Setting up a mailing list
A mailing list can be used for two main purposes:
1) discussion among members
2) email broadcasts from the list owner
You may create a list, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, in the Site Manager under "Email" -> "Mailing Lists".
You may insert a section of type "Components - Mailing List" into one of your pages so that people could subscribe to this list on your website. You can also mass subscribe email addresses to the list from the control panel in the Site Manager under "Email" -> "Mailing Lists".
Subscribers can participate in discussions with others on the list or they could receive email broadcasts from the list owner, depending upon how the list is configured.
To ensure that your list members cannot post to the list, you will have to modify the configuration, both for new members as well as existing members.
1) For new members, please to go "Privacy Options" -> "Sender Filters". Here you can set new member's posts for acceptance or rejection. Just set the following question to "Yes": "By default, should new list member postings be moderated?"
2) For members already on the list you will have to set their moderation flag manually. You can set the moderation flag for existing members under "Membership Management". Use the option at the bottom of this page which says, "Set everyone's moderation bit, including those members not currently visible". Set the choice to "On" and click "Set".
You can administer your archival privacy settings under "Archiving Options".
Should you want your mailing list's emails to be protected from public viewing, please adjust the setting for "Is archive file source for public or private archival?" to "private". This will stop search engines from querying your archives.
You may also wish to review additional privacy settings under "Privacy options".
If you have any questions, please just let us know.
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