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Delete a Sympa List

Delete a Sympa List

How to delete a Sympa list

Case Western Reserve's self-service tool for migrating Sympa mailing lists to Google Groups automatically will delete the list in Sympa (Lists@CASE) during the conversion. The migration period remains a great time, however, to purge old mailing lists that are no longer needed. Follow these instructions for deleting a Sympa mailing list rather than converting it to Groups.

Note: Only "privileged" owners may delete a Sympa mailing list.

  1. Go to
  2. Select Your subscriptions.
  3. Click the list you would like to delete.
  4. Select List admin.
  5. Click Remove List in the upper right corner of the screen.

If you are unable to delete the list, it may be because you are not a "privileged owner." To verify or promote yourself to a privileged owner:

  1. Select List admin.
  2. Select Edit List Config.
  3. Select List Definition.
  4. Under the Owner heading, verify that Profile: privileged is displayed. If Profile: normal is displayed, choose Profile: privileged from the drop-down menu. Then, re-attempt the instructions listed above.