WiscList ClassList Archiving Messages

This document explains how to enable Classlist archiving and how to view archived messages.


If a Classlist with archiving enabled is not saved at the end of the semester, its archives will be deleted from our servers. However, if the list is saved, its archives will be available for 400 days before being deleted (same as WiscList).

Enabling Archived Messages

  1. Navigate to your desired list in the Classlist Interface »
  2. Choose either (disabled) or (Enabled - Members Only) in the Archives section below Posting Security
    • disabled: Messages will not be saved.
    • Enabled-Members Only: Messages will be saved. Only list members can view the saved messages.
    • Note: The public archiving feature is not available until the Classlist is saved and it is converted to a WiscList. If public archiving is enabled on your saved Classlist, anyone will be able to see your saved messages. For security purposes, public archiving is not available for active Classlists.

Viewing Archived Messages

Note: Archiving must be enabled on the list in order to view archives.

    Option 1:

  1. Log in to WiscList and navigate to the My Subscriptions page.
  2. Click on the desired list .
  3. Click View Message Archives.

    Option 2:

  1. Log in to WiscList and navigate to the List Directory page.
  2. Click on the desired list to select it.
  3. Click View Message Archives.

    Option 3:

  1. Copy the following link: https://lists.wisc.edu/read/?forum=listname
  2. Replace listname with the name of your list.
  3. Log in to the forum interface with the same email and password you use to log in to admin.lists.wisc.edu.

Keywords:archiving archive email saving wisclist classlist   Doc ID:28988
Owner:Josh O.Group:WiscList
Created:2013-03-07 12:23 CDTUpdated:2020-01-06 08:35 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscList
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