Lyris User's Guide
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A Sample "Hello" Document
Table of Contents
Introduction
Lyris Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Overview of Server Administrator
Server Admin Menu
Sites Menu
Server Config
Server Documents
First Document Page
Create Document
A Sample "Hello" Document
Server Action Phrases
Server People
Statistics
Incoming Mail
Outgoing Mail
Server Admin Log
Shutdown Server
Site Administrator
List Administrator
Other Topics
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Appendix
Frequently Asked Questions

A Sample "Hello" Document

The following document is an example of an extensive "hello" document that you might want mailed to new members of your mailing list.

This is a real document, used by the "Rhapsody" mailing list. It is reprinted here by permission of the author, Vince Sabio.

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* PLEASE SAVE THIS WELCOME MESSAGE! *
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Welcome to the Rhapsody Discussion List ...

The purpose of this list is to provide an open forum for the posting
and discussion of news and information relating to the Rhapsody operating
system. That means that ANYTHING Rhapsody related is fair game. However,
if you have something that is not somehow related to Rhapsody -- for
example, Apple's stock increased by two points -- it would be better to
post it to one of the more general Macintosh-related forums; subscription
information for two of them is provided below.

Commercial announcements are allowed and encouraged, but please follow
the guidelines listed in the Posting section of the Rhapsody Discussion
List FAQ (see item 6 below), or on the web at
<http://user.icx.net/~bgiles/rhapsody/posting.html>.

This list is hosted on a Lyris mailing list server, provided to us by
Shelby Group, Ltd. As such, we are guests on this server,
and a level of decorum commensurate with our status as guests will be
enforced on this list. Please keep discussion civil and constructive,
and take heated discussions and non-constructive comments off the list.
Failure to do so will result in the subscribers' posting privileges
being revoked by the listmoms for a "cooling off period."

The listmoms for the Rhapsody Discussion List are:

Bruce Giles <bgiles@icx.net>
Randy Meadows <rmeadows@fgm.com>
Vince Sabio <listmom@telephonet.com> (list owner)

To send a message to all three listmoms at once,
use the address <rhapsody-owner@clio.lyris.net>.

Please feel free to contact any of us with questions regarding the
Rhapsody Discussion List, or if you experience any problems with the
server.

Just so that you have all the commands neatly contained in one place,
here is just about everything you will need to know. Note that the list
is running on a Lyris server; this is a very new (and VERY NICE!) server,
so be aware that the commands might be different from those that you are
used to using on other list servers. (For more information on Lyris, see
<http://www.lyris.com/>.)

1. First of all, almost everything that you might need to do on the
server is most easily and effectively performed via Lyris's Web interface
at <http://clio.lyris.net/rhapsody/>.

2. In case you do not have Web access, here are some key commands; in all
cases, the default server address is: <lyris@clio.lyris.net>. Other
addresses are shown where appropriate. Note that commands may be placed
in either the subject line or in the body of the message:

SUBSCRIBING:
subscribe rhapsody your_name
join rhapsody your_name
alternate address: join-rhapsody@clio.lyris.net

UNSUBSCRIBING:
unsubscribe rhapsody
leave rhapsody
alternate address: leave-rhapsody@clio.lyris.net

SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO DIGEST MODE:
set rhapsody digest

SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO INDEX MODE:
set rhapsody index

SETTING MEMBERSHIP TO DISCUSSION MODE:
set rhapsody mail

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING MAIL FROM THE LIST:
set rhapsody nomail

RESUMING MAIL FROM THE LIST: (command depends on your preferred mode)
set rhapsody mail
set rhapsody digest
set rhapsody index

ACKNOWLEDGMENT:
set rhapsody ack
(sends you a confirmation message when your posts are distributed)
set rhapsody noack
(no confirmation message when posts are distributed)

RECEIVING COPIES OF YOUR OWN POSTS:
set rhapsody repro
(receive copies of your own posts)
set rhapsody norepro
(do not receive copies of your own posts)

SETTING YOUR PASSWORD:
set rhapsody pw=mypassword
(where "mypassword" is the password you wish to set)

DETERMINING YOUR MEMBERSHIP SETTINGS:
query rhapsody

RETRIEVING THE CURRENT VERSION OF THIS DOCUMENT:
get rhapsody hello

MORE INFORMATION ON LYRIS'S COMMANDS:
help

RETRIEVING THE CURRENT LIST FAQ:
Send a blank e-mail message to:
rdl-faq@clio.lyris.net

