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How to Set Your ListServ Subscription to Digest Mode

What is Digest Mode?

Listserv offers many options for managing the behavior of the lists to which you are subscribed. One of the most popular settings is Digest Mode. When it is activated for your subscription, Listserv collects all the messages sent to that list  and sends them to you in a single message that contains a table of contents followed by the full text of each message.  (NOTE:  Extremely active lists may result in two or more digest messages.)  On the day you activate Digest Mode, you will receive a partial digest that contains only those messages sent after the point at which you activated this feature. Each day thereafter, you will receive a full digest of all the messages sent during the 24 hour period since the last digest message.

All of Hamilton’s mass mailing lists (e.g. events-all, notices-faculty, etc.) allow you to choose Digest Mode. The digest message for these lists is sent each day at 4:30 p.m.. Private lists (those for student organizations or departments) are sent at midnight by default. The list owner can change the time at which the digest is sent. List owners can contact Debby Quayle at 859-4031 ( for assistance changing the time at which digests are sent from private lists.

Getting Started

The easiest way to manage your Listserv subscription is through the Listserv web interface.   Before you can use it, however, you must have a Listserv password. It will allow you to manage your own subscription(s) as well as manage any lists you may own. If you already have a password, you can proceed to the steps below.

Set Your Subscription to Digest Mode

  1. In your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) go to  Log in using your full e-mail address (e.g. and the Listserv password you created for yourself.
  2. In the Listserv website, click on Subscribers Options in the menu on the left.
  3. The lists to which you are subscribed should appear.
  4. Locate the list you wish to set to Digest Mode and check the box or boxes you which to enable Digest Mode.
  5. At the bottom of you the list of subscribed listserv list are pull down options.  Identify the second pull down option from the left.Listserv digest
  6. Click the down triangle and select Digest (HTML format), Digest, depending on your Digest preference.
  7. In the bottom right corner ofListserv digest the page, click on the Update button to apply the Digest selections.
  8. When you are finished, click to Log Out of Listserv (located in the upper right corner of the screen beneath the green question mark).

Removing Digest Mode

  1. Repeat the steps 1-5 described above for setting Digest Mode.
  2. In step 6, select Regular.
  3. In the bottom right corner of the page click on the Update button to apply the Regular mode.
  4. When you are finished, click to Log Out of Listserv (located in the upper right corner of the screen beneath the green question mark).


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Last updated: March 8, 2022


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