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E-list Configuration: Are Posts Moderated? (Lyris)

This article applies to: E-lists (Lyris)


  1. Log in to the Lyris administrator web interface.
    - How do I log in?
    - Take me to the login page.
  2. On the left, click Utilities.
  3. Hover over List Settings. A sub-menu will open.
  4. Select Email Submitted Content.
  5. Click the gray Approval tab.
  6. Use the Is list moderated drop-down to select the option you want:
    • not moderated - messages never need approval - all messages (from qualified posters) are posted directly to the list.
    • moderated - all messages must be approved - all messages (from qualified posters) are held until an administrator reviews them. The administrator can approve the message as is, edit it, or reject it.
    • number moderated - members have their first few messages approved - you specify how many messages need to be moderated for new members.
  7. The Approve # for number moderated drop-down list only applies if you selected number moderated in step 6. This is where you indicate how many messages a new member must have moderated (either approved or rejected) before their postings will be sent to the list without moderation.
  8. The drop-down list next to Automatically release unmoderated messages specifies what happens if a messages sits waiting for moderation for a period of days without being approved or rejected. Give some thought to this setting! If you want to be very careful with what gets posted to your list, select Approval is always required.
  9. The drop-down list next to Automatically release messages at only applies if you selected automatic release of messages in step 8. It specifies the time of day that messages which have waited pending review (for the specified number of days) are released to the list.
  10. Click Save.

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