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Mailing List - Email Moderation of Restricted Mailing List
This document is for use by the person(s) designated to approve(moderate) which emails may be sent to a restricted email list. It includes the steps to follow when reviewing an email that is sent to such an email list. It also discusses rules and alternatives for attachments.
Moderated mailing list description
If a mailing list is moderated, any posts to the list will be held for approval before they are sent to the list subscribers. The list administrator(s) will decide whether or not to allow each message to be posted to the list. Other factors may also trigger
a post to be held, such as if the message is too long. The following shows the steps required for a message posted to a moderated list to make it to the subscribers:
Email Moderation Request
- An email notification will be sent to the email moderator for approval.
- There are two type of request that will come through for approval, New Request or Request Waiting:
- Here is an example of what the new email moderation request looks like in TitanApps (please note the Subject):
- Here is an example of what the request waiting email moderation request looks like in TitanApps (please note the Subject):
You may also see the following email conversation for an email list moderation request. This conversation is common for after hours or weekend requests and usually appears at the start of the day:
Check for Emails with Attachments
- You may also see the following email conversation for an email list moderation request (please note the paper clip indicating an attachment that comes from a local or network drive):
- Such attachments are not permitted and should be Discarded due to that the server must store a copy of the attachment for each email address that is on the mail list. When considering the number of addresses in any given campus-wide email list, this can be a significant amount of server space.
- Add a link to a webpage that contains the desired information.
- Insert a file using TitanApps Drive (the icon for this is located just to the right of the attachment paperclip at the bottom of
the 'TitanApp's Compose New Message' window.
Alternative to Email Attachments
There are two alternatives to adding an attachment:
Review the Email for Moderation
- Open the email notification for moderation approval.
- This email will include the URL to the list's pending request page.
- For new request click on the link shown under ‘At your convenience, visit:’. For request waiting click on the link under 'waiting for your consideration at':
New Request Email Link Request Waiting Email Link
- Enter your password if prompted.
- Navigate to the Held Messages area.
- Click on the number just to the left of ‘Subject’ (there may be more than one, always approve in chronological order, which is indicated by the Received heading).
- Review the content of the message.
- Optional Review: Depending on the way it was sent, it may be in a format which is not easily readable in the preview.
- In this case, leave the selected action at "defer"
- Click the box for having the message forwarded to the owner (that's you.)
- Click "Submit all data", that message will be sent only to your address for you to review, and it is still held in the list manager software for your later approval.
- Select the appropriate radio button in the ‘Posting Held for Approval’ area.
• Defer – Nothing will happen and the request will still be pending moderation.
• Approve – The email will be sent to the email list.
• Discard – The email will not be sent and will no longer be pending moderation. (Please contact the sender before discarding)
- Click on the Submit All Data button.
- Continue moderation until you see the following message which indicates there are no emails left to moderate.
STEP 1: Navigate to the Email Moderation Screen
STEP 2: Take Action on the Message
If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or firstname.lastname@example.org