Lyris User's Guide
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The Lyris@ Server Address
Table of Contents
Lyris Email Commands
How to send mail to your Lyris server
Sending Email Commands to Lyris
The Lyris@ Server Address
Listname-request@ commands
Command-Listname and Listname-Command
Command@ addresses
Multiple Commands in a message
How Invalid Commands are Handled
How Lyris sends mail back to you
The Line Continuation Character
Change Membership Settings
Determine Membership Settings
Mailing List Information
Help Document
Get Documents
Administrator Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Site Administrator
List Administrator
Other Topics
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Frequently Asked Questions

The Lyris@ Server Address

To send a command to Lyris, you can issue the commands in an email message to the lyris@ address on your server. Lyris will understands commands entered on the subject line and in the body of the message. Multiple commands can be issued, each on separate line.

To determine the Lyris Server address for your Site, take the host name you created for that Site, and prepend "lyris@" to it. For example, if your Site's host name is, your Lyris Server address is

With Lyris, you have the option of several different kinds of command syntaxes. Wherever possible, Lyris was made to be compatible with the command syntaxes of other list server programs, so that users can use the command they are familiar with, and are not required to learn something new.

Lyris will accept mail at the following addresses and understand the mail as list server commands:


The last format, listname-request@hostname deserves special attention.

In addition, you can define addition Lyris@ address by using the Incoming Mail Rewrite feature to rewrite an address to be Lyris@. For instance, you can specify that "mailing-lists@" be rewritten as "lyris@", and this would allow people to send Lyris commands to "".

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