SmartList Remote Maintainers Guide
Last updated $Date: 2011/04/04 17:52:49 $ by $Author: gerald $
The Web interface
is the recommended way to administer W3C-hosted mailing lists.
There are several requirements to use the Web interface:
- The Tool uses our Web server's Access Control facilities to know if the
user is a list maintainer. Therefore, you need to have a W3C Member
login&password to use the tool. You may already have one to
access the Member site. But if you have direct IP
access to the Member site, then you need to apply for a Member password
using our Member Access
- The tool is only useful to add/remove subscribers to a mailing list. If
you need more advanced features, contact <email@example.com>.
- The mailing lists need to be retro-fitted with the List Tool, therefore
if you want to use the Web interface, first make sure you have a
Member login&password, then send a mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Handling [Moderator Action] messages
If your mailing list is closed and a non-subscriber sends a message , you,
as the maintainer, will get back a message with the following subject
Subject: [Moderator Action] original subject
If this is a valid message for your list, you should forward it to the
list using the "bounce" or "resend" command of your email client. Smartlist
will remove the [Moderator Action] prefix and the message will appear to come
from the original sender (and not from you). Some custom X-headers will be
set to indicate you forwarded the mail.
Your contribution is needed here if you had to do something special with
your mail client program to bounce a message.
- In Eudora Mac 5.1, use "Redirect" from the Message menu. Eudora will
add "(by way of <your name>)" to the From field; see example.
You will need to remove the "[Moderator Action] " prefix in the Subject
line manually if so desired.
- For Thunderbird you need this
extension. Although it doesn't allow you to edit the subject line, so
it will still say [Moderator Action] on the outward-going mail, as
pointed out above the W3C servers strip it off.
- For Gmail, see Bouncing
a message from Gmail by Sam Ruby.
E-mail command interface
W3C lists can also be administered using an e-mail command interface, but the Web
interface documented above is much easier to use. The email command interface
is generally not enabled for W3C lists; contact sysreq if you need it enabled.
Last modified $Date: 2011/04/04 17:52:49 $ by $Author: gerald $