New Lists: Your settings will be created from the New List Request Form that you submit. You should not need to change any of the settings.

Detailed information can be found  in the L-Soft List Keyword Reference.

Help can also be found by selecting List Management > List Configuration > Alphabetic Keyword List

The most commonly changed settings include (these match the selections on the New List Request Form):

List Owner Information--

To add or change the list owner, select List Management > List Configuration > Manual List Configuration and modify

Owner = EmailAddressOne,EmailAddressTwo....

A. Who can subscribe to the list?

Subscription = keyword

  • Open,Confirm -> Anyone can subscribe to the list. They must confirm their address with an "OK" response. No list owner intervention is required.
  • By_Owner -> New users are not allowed to subscribe. Their requests are forwarded to the list owner.
  • By_Owner,Confirm -> Same as "By_ Owner" with the addition that the subscriber must first confirm their address with an "OK" response.
  • Closed -> New users are not allowed to subscribe. Their requests are "bounced" back to the sender, i.e., the list owner does not see the requests.

B. Who can post (send) messages to the list?

Send = keyword

  • Public,Confirm -> Anyone can send to the list.
  • Private,Confirm -> Only list members can send to the list.
  • Owner,Confirm -> Only the owner can send to the list. Messages are "bounced" back to the sender.
  • Editor,Hold, Confirm
       Editor =
    editors_emailaddress -> All messages are sent to the editor for approval.

C. Should the listname be shown on the online archives web page and the e-mail list-of-lists?

Confidential =

  • No -> Display the listname.
  • Yes -> Keep the listname confidential.

D. Who can view the online archives?

This is the last setting in Notebook =

  • Public -> Anyone can view the online archives.
  • Private -> Only list members can view the online archives.
  • Owner -> Only the list owner can view the online archives.

E. Who can review the list of subscribers?

Review =

  • Public -> Anyone can view the list of subscribers.
  • Private -> Only list members can view the list of subscribers.
  • Owner -> Only the list owner can view the list of subscribers.

F. To whom should the replies go?

Reply-to =

  • Sender,Respect -> Replies are directed to the original sender. The original "Reply-to", if any, is kept.
  • List,Ignore -> Replies are directed to the list address. The original "Reply-to", if any, is ignored and discarded.
Article number: 
100801
Last updated: 
May 19, 2016