Creating mailing lists

Mailing lists are lists of email recipients that can receive email as group. When you create a mailing list, messages sent to the mailing list email address are automatically sent to every email address on the list. If you sometimes send messages to all of the email users on your site, you can create a mailing list to streamline the process. You manage mailing lists through the Majordomo service.

To create a mailing list:

  1. In the shortcuts area of the Home page, click Mailing Lists (Email section). The Mailing Lists window opens.

  2. In the Mailing Lists submenu, click Create. The Create a New Mailing List form opens.

  3. In the List name field, enter a name for the new mailing list. The name must be in lowercase letters. The name you enter is combined with @<> as the email address of the mailing list.

  4. In the List Maintainers Email Address field, enter the email address of the person who will manage this mailing list.

  5. In the Maintenance Password field, enter the password for the mailing list administrator.

  6. In the Confirm Maintenance Password field, enter the password again.

  7. Optional: In the Description field, enter a one-line description of the mailing list, such as for what the list will be used.

  8. Optional: In the Introductory Message text box, enter a welcome message that will be sent to all new members on this mailing list, introducing the mailing list and describing how it is to be used.

  9. Optional: In the Forwarded Mail Footer text box, enter useful information related to the mailing list, such as the name of the mailing list, the email address of the mailing list, or the Web site address.

  10. Click Create.

Go to quick-start guide:
Set up your site's email services


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