Eastern Michigan University

Setting General Options

The General Options Section is the default page when you first log on a mailing list. Fundamental list characteristics, including descriptive information about the list and basic behavior, are set up in the General List Options.

Since an Announcement-only list is used to send messages to a predetermined list of individuals, and the list membership may frequently change, newly subscribed and unsubscribed members do not need to receive a welcome or goodbye message from this mailing list. It is recommended that you turn these features off.

Follow the instructions below to set up the basic behavior for an announcement-only mailing list:

  1. Log on the list using the URL in the email sent to you by the Mailman system.
  2. The system will open at the General Options category.

Screenshot - Listserv Training - General Options Section

3. Scroll down to the Notifications section.

4. Set "Send welcome message to newly subscribed members?" to No.
5. Set "Send goodbye message to members when they are unsubscribed?" to No.

Screenshot - Training - Setting Notifications

6. Set "Send mail to poster when their posting is held for approval?" to No.

Screenshot - Training - Send mail to poster - mail held for approval

7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Submit Your Changes button.

Screenshot - Training - Submit Your Changes Button

Mailing list Home
About mailing lists
Setting General Options
Setting Subscription Options
Setting Moderator Options
Adding Members
Deleting Members
Adjusting Moderation for Specific Members
Changing the List Header and Footer
Posting Messages
Bounced Messages
Contact Information