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Mailing Lists - Definitions of Sending/Reception Settings

This article explains the sending and reception settings and describes where they can be changed via the Mailing List Service.

Sending / Reception Setting Definitions

Navigation: Select an email list from the left navigation bar. In the navigation bar, click Admin, then Edit List Config, then Sending/reception.

Who can send messages

This field indicates who can send messages to the email list.

  • Closed - Use this mode if you do not want anyone to send a message to the email list. Any messages sent will be rejected.
  • Restricted to subscribers - Use this mode if you want only subscribers, list owners, and moderators to be able to send messages to the email list. Any messages sent by others will be rejected.
  • Moderated - Use this mode if you want any messages sent to the email list to be moderated (approved by the moderator),except for messages from moderators. Moderators receive an email notification when a message that needs to be moderated is sent to the email list.
  • Moderated, even for moderators - Use this mode if you want any messages sent to the email list to be moderated (approved by the moderator), including messages from moderators. Moderators receive an email notification when a message that needs to be moderated is sent to the email list.
  • Moderated, with editor confirmation - Use this mode if you want any messages sent to the email list to be moderated, except for messages sent by moderators. When a moderator sends a message, they receive a confirmation email asking them to confirm their email (involves following a link or sending an email to sympa with a certain authentication code) in order to have their message sent to the list.
  • Restricted to local domain - Only people on the Uchicago network can post.
  • Restricted to local domain and subscribers - Use this mode if you want only subscribers, list owners, moderators, and people on the local network to be able to send messages to the email list. Any messages sent by others will be rejected.
  • Newsletter, restricted to moderators - Use this mode if you only want moderators to be able to send messages to the email list. Any messages sent by others will be rejected.
  • Newsletter,restricted to moderators after confirmation- Use this mode if you only want moderators to be able to send messages to the email list, and messages from moderators must be moderated. Any messages sent by others will be rejected.
  • Restricted to subscribers check S/MIME signature - Use this mode if you want only subscribers, list owners, and moderators with S/MIME signatures to be able to send messages to the email list. Any messages sent by others will be rejected.
  • Moderated,restricted to subscribers - Use this mode if you want only subscribers and moderators to be able to send moderated messages to the email list. Any messages sent by others will be rejected. All posts are moderated except for posts from the moderator. Any messages sent by others will be rejected.
  • Moderated, for non subscribers sending multipart messages - Use this mode if you want only subscribers, list owners, and moderators to be able to send messages to the email list. Any messages sent by others, and messages with attachments will be moderated.
  • Restricted to subscribers with previous md5 authentication- Use this mode if you want only subscribers to be able to send messages to the email list after their email is confirmed. Upon sending a message, the subscriber receives a confirmation email asking them to confirm their email (involves following a link or sending an email to sympa with a certain authentication code).
  • Moderated, for subscribers and moderators - Use this mode if you want only subscribers, list owners, and moderators to be able to send messages to the email list after their email is confirmed. Upon sending a message, the subscriber receives a confirmation email asking them to confirm their email (involves following a link or sending an email to sympa with a certain authentication code).
  • Private, moderated for non subscribers - Use this mode if you want only subscribers, list owners, and moderators to be able to send messages to the email list without moderation. Any messages sent by others will be moderated.
  • Private, confirmation for non subscribers - Use this mode if you want only subscribers, list owners, and moderators to be able to send messages to the email list without confirmed. When an non-subscriber sends a message, he or she receives a confirmation email asking them to confirm their email (involves following a link or sending an email to sympa with a certain authentication code).
  • Public list - Use this mode if you want anyone to be able to send a message to the email list.
  • Public list, Bcc rejected (anti spam) - Use this mode if you want anyone to be able to send a message to the email list, except for message using bcc, which are rejected.
  • Anyone with previous md5 confirmation - Use this mode if you want anyone to be able to send messages to the email list after their email is confirmed. Upon sending a message, the subscriber receives a confirmation email asking them to confirm their email (involves following a link or sending an email to sympa with a certain authentication code).
  • Public list multipart / mixed messages are forwarded to moderator - Use this mode if you want anyone to be able to send a message to the email list, except for messages with attachments, which are moderated.
  • Public list multipart messages are rejected - Use this mode if you want anyone to be able to send a message to the email list, except for messages with attachments, which are rejected.

Digest Frequency

This field controls the frequency of digest emails for the list. Since only one hour and minute can be selected, the maximum frequency that digest emails can be sent to the list is once per day.

  • Days - Indicates which days digest emails are sent.
  • Hour - Indicates which hour of the day digest emails are sent. This is in military time (i.e., 1 p.m. is 13).
  • Minute - Indicates which minute of the hour digest emails are sent.

Digest maximum number of messages

This field controls the maximum number of messages sent in a digest.

Available subscription options

This field controls the modes that a subscriber can select. To select multiple modes, held down the Ctrl key on a pc or the Command key on a Mac.

  • digest - Digest MIME format
  • digestplain - Digest plain text format
  • html - Html only
  • mail -Standard (direct reception)
  • nomail No mail (useful for vacations)
  • not_me -You do not receive your own posts
  • notice - Notice mode
  • summary - Summary mode
  • text -Text only mode
  • urlize - Urlize mode

Reply address Value

This field indicates what email address will display in the Reply-to field of messages. We recommend that all lists be set to the default setting of "sender" to reduce confusion.

  • Sender - Use this setting if you want the sender's email address to display.
  • All - Use this setting if you want the sender's email address and the email list's email address to display
  • List- Use this setting if you want the list's email address to display.
  • Other_email - Use this setting if you want to designate a different email address to display. If you select this option, you'll need to designate the email address in the other email address field.

Subject tagging

This field is used to include a topic, such as the list name, in the subject line of every email message sent through the email list. The topic will display in brackets.




Keywords:listhost mailing list lists.uchicago.edu email sending reception sympa   Doc ID:16026
Owner:Paul B.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2010-12-05 18:00 CSTUpdated:2011-12-05 12:05 CST
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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