All administrator email commands require you to first login, giving your password so that Lyris can verify your right to use the administrator commands.
Lyris will look at your email address to determine if you are a Server, Site or List Administrator, and then check the password you gave. If the password you specified with the login command is
correct, you will be able to proceed. If it is not, processing of your message will stop.
Note that in order for Server and Site administrators to be able to use administrator commands, their email address must be in their People entry so that Lyris can validate them. If you are a Site or
Server administrator (and not a list administrator), your email address must be in your People information entry.
In addition, administrator email commands are only available if your administrator account has a password. Lyris allows administrators to have a blank password and use the Web interface to administer
Lyris. However, because email is inherently a less secure communication mechanism than the web, Lyris requires administrators to have a password in order to use the administrator commands. You can
set your password using the Lyris Web Interface, or, for list administrators, by using the "set listname pw=password" command."
The syntax of the login command is:
Lyris will use the email address you are sending from to identify you.
When Lyris detects a login command, it replaces the password with an XXX in the archived copy it keeps, and in the acknowledgement message that is sent back to you. The reason for this is so that
other people looking at your email message, either in your mail box, or in the incoming mail web page, will not be able to determine your password.