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How can I (a mailing list owner) obtain a full list of the members of my mailing list?


  1. Go to the Sussex Mailing Lists home page at
    sussex.ac.uk/its/services/programsandsoftware/emailandcalendar/mailinglists

  2. Scroll down to the second section, headed 'Quick links for list members'.
  3. Enter the exact name of your mailing list (but without the @sussex.ac.uk part) in the text box, then click the GO button.
  4. On the next page, scroll down to the listname Subscribers section (where listname is the name of your mailing list).
  5. Enter your list administrator's password (NOT your personal email password) into the Password box next to the button labelled Visit Subscriber ListThere is no need to enter your email address - your admin password is enough.
  6. Click the Visit Subscriber List button.

You should then see a list of your mailing list's members.   Note that the addresses will almost certainly appear like this:

A.N.Other at sussex.ac.uk

(in other words, the addresses will be subtlely disguised to help deter spamming). Their appearance will depend on the configuration of your mailing list - see the option 'Show member addresses so they're not directly recognizable as email addresses?' in your list's Privacy Options page.  If you want to see a list of subscribers in 'correct' address format, temporarily change this option to No, then repeat the instructions given above to get the list of members, then - importantly - change this option back to Yes.  We strongly recommend that you do not leave the option permanently set to No, because this could create a security risk.

If you want to record the list of addresses elsewhere, just select (highlight) the displayed list of addresses with your mouse (you may need to scroll) and then do a Copy, then Paste into your chosen application.   Note that each address may be preceded by a bullet point, and you'll need to edit these out so that only the email addresses remain.

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Created by Andy Clews on 20 September 2005 and last updated by Richard Byrom-Colburn on 20 October 2016