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By default, new Listserv lists are created with a bottom banner, a short message that is added at the bottom of each message sent out to your list, that provides links for people to automatically unsubscribe from your list.  The message will be similar to this, with your list's name instead of ABC-L:

To unsubscribe from the ABC-L list, click the following link and send the email generated:
ABC-L-SIGNOFF-REQUEST@LISTSERV.ALBANY.EDU

The list owner can modify or remove this by following these steps:

  1. Log in to the Listserv web interface with the email address set as an owner of your list.
  2. Select the list you wish to manage:
  3. On the left side menu, click Mail Templates: 
  4. Click All Templates, select Top and Bottom Banners, then click Select:
  5. You will need to update two templates: BOTTOM_BANNER (used for messages that are plain-text) and BOTTOM_BANNER_HTML (used for messages that are sent in HTML).
  6. Click BOTTOM_BANNER to edit it.
  7. The text in the Content field is what you need to edit.  To remove the bottom banner completely, select all of the text in there and delete it.  If you choose to modify the text, take care not to change any of the Listserv code.  Then click Update.

    .CS ISO-8859-1
    ########################################################################
    To unsubscribe from the &LISTNAME list, click the following link and send the email generated:
    .BB &LITEFE = 0
    &LISTNAME-SIGNOFF-REQUEST@&MYHOST
    .ELSE
    &WA_URL;?SUBED1=&LISTNAME_ENCODED&A=1
    .EB
  8. Then click Back:
  9. Click BOTTOM_BANNER_HTML to edit it.
  10. The text in the Content field is what you need to edit.  To remove the bottom banner completely, select all of the text in there and delete it. If you choose to modify the text, take care not to change any of the Listserv code. Then click Update.

    .CS ISO-8859-1
    <br>
    <hr>
    <p align="center">To unsubscribe from the &LISTNAME list, click the following link and send the email generated:<br>
    .BB &LITEFE = 0
    <a href="mailto:&LISTNAME-SIGNOFF-REQUEST@&MYHOST" target="_blank">&LISTNAME-SIGNOFF-REQUEST@&MYHOST</a>
    .ELSE
    <a href="&WA_URL;?SUBED1=&LISTNAME_ENCODED&A=1" target="_blank">&WA_URL;?SUBED1=&LISTNAME_ENCODED&A=1</a>
    .EB
    </p>


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