Lyris User's Guide
[previous] [next] [contents]
How can I make a private list?
Table of Contents
Lyris Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Site Administrator
List Administrator
Other Topics
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Frequently Asked Questions
Running Lyris
Lyris Administration
Web Browsers
Usenet Newsgroups
Other FAQ issues
Mailing List Features
How can I make a private list?
How can I make a moderated list?
How can Members Expire after a certain time period?
How do I approve moderated messages in bulk?
One Way Mailing Lists
How do I make a Mailing List which sends to several Mailing lists?
How do I add a CancelBot to my mailing list?
What Happens to Bad Mail Addresses?
What about MIME Digests?
How To use Lyris Extensions
How Lyris Decides Who to Unsubscribe
Perl/Lyris Toolkit
Unix Administration
Up & Coming

How can I make a private list?

You can create Private mailing lists with Lyris. A private mailing list is one where only people who a list administrator as personally approved are allowed to join the mailing list.

With a private mailing list, people can request to join the mailing list, by filling out the Join web page or sending in an email request. With a private list, people who request to join are not enabled until the list administrator approves them. Whenever someone requests to join, the list administrator(s) can receive notification of the join request, and approve or reject them.

To create a Private mailing list, create a mailing list as you normally would, using the Create Mailing List web page. For the Security setting, be sure to choose Private. See Subscription Security.

After you have created your list, you will want to create a member who is a list administrator, and who receives the email notifications of the join requests. Go to the Member Create web page, and fill out the name and email settings, and any other settings you want to change. For this member, make sure that they are set to be a List Administrator and that they are set to receive administrator mail, such as join requests. See Create Member.

Now, whenever someone asks to join the mailing list, you will receive an email notification of their request. You will then be able to approve or reject them with a email command, and the notification message will tell you which commands to send back to approve or reject the person.

Other pages which link to this page:
  • Mailing List Features
  • Page 540 of 556