MailEnable can define groups and lists under Post Offices. This article explains the differences between groups and lists.
A group equates a single mail address to a list of mail addresses.
A group with the address firstname.lastname@example.org could contain an array of other addresses. If anyone sends a message to the groups address, the message is automatically delivered to all the members of the group. People can only become a member of a group if the Mail Administrator adds them as a member.
A list also provides the above functionality, however there is more control over how messages are published and how people become a member of a list. The most significant difference is that people can subscribe to a list via e-mail. They send a message to the lists SMTP address with the keyword 'subscribe' in the subject (they can also unsubscribe by placing unsubscribe in the subject). It is possible to moderate a list, forcing all messages sent to the list to be routed to a moderators address. Only the moderator can publish to the list. Any messages sent to the list by the moderator are immediately distributed to the subscribers of the list.
Another option when using the
list server, is the ability to configure a list that will send out a confirmation code
for any user wanting to subscribe to the list, thus requiring the user
to reply back to the list using the confirmation code to successfully subscibe
to the list.
Additional extensions available to lists are outlined in the MailEnable Professional Edition documentation.
How do moderated lists work?: Article ME020128
How to specify the password for a password protected list: Article ME020108
List connector messages are not dispatched for moderated lists: Article ME020093
What are list commands and how do users subscribe and unsubscribe to MailEnable lists?: Article ME020089
|Product:||MailEnable (All Versions)|
|Keywords:||Group List groups lists subscribe unsubscribe list server|
|Class:||INF: Product Information|
|Created:||17/04/2003 5:57:00 PM|
|Revised:||Wednesday, May 4, 2016|