ONElist Owners' Manual
Congratulations on creating a mailing list community with ONElist.
Running a list community can be a very rewarding experience. We've
assembled this document to try to answer many of the questions that
you may have about running a list community.
How Do I Access the Moderator Functions on the Web Site?
All moderation functions for your list are available through the
Manage List screen. To access the Manage List screen for your
list, click on the User Center link on the ONElist menu bar. After
entering your email address and password, you will get the User
Center screen. It will list all the lists you moderate. Next to
each of these is a link to the Manage List screen for that list.
On the Manage List screen will be links to view subscribers, add users,
approve messages, and all the other available moderation functions.
Subscription Links and Email Command Addresses
ONElist makes it easy for people interested in your list to subscribe
to it. We provide a special subscription URL that walks people through
the subscription process for your list. The form of the URL is:
We also provide graphics that you can include on your web site. These
graphics and the HTML code needed to display them are detailed on the
Manage List screen for your list.
where listname is the name of the list
In addition, we provide several special email addresses:
where listname is the name of your list. For the subscribe,
unsubscribe, normal, and digest commands, just send an empty email to
- email@example.com - Sends email to the list owners
- firstname.lastname@example.org - Subscribe to the list through email
- email@example.com - Unsubscribe from the list
- firstname.lastname@example.org - Switch your subscription to normal
- email@example.com - Switch your subscription to digest
Note: the firstname.lastname@example.org address is just for people to contact
the managers of a list.
Someone is Sending Inappropriate Messages to My List
You have several ways to deal with this. A warning message to the user
is a good first step. If the person continues to send inappropriate
messages, you can turn off their ability to post to the list. You can
do this through the Subscribers link on the Manage List
screen for your list. Or, you can unsubscribe the person from your list.
One of my Users Thinks That Spammers got Their Address from ONElist
ONElist does not give out email addresses to anyone. We also do not
send seperate mailings to our users.
I've Added a User and They Don't Show Up as a Subscriber
If you added the user using the option where they have to respond to
a confirmation email, then most likely they have not done so yet. If you
directly added the user, and they aren't showing up, it is because the
user's account is either bounced or inactive.
How can I Get Rid of the Advertising on List Messages
ONElist now offers a no ads option. Please
click here for more information.
How can I Promote my List
There are many ways to promote your list. We have a
page dedicated to the available options.
One thing to note is that if you wish to advertise your list on other
lists, you must get the permission of the list owner first.
Resources for List Owners
There are many resources available for list owners. We have a
page for list owner mailing lists.
You may also wish to start an
Excite community for your list.
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