Creating a Sympa server login
The Sympa server hosts a great many email lists, of which SS-L is one.
You can create a login on the Sympa server for purposes of viewing the
SS-L archives, or for administering your subscription to SS-L via the
If you have previously created a login but have forgotten the
password, you can just create the login again with a new password, as
To create a Sympa server login,
To visit the Sympa server for archives or administrative purposes,
after the login is created as above, go to
to login, and select SS-L at left.
- Visit https://lists.illinois.edu/lists/firstpasswd
- In the box labeled "Your email
address", enter the email address under which you are subscribed (or would like to
subscribe) to SS-L.
- Then click on "Request first password". This will cause an email
to be sent to you by Sympa.
- In the email from Sympa is a single-use link that will allow you
to create a password. Click on that.
- At the linked page you can specify the password you would like to
use on Sympa. Then click Submit.
- In the next screen, under "User preferences" you can set
"Connection expiration period" to 30 days, which means you won't have
to provide your password (on a given computer) more than once a month.
- If you have not previously subscribed this email address to SS-L:
Type "sjogren" into the "Search lists" search box at left of screen,
then click "Search lists". That will find ss-l for you.
- Click on the bold "firstname.lastname@example.org", which will show you information
- Click on the "Subscribe" button at left.
Note: One possible source of confusion that we have seen arise is
the use of multiple email addresses. If you are subscribed to SS-L
under one email address, and you create a Sympa login using a
second email address, Sympa will not recognize you as an SS-L
subscriber at that second address, and will not give you access to the SS-L archives (which
are restricted to subscribers), and will not let you administer under
these login credentials the
subscription created using the first email address.
If you then use Sympa's online interface to subscribe to
SS-L under the second address, you will now have two subscriptions
running, and will receive two copies of each email message
distributed by SS-L. If you get into this situation, you will
probably want to solve it by unsubscribing one of the two addresses.
You can unsubscribe either email address
an email command.