ARCHIVED: In LISTSERV, how do I set up a moderated list?
Note: IU retired its LISTSERV system in spring 2012, replacing it with IU List, a new mailing list service. See What is IU List, and how do I use it?
A moderated LISTSERV list requires a human editor or moderator to approve messages before they're posted to the list. An editor can send postings without going through a moderator; a moderator receives and approves a message before it's posted to the list.
Note: The steps in this document involve editing the list header; see ARCHIVED: On my LISTSERV list, how can I modify the list header?
To set up a moderated list, choose one of the following options:
- Set your Send keyword to:
With this setting, LISTSERV will send all postings to the moderator and hold them for a period of time (usually seven days) until the moderator confirms the message with the OK mechanism. For more, see ARCHIVED: On my LISTSERV list, what does the Send keyword do, and what are the possible settings?
- To add an editor to your list, add the following to your list's
email@example.com the email address of the editor: Editor= firstname.lastname@example.org
- By default, the moderator is set to be the owner. To change or
add a moderator, add the following to your list's header, replacing
email@example.com the email address of the moderator. Moderator= firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: An editor is not required to be a moderator, but a moderator should always be listed as an editor.
For more, see the List Owner's Manual for LISTSERV.
Last modified on September 23, 2013.