Listserv – Exporting & Importing Members

The purpose of this document is to explain how to import and export members of a listserv. This can be useful for combining listservs for simplicity or even renaming listservs. Since an existing listserv cannot be renamed, exporting the members of a listserv to a CSV file and importing those members into a new listserv with the appropriate name will resolve this issue.

Exporting Members

Once you have logged into the UNC Listserver, you can view all members by clicking Members > View Members .



You will then see a box containing a list of the members of your listserv. To export that list to a file, click the small Microsoft Excel icon in the upper right-hand corner (it looks similar to this picture):


You will then be given a prompt. It will give you the filename for the list of members ( members- listservname.csv ) and will ask if you want to save the file. Click Save to save the list of members to your computer.

Importing Members

To import a list of members in a CSV file, go to Members > Add Members > Import from CSV File .

You will then see this window:


Click Browse and select your CSV file that contains the list of members. Click Import in the lower right-hand side to import the members from the file.

Deleting the Old List

Now that you have successfully created a new listserv with all of your members imported, you can delete the old list. Visit Delete A List and fill out the boxes for List Name, Listserv E-mail Address, and Listserv password. Alternatively, visit http://listserv.unc.edu and on the right-hand side in the Admin Tools section, click Delete A List. Finally, click Delete List to delete your old listserv.

More Information

For more information, visit the FAQs for Listserv Administrators and Listserv Subscribers or check out the other available documents on help.unc.edu.