Lyris User's Guide
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Allow Crossposting
Table of Contents
Lyris Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Site Administrator
Overview of Site Administrator
Site Admin Menu
Site Info
Mailing Lists
Mailing Lists First Page
Basic Information
World-Wide-Web Urls
Headers and Footers
Security for Subscribers
Security of List Information
Posting Privileges and Moderation
Admin Send
Password Required
Approve Number
Release Days
Release Time
Non-Members Can Post
Reject Email Submissions
Allow Crossposting
Allow Duplicate Posting
Crossposting and Duplicates
Max Posts Per Member
Max Quoting Allowed
Allow Blank Subject
Child List
Email Headers
Error Mail Handling
Programming Extensions at the List Level
Miscellaneous List Config Settings
Limits (changeable only by site admin)
Site Documents
Site Action Phrases
Site People
Site Admin Log
List Administrator
Other Topics
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Frequently Asked Questions

Allow Crossposting

This setting determines if messages that are crossposted are rejected by Lyris, or if they are allowed onto the list.

A cross posted message occurs when a single message is to more than one mailing list on a Lyris server. For example, in the To: field of an email message, the author can list several mailing lists, and thus deliver the same message to several lists.

By default, Lyris does not allow cross-posting. It will catch a cross-posted message, see that it has already been posted to another list, and reject any further attempts to post the identical message. If the message is modified slightly in some way (i.e.: an extra space, a carriage return, an extra sentence, etc), it will not be considered a cross posting.

In general, cross-posting to mailing lists is considered bad Internet etiquette, and occasionally, it is a method used by spammers to disseminate inappropriate email. However, there are many circumstances where it is appropriate. For instance, if there are two mailing lists that deal with related topics, when messages appropriate to both groups are written, the author may want the message to be distributed to both mailing lists.

Other pages which link to this page:
  • Posting Privileges and Moderation
  • Crossposting and Duplicates
  • New in 3.0 beta 5 (v2.548)
  • New in Version 2.5
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