Restrict Who Can Post to a Mailing List

Mailing lists are a good way to send a message or series of messages to many people at once. For example, many companies use mailing lists to email newsletters, promotional offers, or information about product updates to subscribers.

Domain administrators can specify who can send messages to mailing list subscribers. Doing so can prevent people from spamming the mailing list and control the flow of information. For example, if a company is using the mailing list feature as an announcements list (rather than a discussion list), the domain administrator may want to modify the mailing list settings so that only the list moderator can post to the mailing list.

Applies to SmarterMail 8.x - 15.x

Follow these steps to restrict who can post to a specific mailing list:

  1. Log in to Smartermail as the domain administrator.
  2. Click the Settings icon.
  3. Expand the Domain Settings and Mailing Lists folders.
  4. Click Mailing Lists in the navigation pane. A list of mailing lists for the domain will load in the content pane.
  5. Select the desired mailing list and click Edit in the content pane toolbar.
  6. To specify who can post to the mailing list, select the appropriate option from the Allowed Posters field.
  7. All other mailing list settings are optional.

NOTE: Domain administrators can allow moderators and authorized individuals to post to a specific mailing list by selecting Moderator Only as the option in step 6 above and adding the individual email addresses as whitelisted posters. For more information, refer to the KB article Add Whitelisted Posters to a Mailing List.

For more information, refer to the SmarterMail Online Help.


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