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How to suspend email deliveries to a mailing list member

There are two ways of temporarily stopping email deliveries from a Sussex mailing list to one or more of its members.  Either the list administrator can suspend deliveries, or the list member can suspend themself (if they have appropriate access).


If you are the administrator ('owner') of a mailing list, you can suspend deliveries to one or more members like this:

  1. Open the admin website for your mailing list.
  2. Click on the Membership Management... link.
  3. Find the address of the list member in the table shown.
    For large mailing lists, you may need to use the letter index links above the table to find the required member's address.
  4. Click in the box for that member in the nomail [reason] column.
    Repeat steps 3 and 4 for any other members visible on the same page for whom you want to suspend deliveries.
  5. Click the 'Submit Your Changes' button button at the bottom of the page.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 for any other members for whom you want to suspend deliveries.
  7. Click the Logout link at the top of the page.



If you are a member of a Sussex mailing list and you have access to your membership page, you can temporarily disable your email from that list, or indeed all Sussex mailing lists to which you belong, like this:

  1. Go to the Sussex Mailing Lists home page at
  2. Scroll down to the second section, headed 'Quick links for list subscribers'.
  3. Enter the exact name of the mailing list to which you belong (don't type the part) in the text box, then click the GO button.  This should take you to a page with your mailing list's name in the page heading.
    If you are shown a long page titled ' Mailing Lists' you have typed an incorrect mailing list name - go back to step 1.
  4. Enter your subscriber's email address in the box next to the Unsubscribe or edit options button, then click that button.
  5. You will be asked to enter your list member's password.  This is your mailing list membership password only - it is NOT your email account password.
  6. When the configuration page opens, scroll down until you see a Mail delivery option (in a grey background).
  7. On the right you will see two buttons, labelled Enabled and Disabled.   Click on the Disabled button to disable deliveries from this list to your address.   If you want to suspend deliveries from all mailing lists, click the Set globally box underneath these option buttons.
  8. Scroll down to the botom of the page and click the 'Submit Your Changes' button button.
  9. Scroll to the top of the page and click the Log out button.

Remember to re-enable deliveries when you wish to receive email again from your lists: repeat steps 1 to 9, but in step 7 click on Enabled instead of Disabled.

If you do not have access your your list member's web page, contact the owner of your mailing list and ask them to suspend your deliveries.

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This is question number 1667, which appears in the following categories:

    Created by Andy Clews on 10 August 2010 and last updated by Richard Byrom-Colburn on 29 September 2016