Lyris User's Guide
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Anonymous Postings
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

Anonymous Postings

Some kinds of mailing lists benefit from allowing people to be anonymous when they post. For example, an employee suggestion discussion might need to be anonymous, as might a psychological support group.

Lyris supports Anonymous mailing lists, by removing all identifying marks from the headers of the messages distributed to the mailing list. The From: defaults to "Anonymous" and can be set to something else if desired.

If a list is moderated, the moderator will see the real author of the message before approving it, and it will "anonymize" when distributed.

Of course, this feature cannot read English, so if the message contents contains something which identifies the person, Lyris cannot do anything about that. Thus, people should remember to not include their personal mail footers when posting to an anonymous mailing list.

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