RETRIEVING THE CURRENT LIST OF RHAPSODY RESOURCES:
Send a blank e-mail message to:
rhapsody-resources@clio.lyris.net

RETRIEVING THE CURRENT LIST OF RHAPSODY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Send a blank e-mail message to:
rhapsody-faq@clio.lyris.net

POSTING TO THE LIST: You must be a subscriber to post messages. Sending
mail to this address will distribute it to all the members of the
mailing list:
rhapsody@clio.lyris.net

3. CHANGING YOUR SETTINGS/ADDRESS VIA THE WEB INTERFACE: To do this, go
to <http://clio.lyris.net/rhapsody/> and click the link in the "Change
Your Settings" section. You'll need to enter your e-mail address and
password (if you chose one) to continue.

(If you've forgotten your password, you can type in your e-mail address
in the field at the bottom of the page and click "Get password" to
request Lyris to e-mail your password to you.)

At the following page, you can read messages, post a message, adjust
your settings, or unsubscribe. From the settings page, you can change
your status (MAIL, DIGEST, INDEX, or NOMAIL), choose whether or not to
see your own messages, and choose whether or not you want to receive a
separate acknowledgement via e-mail when one of your messages is posted
to the list, You can also change your e-mail address if you need to.
When you change your settings, make sure you click the "Save" button at
the bottom of the page.

4. ARCHIVES: The RDL archives are available on the Web, at the following
URL: <http://clio.lyris.net/cgi-bin/lyris.pl?visit=rhapsody>

5. RDL WEB SITE: The Rhapsody Discussion List has a web site at
<http://user.icx.net/~bgiles/rhapsody/>. The web site includes all the
information in this document, PLUS a list of common questions and
answers, and a list of Rhapsody resources, both on and off the Internet.
Please visit the site and let us know what you want to see there.

6. OBTAINING THE FAQ AND OTHER DOCUMENTS: You can receive the current
version of the Rhapsody Discussion List FAQ by e-mail at any time by
sending an e-mail message to <rdl-faq@clio.lyris.net>. The subject line
and body text of your message are ignored. Simply sending a blank
message to this address is sufficient.

You can receive a current list of Rhapsody resources by sending a blank
e-mail message to <rhapsody-resources@clio.lyris.net>.

You can receive a current list of Rhapsody questions and answers by
sending a blank e-mail message to <rhapsody-faq@clio.lyris.net>.

7. BOUNCED MAIL: One of the key features of Lyris is its ability to handle
mail bounces transparently to the list owner; as such, bounced mail will
be handled primarily by the Lyris list server.

8. POSTS/REPLIES FROM DIGEST USERS: You *must* change the Subject: line
when replying to a digest; all posts with "RHAPSODY DIGEST" in the
Subject: line will be rejected by the server (you will receive a
"rejection letter" when this happens).

PROBLEMS: If you have ANY problems related to the Rhapsody Discussion
List, *please* do not post them to the list. Listmoms (list managers)
are at your disposal for this very purpose; please avail yourself of
the resource:

Bruce Giles <bgiles@icx.net>
Randy Meadows <rmeadows@fgm.com>
Vince Sabio <listmom@telephonet.com> (list owner)

To send a message to all three listmoms at once,
use the address <rhapsody-owner@clio.lyris.net>.

If you have any questions about the list or the Lyris server, feel free
to contact any or all of us. (NOTE: I currently manage five mailing
lists; please be sure to state in your message which list you are
referring/subscribed to. Thanks!)

Once again, welcome to the Rhapsody Discussion List.

- Vince Sabio
Rhapsody List Owner
listmom@telephonet.com



OTHER LISTS:
As I mentioned earlier, here are two very good Macintosh-related mailing
lists:

Mac-L: Macintosh News and Information
Format: Open subscription/open discussion
Server: listserv@list.nih.gov
In body: subscribe Mac-L your_name

MacMarines: A Macintosh advocacy/activist group
Format: Open subscription/moderated/very little discussion
Server: listmaster@marlowe.net
In body: join macmarines your_email_address


DISCLAIMER:
The Rhapsody Discussion List is not associated with Apple Computer
Corporation or its affiliates. The list is an independent open forum
for news, information, and discussion relating to the Rhapsody operating
system. The server and resources for the Rhapsody Discussion List are
provided by Shelby Group, Ltd., which also has no association
with Apple Computer Corp.

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