MailEnable Professional Guide
Lists - Options

MailEnable also provides advanced list configuration options. These options can control who can post to lists, where list replies should be directed, who can subscribe to lists and the format of any subject prefix that is applied to posts.

Subscription type

MailEnable can control how subscriptions are handled.

Setting

Description

Anyone can subscribe to this list via email

Allows people to subscribe to the list by sending the word “subscribe” as the subject of an email to the list.

E-mail subscriptions are not permitted for this list

Stops people from subscribing to the list. List members can only be added through the administration program.

E-mail subscriptions need to be confirmed

Enforces a subscription confirmation code to be returned to the list for successful subscription. When this option is enabled a subscription code will be sent out after a message has been sent to list with “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject field of the message. The user then needs to reply to list using the confirmation code that was sent out to him/her to successfully subscribe to the list.

Posting permissions

MailEnable can control who can post to a list.

Setting

Description

Anyone can post to this list

Anyone is allowed to send a message to the list.

Only subscribers can post to this list

The list will only accept posts from email addresses that exist in the list. This is not available when using a datasource for the list members.

Posting to this list requires a password

Password protects the list. To send an email to a password protected list, users need to enclose the password in square brackets and colons e.g. [: and :]

Reply options

These options determine who should receive responses when a recipient replies to a post.

Setting

Description

Subscribers reply to the list

The reply to address is set to the list address, so when users reply to a message that gets sent from the list, their email gets sent to the list.

Subscribers reply to the posters address

The reply to address is set to the email address of the sender, so when users reply to a message sent from the list, their email is sent to the person who made the original post.

Subscribers reply to the moderators address

The reply to address is set to the moderators email address, so when users reply to a message sent from the list, their email is sent to the moderator.

List subject prefix

Some lists place a prefix in the subject of the list messages. This allows subscribers to filter the messages that are dispatched to them via the list server. These options can control the prefix that is appended to the subject of messages that are dispatched to list subscribers.

Setting

Description

Subject is prefixed with the name of the list

The list name, enclosed in square brackets ([ and ]) is added to the start of the subject line of emails posted to the list.

Subject is not altered

Subject is not altered for any messages posted to the list.

Subject should have the following prefix

Specified text is added to the start of the subject line for all emails posted to the list.

 

 

 


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