Kavi Mailing List Manager Help

Chapter 44. Mailing List Home


Mailing List Home displays information about a specific mailing list and provides links to manage your subscription status and view the list's archives, if archives are available for this list.

If you are a mailing list moderator or administrator, you will see links to tools used to moderate messages and perform other mailing list maintenance tasks.

Use the Mailing List Home page to:

  • Manage your subscription via the Change Subscription, Subscribe or Unsubscribe buttons.

  • View any available List Archives.

  • If you are a mailing list moderator or administrator, links to tools used to moderate messages and perform other mailing list maintenance tasks are displayed.

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How to Use the Mailing List Home Tool


Information about this mailing list is displayed.

The following fields may be displayed:

List Name

The name of this mailing list.

List Address

The address you use to send a message that you'd like posted to this mailing list. Click the link to pop up a message window in your email client.


Even though you can log into the organization's website from anywhere and use the link to send email, if you are viewing Mailing List Home from a computer whose email client isn't configured to send mail from your primary or other subscribed email address, your message is rejected or sent for moderation if the list only accepts posts from subscribers (i.e., from subscribed email addresses!). You may have to log into your subscribed webmail account to send the email or add a personality to your email client to transfer mail to and from the authorized address. Consult your email client help for more information.


A description of this mailing list, especially its topic and purpose.

Last Message

The date and time that the most recent message was posted to this mailing list. This is an indicator of how active the list is.

Number of Subscribers

The number of subscribers for this mailing list. This is commonly an indicator of how private or open the list is.

Number of Messages

The number of messages posted to this mailing list. This is an indicator of the amount of activity on the list and the size of its archives.


A description of your subscription and links you can use to change your subscription status. If subscribed, this will include whether you are subscribed as a regular or digest subscriber.

If you are not eligible to subscribe, this field displays the message 'Sorry, this list is not open for subscription'. Some top-level administrators will see this message.

Email Command Help

A link you can click if you would like to receive a list of ezmlm email address commands. Click this link to open a window with the request information prefilled. When you send this email, the mailing list responds by sending you an email with a list of email commands that you can save for future reference. All you have to do to use an email command is send an email with the command in the To: address field.

Policy and Usage

This mailing list's Policy and Usage Statement. New subscribers should study the Policy and Usage Statement before submitting any posts. Be sure to enter a Policy and Usage Statement for your new list, even if it is brief. A good Policy and Usage Statement helps set the tone of the list, contributes to the quality of list content and reduces user support requests by providing answers to key questions. For more information, see the Concepts documentWriting Policy and Usage Statements. A Sample Policy and Usage Statement is also provided for inspiration. You are welcome to use any or all of this sample to help craft a statement that fits the goals and policies of your mailing list and organization.


Manage your subscription status or view the list's archives.

The following options may be displayed:


Click this to access the List Archives tool and view this list's archives. If there are no archives for this list, this link is not displayed.

Change Subscription

Click this link to change your subscription, especially if you are already subscribed and want to change the type of subscription you receive, such as changing a regular subscription to a digest subscription.

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

If you are not subscribed, the Subscribe link is displayed. If you are subscribed, the Unsubscribe link is displayed. Click the available link to instantly subscribe or unsubscribe.

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