1. What is the Mailing List
feature and what can it do?
We have Mailman v. 2.1.2 installed on our servers. You
can read a basic summary of what it can do at Mailman
site for specific details and docs.
2. How do I set up a new mailing
- Go to your Control Panel
- Click on the "Mailing Lists" (under the "Mail"
- Create a list by clicking on "Add Mailing List"
- Enter the Admin name and the Admin password you want
to use for the list
- Click Create.
Your list is now created.
3. How do I administer the
You will need to know the Admin ("Maintainer")
email address and password to administer the list. The
results of the commands will be sent to the list admin's
email address. Go to Mail icon then Mailing Lists
then click "Edit" button. Edit List allows the administrator
of the list these management options:
- General Options
- Language options
- Membership Management
- Non-digest options
- Digest options
- Privacy options
- Bounce processing
- Archiving Options
- Mail<->News gateways
- Content filtering
- Tend to pending moderator requests
- Go to the general list information page
- Edit the public HTML pages
- Go to list archives
4. Can I delete specific messages
sent by members once they have been posted?
Unfortunately no. This is why we recommend adjusting
your list settings to require that a moderator review
messages before they are posted. The only way to delete
a message is to delete the entire list. Therefore when
you are setting up a new list, we also suggest that you
create a test list first, do some test messages so you
get a feel for how it works, then delete the entire test
list and create your "real" list anew.