In this online article, we’re going to review the Mailing List Manager and its features.

What is a Mailing List?

A mailing list is a group of electronic mailboxes that can all be reached by sending a single message to an email account, the mailing list’s administrative email address.

What Type of Mailing List Software Do You Offer?

The mailing software we provide for our customers is called Majordomo. For full details, please visit the official Majordomo website.

How Would I Go About Setting Up a Mailing List?

Setting up a mailing list on your AwardSpace account can be achieved in four easy steps:

  1. Log into your AwardSpace Control Panel.
  2. Visit the Mailing Lists page.
  3. Fill in the appropriate fields.
  4. Finally, click on the Create button.

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After you have completed the steps above, your list will appear in the Mailing Lists menu (as shown below).

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Is There Any Documentation for Majordomo?

If you are new to Majordomo and do not know where to begin, please review our Owners & Subscribers manuals for instructions and tips on how to configure your software.

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List of Useful and Frequently Used Majordomo Commands

Below is a list of the most commonly used Majordomo commands:

  • subscribe listname – Your subscribers can use this command to sign up for your mailing list.
  • unsubscribe listname – Gives your subscribers the option to remove their email address from your address list.
  • config listname password – Allows the mailing list administrator to view the current software settings.
  • newconfig listname password – Allows the administrator to make changes to the current setup.

We will review each command individually in the next four paragraphs.

How to Subscribe to a Mailing List?

In order for your customers to sign up for your mailing list, they will need to perform the following steps:

    1. They will need to send an email to majordomo@yourdomain.com with the command subscribe listname in the email body:

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    1. Majordomo will then ask the sender for confirmation:

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    1. In order for your subscribers to confirm the request, they will need to send an authorization code (like the one provided in the screenshot above) to majordomo@yourdomain.com.

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  1. After successful registration, Majordomo will send a confirmation message to your customer.