Seven - Email Manager and Email Lists
You can access your
Mail Manager by going to your Control Panel:
Inside this area you
can setup all of your email items...like auto-responders, forwarded mail,
and pop accounts.
Once you've accessed
your Control Panel, click on Mail Manager and then click on the email account
you wish to edit. This area is self-explanatory.
We've gone into more
detail for the Mail Lists below.
To set up a
new mailing list?
(1) Go to your mail
(2) Create a list
in Mail Manager by clicking on "New List".
(3) Add the name
of the list. You'll get a message giving you instructions, repeated below.
(4) Click "edit list"
and you're asked to add the maintainer, password, and max # e-mails archived.
- The maintainer is
the e-mail of the person in charge of the list
- The password is
the list password
- Max # e-mails archived
is the number of the most recent "back-issues" to be saved, and sent when
someone requests the most recent e-mails sent to your mailing list.
How do I subscribe
to a list?
To subscribe to the
mailinglist, simply send a message with the word "subscribe" in the Subject:
field to the -request address of that list.
to the digest:
A digest sends all
messages at once, in one big message, rather than sending each one individually.
To subscribe the digest, simply send a message with the word "subscribe"
in the Subject: field to the following address.
How do I send
an email to the list?
To send email to the
mailinglist, write to the following address:
How do I unsubscribe
to a list?
To unsubscribe from
the mailinglist, simply send a message with the word "unsubscribe" in the
Subject: field to the -request address of that list.
from the digest:
To unsubscribe from
the digest, write an e-mail like this.
You can get to the
Mailing List Manager by selecting the list from under 'Edit List' in the
Mail Manager, then selecting 'Mailing List Manager'. You will need to know
the Maintainer email and password to administer the list. The results of
the commands will be sent to the list maintainer's email address.
I would like
to set up a newsletter. Can I get SmartList to do this?
Yes! When you use
SmartList to send out an electronic newsletter, you limit the submissions
accepted to yourself, and tell SmartList not to accept "foreign" submissions.
Anyone who signs up will still receive the list but now cannot send to
it. If you want all your lists to be newsletters, you can skip the delink
step. If you're not sure, go ahead and delink this one.
I already have
a list of addresses for my mailing list. How can I subscribe the entire
The 'dist' file is
the distribution list -- the list of recipients. To add a pre-existing
list of recipients, copy it into the dist file:
You can add a short
list by hand or by cut-and-paste. For a really long list, you may want
to download the dist file, edit it using a word processing program, save
it as text or ASCII, and then upload the edited file.
The following conditions
- One subscriber per
- Empty lines are
- The mail address
of the subscriber must be the first word on the line
- Comments may follow
the address (but separated from the address by at least one whitespace
the line containing: "Only addresses below this line can be automatically
removed" is write-protected from changes (i.e. these addresses can
never be automatically/accidentally unsubscribed)
- If the line: "Only
addresses below this line can be automatically removed" is not present
at all, automatic unsubscriptions to this list are impossible
- New subscribers
will always appear on the line immediately following the last filled entry
in the dist file.
Some sample entries
(the preferred format):
(some comment) email@example.com (some comment) (some more comments) Depreciated,
(some comment) firstname.lastname@example.org
some comment <email@example.com>
Note: adding to the
dist file for a list automatically adds to the accept file as well, unless
you have turned off foreign submissions.
Where can I
get more information about SmartList?