Lyris User's Guide
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Allow Non-Member Posting
Table of Contents
Lyris Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Site Administrator
List Administrator
Other Topics
Security Considerations
Security Issues Relating to Members
Access to the list archives
Access to the list of members
Access to Subscribe to the Mailing List
Steps to restrict false impersonations
Security Features for Posting Messages
List admin posting
Admin Moderation
Number moderating
Allow Non-Member Posting
Action Phrase Restrictions
Password based posting
Banning members
Disallow Email Posting
Secure HTTP web interface
Lyris extensions
Confirmed subscriptions
Duplicate messages
Maximum posts per member
Maximum quoting allowed
Maximum Messages Per Day
Limit the Message Size
Reject Email Attachments
Moderator auto-approval
Command detection
Anonymous Postings
Access to unsubscribe and change settings
Visibility of the existence of the mailing list
Web Interface Access
Overview of Lyris Posting Security
Security Considerations of the From: field
Security Recommendations for Announcement lists
How Lyris Determines the Identity of the Person Posting
Lyris Mail Merge
The Lyris command line
Modifying lyris.plc
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Frequently Asked Questions

Allow Non-Member Posting

Normally, people who are not members of your mailing list are barred by Lyris from posting to the mailing list. The reason for this is that unscrupulous people like to send junk mail out on mailing lists, and allowing non-members to post makes this very easy for them.

However, you may have a need to allow non-members to post. For example, if you have a tech support discussion forum, you may want to allow your customers to post, but only want your own employees on the discussion.

So, the "members-only" posting feature can be disabled, to allow non-members to post.

If number moderating is enabled, the postings from the non-members are treated as new member postings, and are moderated. In this way, you could have your members post without moderator approval, but require moderator approval from the non-member postings.

This feature is also convenient if your members post from several email addresses, and do not want to tell Lyris what the different email addresses are.

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