Lyris User's Guide
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Subscription Security
Table of Contents
Introduction
Lyris Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Site Administrator
Overview of Site Administrator
Site Admin Menu
Site Info
Topics
Mailing Lists
Mailing Lists First Page
Basic Information
World-Wide-Web Urls
Headers and Footers
Security for Subscribers
Subscription Security
List Password
Restrict Member Options
Ask Subscribers for Name
Ask Subscribers for Password
Allow Joining by Email
Banned Members
Visitors
Security of List Information
Confirmations
Posting Privileges and Moderation
Documents
Limits
Email Headers
Archives
Error Mail Handling
Informational
Programming Extensions at the List Level
Miscellaneous List Config Settings
Limits (changeable only by site admin)
Site Documents
Site Action Phrases
Auto-Responder
Site People
Site Admin Log
List Administrator
Other Topics
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Appendix
Frequently Asked Questions

Subscription Security

(optional) Defines the level of security regarding new members joining this mailing list. The possible choices are:

1) open - anyone can join (no approval needed)
2) private - administrator must approve new members
3) password - new members need to know the password to join
4) closed - only an administrator can add new members

An Open mailing list means that anyone who finds this mailing list can request to join (either by email or using the Lyris Web Interface) and they will be immediately and automatically approved. After joining, they will have full member status.

A Private mailing list means that anyone who finds this mailing list can request to join (either by email or using the Lyris Web Interface) but they will not be automatically approved. A List Administrator will have to approve their request to join before the person becomes a member. List Administrators who have their settings defined to receive Admin Mail will receive an email notice when a person requests to join a Private mailing list. When the list admin receives a request to join a private list, and the request was done by email, the notification email message that Lyris sends out also includes the original requestor's email message, which can be helpful determining if the person should be allowed onto the list.

A Password protected mailing list means that anyone who finds this mailing list can request to join (either by email or using the Lyris Web Interface) , and will be automatically approved only if they know the password. If they do not know the password, they will be automatically rejected. The password is defined in a field further down this page. For subscription requests that arrive via email, the password is entered at the end of the subscription request, as in:
subscribe jazz-discuss open-sesame

A Closed mailing list is one in which non-members are not able to apply for membership. If a request for membership arrives by email, it will be automatically denied. On the Lyris Web Interface, the Join button will not be a choice on the Enter Mailing List page. New members to a Closed mailing list must be added by the List Administrator.

Note: you can change the Security status of a mailing list at any time. For instance, you can start out as an Open mailing list (so that anyone can join), and then become a Private mailing list (so that new members must be approved by a List Administrator).

Other pages which link to this page:
  • Security for Subscribers
  • List Password
  • Purge Unapproved
  • New in 3.0 beta 5 (v2.548)
  • How can I make a private list?
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