CREATE MAILING LIST

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How do I create a new mailing list?

The following article explains the steps involved in creating a new mailing list for your SmarterMail List Server plan. Each mailing list is given a name and contains a list of email addresses that will receive messages sent to the list. To send an email to the list, use listname@list.yourdomainname.com as the ‘To’ address.

To create a mailing list, please follow these steps:

  1. Open a browser window go to one of the following URLs:
    • http://list.yourdomainname.com
    • http://server.safesecureweb.com – server name provided when list was created
  2. Login as root@list.yourdomainname.com with your primary FTP password.
  3. From the Domain Settings menu select Mailing Lists.
  4. Click New List.
  5. Enter the following information:
    • List Name – the name of the list (the name is also the email address used by the list to send and receive emails)
    • Description – the description of the list for easy identification
    • List Moderator – the “owner” of the list who must be a user in your domain
    • List Password – the password required to post on a restricted list (to post to a list that is password protected, you must include the password in the subject line enclosed by brackets and colons (e.g., Subject: [:password:] Attention all subscribers))
    • Who Can Post? – identify who has access to post to the list (in addition to the selected poster option, you can enable the posters list, which can further permit or deny users)
      • Anyone: allows anyone, regardless of whether they are a subscriber or not, to send an email to the list. This setting can cause abuse if it is not closely monitored and we STRONGLY suggest not using it.
      • Subscribers Only: allows only the list subscribers to send and receive posts. This setting is used for discussion lists and the moderator will still be permitted to post.
      • Moderators Only: allows only the moderator to post to the list. No one else, not even list subscribers, will be able to post. This setting is used for newsletters and announcement-only lists.
    • Subject Prefix – the text inserted in the subject line before the actual subject (this setting is recommended for discussion lists for easy filtering)
    • Max Message Size – if you do not wish to set a size limit, enter 0 (zero), otherwise choose a maximum permitted size (in kilobytes) of a message (if the message exceeds this size, it will not be posted)
    • Max Recipients/Message – the number of recipients, per message, that may be sent (e.g., if there were 500 subscribers to a list, and the max recipients value was 100, 5 emails would be sent with 100 recipients each)

  6. Click Save.

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