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Add One E-list Member via Email Commands (Lyris)

This article applies to: E-lists (Lyris)

Only list administrators may add members (other than themselves) to an e-list.

To add a member to a list, send an email message to

where listname is the name of the list including the hyphen and the letter L at the end of the list name.

Your message needs three lines of text, based on the following syntax:

login password

add subform emailaddress name



  • password is your password as administrator of the e-list
  • emailaddress is the full address of the new member
  • name is the name of the person being added

The person's name is optional.

Do not put quotes around the name.

The message must be sent in plain text, that is, no formatting, font styles, or HTML code. (How do I send plain text?)

Here's an example of a message to add one member:

Optional: To add this address without having Lyris send a "Hello, welcome to the list" message, put the word "quiet" (no quotation marks) at the end of the "add" line.

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