Bulk Add/Remove Subscribers


In this article:


Creating a Subscriber List

You can add multiple subscribers to a mailing list by composing the a subscriber list in Microsoft Excel for Windows or Mac then importing the list with the UMD Mail Management Interface.

To create a subscriber list:

  1. Create a plain text file listing all the subscribers you wish to add using:
    • Text Edit for Mac
    • Notepad for Windows.

      List of subscribers in a plain text file
  2. List subscribers in the following format:

    directoryid@umd.edu
  3. Copy the subscriber email addresses into column A of a new Excel spreadsheet,
  4. Enter the names of the subscribers in column B.
  5. Follow the next steps vary according to your operating system:

Windows

  1. Click File - > Export -> Change File Format to Text (Tab delimited)
  2. Click Save As.
  3. Choose a name and location that you will remember and click Save.


    Windows excel

Mac

  1. Click File ->Save As. 
  2. Enter the name of the file in the Save As field.
  3. Click the drop down next to File Format and choose Tab delimited Text (.txt)
  4. Click Save.
    Text delimited save as

Mailing list management interface

To import the list you have created in Excel to UMD Mailing List Management Interface, follow the steps below:

  1. Sign into the Mailing list management interface 
  2. Click on the Bulk Operations tab.
  3. Click Choose File and find the plain text file you saved.  
  4. Click on the applicable Function to what you are trying to do. Click Import.
  5. If you receive a ADD: no error... notification, you have completed the process and all the users are where they should be.