The general settings for a mailing list contain the information that establishes how the list functions. Information about the items on this page can be found below.
List name - This is the name of the list and the email address to which and from which emails will be sent.
Description - For ease in identification, you may add a description to the list.
List moderator - This is the "owner" of the list. The moderator must be a user in your domain.
List password - Posting on a list can also be restricted by requiring a password. To post to a list that is password protected you must send the password in the subject enclosed by brackets and colons (e.g. Subject: [:password:] Attention all subscribers).
Who can post? - An email that is sent to the list, and therefore re-sent to the list subscribers, is considered to be "posted". In this field you can determine who has access to post to the list. In addition to the selected post option, you can enable the posters list, which can further permit or deny users.
Subject prefix - All list posts will get this text put on the subject line before the actual subject. It is recommended most for discussion lists, so that people can filter posts more easily.
Max message size - The maximum permitted size of a message (in kilobytes). If the message exceeds this size, it will not be posted. If you do not wish to set a size limit, enter 0 (zero).
Max recipients / message - This setting is used to set the number of recipients per message that will be sent. For example, if there were 500 subscribers to a list, and the max recipients value was 100, 5 emails would be sent (each with 100 recipients). Changing this settings can affect the load on the server.
Reply to list - When this option is checked, replies from a subscriber go to the list. If this option is off, the reply goes to the person who posted the original message on the list.
Enable LIST command - This option enables the ability for a user to send an email to the list command address and receive a reply of all list users. The use of this command is detailed in the topic List Serv Commands. Note: It is recommended that you leave this option disabled, as people or automated systems could use the user list for malicious purposes.
Enable SUBSCRIBE command - This enables the subscribe command that allows people to subscribe to the list by sending the command to the list command address. Leave this box unchecked if you wish to have control over your list subscribers, and then only list administrators will be able to modify the subscribers. The use of this command is detailed in the topic List Serv Commands.
Enable digest mode - This enables digest mode. When using digest, the server stores all posts to the list in a set folder. When the 'trigger' is set off, all accumulated posts are sent out as a single message. For more information about digest mode, see the topic Digest Overview.
Enable header - When enabled, the header you define in Header will be placed at the top of each email.
Enable footer - When enabled, the footer you define in Footer will be placed at the bottom of each email.
Enable poster whitelist - Anyone added to the Poster Whitelist will be able to post if this option is enabled. The Poster Blacklist is always enabled.
Allow unsubscribe from subject - Enabling this option will allow a subscriber to unsubscribe from your list by replying to the list with unsubscribe in the subject line. It is recommended that you usually keep this option enabled, as it will reduce complaints of abuse, as subscribers can quickly opt-out of the list.