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  • List Admins

    • With Lyris, a password is associated with an email address (representing a list administrator), so, for example, each administrator for CU-fengshui-L has his or her own password. There...
    • Summary page linking to various ways to add members to a Lyris e-list.
    • In the addresses shown here, replace listname with the name of your list. Be sure to include the hyphen and the letter L at the end of the list name. Messages...
    • Any list administrator can change or remove privileges for any other list member, including other list administrators. A list admin cannot alter the list owner's privileges. If you want to...
    • Your e-list comes with a standard welcome message that should cover most needs. (See Test Your Message at the bottom of this page to see what the message looks like.) As a list administrator, you...
    • Summary page linking to various ways to remove members to a Lyris e-list.
    • First, a couple of technical terms, as used by CIT and Lyris. A List Owner is the person ultimately responsible for all aspects of the operation of the e-list, and is the...
    • Use this method to find all of your lists to which a member belongs. (This is only for the lists you administer, not all Cornell lists.)
    • Your first line of defense for general questions about e-lists is this web site. The second source of wisdom is the IT Service Desk. If you have questions about a particular list,...
    • One of the responsibilities of an e-list administrator is to provide technical assistance to the list's subscribers. You'll get messages and calls from people around campus (possibly around...
    • Log in to the Lyris administrator web interface. - How do I log in? - Take me to the login page. On the left, click Members. Select Add Members, then Import from...
    • Logging In When you point your browser to the Lyris Administrator interface (https://www.list.cornell.edu), you'll see a login window. For User Name (or Name), enter the email...
    • One of your responsibilities as a list administrator is to keep your membership roster accurate and up-to-date. Lyris will help you by keeping track of the addresses that have problems (like not...
    • Summary page linking to various ways to manage your list's members and administrators
    • Any list administrator can configure an e-list to automatically distribute submitted messages to the list, or hold messages until an administrator has reviewed them. (See our List Configuration:...
    • Lyris provides tools for customizing the way your list behaves. Some of the most commonly-used options are linked here.
    • Only list admins and list owners need Lyris passwords. List members do not have (and do not need) passwords. In the steps described below, you'll be typing your new password into a web...
    • Most email clients let you apply formatting to your messages, features like font choices, size, bold, colors, indents, etc. Some applications (for example, Lyris ListManager) expect...
    • Sometimes things go wrong and suddenly your list implodes. A wave of messages arrive from unexpected sources, or a loop gets started where each message automatically generates a reply. Whatever the cause, you want to stop it, then figure out what happened.
    • A list administrator can see the complete list of the list's members and administrators

    List Members

    • By creating rules, you can have your e-list messages sorted into various folders automatically.
    • In the addresses shown here, replace listname with the name of your list. Be sure to include the hyphen and the letter L at the end of the list name. Messages...
    • If you use a Cornell Optional Email Alias (also known as COEA or Alias) address AND you use Lyris (CIT's electronic mailing list service), you may find yourself in a situation where the two services don't play nicely.  
    • This article links to several other articles that outline the basics of being a list member.
    • How do I change my settings? To find out how you've got the options set for a particular list, send an email message to listname-request@cornell.edu where listname is the...
    • If you are a member of a CIT-hosted list, there are four configuration settings you can control. Most people who use e-lists never feel the need to change any of the default settings, but isn't it nice to know you have choices?
    • Your first line of defense for general questions about e-lists is this web site. The second source of wisdom is the IT Service Desk. If you have questions about a particular list,...
    • To join an e-list (also called subscribing), send an email message to listname-request@cornell.edu  where listname is the name of the list you want to join, including the...
    • Notes for people who use a Cornell Optional Email Alias address instead of their NetID address. To leave an e-list (also called unsubscribing), send an email message to...
    • Administrators can review a list of members through the Lyris web interface. The Lyris review command returns basic information about an e-list. Depending on how the list owner has...
    • Replying to a list message is just like replying to any email message, except that you must be very careful to check where your reply will go. When list owners establish their lists,...
    • Most email clients let you apply formatting to your messages, features like font choices, size, bold, colors, indents, etc. Some applications (for example, Lyris ListManager) expect...
    • If you attach a file larger than 700 KB to an e-list message, it won't go through. E-list messages have a maximum size of one megabyte, including attachments, and the very act of attaching a...
    • See also Replying to E-list Messages Sending a message to the members of an e-list is almost exactly like sending any other email message. You simply put the e-list address...
    • To find out which CIT-hosted lists you have subscribed to, send an email message to lyris@cornell.edu   For the Subject of the message, type the single word which...

    List Owners

    • In the addresses shown here, replace listname with the name of your list. Be sure to include the hyphen and the letter L at the end of the list name. Messages...
    • Your e-list comes with a standard welcome message that should cover most needs. (See Test Your Message at the bottom of this page to see what the message looks like.) As a list administrator, you...
    • First, a couple of technical terms, as used by CIT and Lyris. A List Owner is the person ultimately responsible for all aspects of the operation of the e-list, and is the...
    • Your first line of defense for general questions about e-lists is this web site. The second source of wisdom is the IT Service Desk. If you have questions about a particular list,...
    • This article summarizes the steps for creating a new e-list.
    • Most email clients let you apply formatting to your messages, features like font choices, size, bold, colors, indents, etc. Some applications (for example, Lyris ListManager) expect...
    • To be clear, shutting down a list means the list goes away. The subscriber list is gone. All settings are gone. This is not like going on hiatus, or vacation, or sabbatical (see our Stop All...
    • Please note that the new list owner Must be a current Cornell faculty or staff member, a current Cornell student, or a Cornell alumnus, and Must have an legitimate Cornell NetID...

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