Lyris User's Guide
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Overview of Server Administrator
Table of Contents
Lyris Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Overview of Server Administrator
Server Admin Menu
Sites Menu
Server Config
Server Documents
Server Action Phrases
Server People
Incoming Mail
Outgoing Mail
Server Admin Log
Shutdown Server
Site Administrator
List Administrator
Other Topics
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Frequently Asked Questions

Overview of Server Administrator

The Server Administrator has control over all the sites and all the mailing lists on that machine. Therefore, the commands in the "server administrator" section affect all sites and all lists on one Lyris Server. To affect things that are specific to a single site or a single mailing list, you would use the commands in the "site administrator" or "list administrator" sections. As a server administrator, you automatically have security clearance in those sections.

* The server administrator main menu lists all the things you can do. For example, you can create a site.

* You can create a new site on your server. If only one organization will be using your Lyris Server, you will create only one site. The Lyris Site information defines various pieces of information about your organization, such as its graphic logo, its home page, the language you speak, and other things. See Create Site.

* The server config menu affects how your server operates. You also specify some global security options here. See Server Config.

* The documents choice lets you create text documents for use inside Lyris. For instance, you can define the contact information for your technical support department, and reference it every time it's appropriate (for each mailing list, for instance). You can also have multiple language versions of the same document - Lyris will display the right one. See Server Documents .

* Action phrases tell Lyris to look for certain words and respond by mailing the document you specify. For instance, you may want to prohibit swearing. Also, you can set up a "document robot" which responds to certain phrases (such as "sales info" or "price list") by sending back the appropriate document. See Server Action Phrases.

* You can look at incoming or outgoing mail. See Incoming Mail and Outgoing Mail.

* You can create auto-responders with Lyris. An autoresponder is an email address that always responds by sending a document. For instance, set up a "" autoresponder that sends out a price list to anyone who emails to it. See Server Action Phrases.

* You can create people on your server who hold a special role. This allows other people to be administrators, and also holds their contact information. See Server People

* You can view the log that displays various operating information. See Server Admin Log.

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