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faq:everydayuse:what_if_someone_wants_to_make_a_room_into_a_mailing_list_can_we_do_that [2008/09/23 14:19]
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faq:everydayuse:what_if_someone_wants_to_make_a_room_into_a_mailing_list_can_we_do_that [2013/11/24 18:33] (current)
dothebart more details on mailinglists.
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 ====== How do I create a mailing list or distribution list? ====== ====== How do I create a mailing list or distribution list? ======
-As you might have guessed already, a room is the entity providing this functionality. You need to have at least room-aide privileges to access feature.+As you might have guessed already, a room is the entity providing this functionality. You need to have at least room-aide privileges to access this feature. By default, you may want to choose public BBS-Rooms or public mailfolders for this; you may however find usecases where other roomtypes make sense too.
  
 Citadel incorporates a fully functional listserver. It provides both single-message and digest modes, and allows self-service subscribe/unsubscribe via Webcit, and Aide controlled subscription. Multiple email addresses can be added at once; You also can choose email addresses from all your addressbooks. Citadel incorporates a fully functional listserver. It provides both single-message and digest modes, and allows self-service subscribe/unsubscribe via Webcit, and Aide controlled subscription. Multiple email addresses can be added at once; You also can choose email addresses from all your addressbooks.
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 The administration screens in WebCit (//Advanced ->Advanced room commands -> Edit or delete this room ->  Mailing list service//) provide the most intuitive way of configuring and managing a list. The administration screens in WebCit (//Advanced ->Advanced room commands -> Edit or delete this room ->  Mailing list service//) provide the most intuitive way of configuring and managing a list.
  
-You can do this from the text mode client as well.+This screen offers also the ability to... 
 +  - add system global mail aliases for this room; for the way in, multiple addresses may be chosen; default is room_<the roomname>@yourcitadel.org 
 +  - choose the alias which should be used as "from-address" for this room when it sends mails to subscribers 
 +  - Add Recipients in digest ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_digest|one mail per day]]) mode 
 +  - Add Recipients (each mail) 
 +  - Choose message post policy 
 +    - "Allow non-subscribers to mail to this room." -> anybody can send mail to this room. Also usefull if you want to run a shared mailbox ala info@; else messages to all of the subscribed recipients may be sent from: 
 +      - every local user 
 +      - network users from other citadels 
 +    - "Room post publication needs Admin permission." -> a newsleter multicast list - the room aide can send mails to a list of recipients, they may not answer. 
 +    - "Allow self-service subscribe/unsubscribe requests." -> users may choose to subscribe / unsubscribe via webinterface; the URL you should propagate i.e. on your public website follows in the next line. 
 +  - participate in other mailinglists; you may use this to bridge a room to a remote mailinglist. 
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 +You can do most of this from the text mode client as well.
  
  
  
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