Lyris User's Guide
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What can you do with mailing lists?
Table of Contents
Introduction
What does Lyris Do?
What is a mailing list?
What can you do with mailing lists?
How does Lyris fulfill this service?
What else does Lyris do?
What do you need to use Lyris?
Feature Overview
Lyris Menu Overview
What different roles are there?
Lyris Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Site Administrator
List Administrator
Other Topics
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Appendix
Frequently Asked Questions

What can you do with mailing lists?

There are many kinds of mailing lists that we categorize into roughly three types:

Announcement lists: these are typically used to distribute information about a product, a service, an event or other noteworthy information. In most cases, the organization that runs the mailing list controls what information, is sent out.

Open discussion: anyone who is a member of the mailing list can submit information to be distributed to the entire group. In this way, a group discussion can take place.

Moderated forums/discussions: a hybrid of the two types above, where members of the group can submit information to be distributed to the entire group, but submissions need to go through an approval process before they are distributed.

Lyris also allows you to create auto-responders. These are email "robots" which reply to any incoming electronic mail with a specific document. For instance, pricing@your-company.com could send back a product pricing sheet to anyone who wrote to it.

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