to CORGI-L with another address in order to post messages, and you may need help from the list administrators to change your subscription options. Use the SET NOMAIL command on additional accounts to avoid multiple postings.

Also check the following:

  • Did you address your email to listserv<at>listserv.tamu.edu (replacing “<at>” with “@”)?
  • Did you leave the subject line blank, in the message body enter only the listserv command, and turn off your sig file before sending?
  • Did you turn off html or rich text, and send your email in plain text?
  • Did you put each command on a separate line?
  • Did you send your command from the email address under which you are subscribed to Corgi-L?
Reminders about working with ListServ:
  • Do not send listserv commands to the Corgi-L list!!!! Be sure they go tolistserv<at>listserv.tamu.edu. (Be sure to replace the “<at>” with “@”.)
  • Remember that you are talking to a computer. Leave the subject line blank, in the message body enter only the commands shown below, and turn off your sig file before sending.
  • Do not send html, MIME, or rich text. Use plain text only.
  • You can send multiple commands in a single email, but be sure to put each command on a separate line.
  • You must send email from the email address under which you are subscribed to Corgi-L (unless, of course, you are attempting to subscribe).