Adding and Removing Owners on a Listserv

Last modified 8/4/2023

Listserv owners can make changes to a listserv's configuration and membership. As a listserv owner, you can also add and remove other listserv owners.

Before You Begin

All listservs have at least one owner. As a listserv owner, you can log in to the Listserv Management website at and add or remove owners for your listserv. You can also add and remove subscribers on your listservs. For steps on logging in to the Listserv Management Website, see the article below:

This article explains how to add and remove owners from a listserv. You must be a listserv owner to complete these instructions. You should only add full-time faculty or staff as listserv owners.

Adding and Removing a Listserv Owner

To add or remove an owner for your listserv, do the following:

  1. Log in to Listserv Management at
  2. Expand the List Management tab.
  3. Click on List Configuration.
  4. Once a list is selected from the first field, you may scroll down to view the List Header.
  5. You can either manually edit, or edit with the Wizard by clicking the related button above the current header.
    1. The "Owner=" attribute would be modified by replacing the current email address listed or adding a comma and additional email addresses for multiple owners.
  6. Do one of the following:
    1. To add owners to this listserv, type the email address for each person you want to add as an owner. Make sure you have only one email address per line.
    2. To remove owners from this listserv, delete the appropriate email addresses. When you are done, make sure the remaining email addresses are limited to one per line.
    3. Please note that it is possible to remove yourself as an owner. If you remove yourself as an owner, you will no longer be able to make changes to this listserv.
  7. Click Update in the lower right corner.
  8. Once saved, you will receive confirmation at the top of the page. 

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