Setting Moderation Options
The moderation settings control who can automatically post an email to a list and who requires approval. In a private non-discussion list, only authorized senders should be able to post. All other message should be handled by the list moderation options. They are frequently set to auto-discard.
Follow the instructions below to set the moderator options for an announcment-only list:
- Click the Sender filters link under the Privacy options... section.
- Scroll down the page to the Member filters section.
- Set "By default, should new list member postings be moderated to Yes.
- Set "Action to take when a moderated member posts to the list." according to the following criteria:
Select this option to automatically hold a moderated message for the list admin to approve, reject or discard.
Select this option to automatically reject reject a moderated message. The message in the box below will be automatically forwarded to the sender.
Select this option to automatically discard a moderated message. There will be no notification to the sender or list admin.
Note: Most non-discussion lists are set to auto discard. Only authorized senders can send a message to this kind of list.
- Scroll down the page to the Non-member filters section.
- Enter the email address of everyone who is authorized to send an email to the list into the "List of non-members who postings should be automatically accepted" (authorized sender) text box. This may be your email, the email of an athorized person in your area, or a generic email account used to send the emails to the group. There should be only one email address per line.
- Scroll down the page to the "Action to take for postings from non-members for which no explicit action is defined?" question.
- Set "Action to take for postings from non-members... " to Discard.
- Set "Should messages from non-members, which are automatically discarded, be forward to the list moderator?" to No.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Submit Your Changes button.