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I am the owner (administrator) of a Sussex mailing list but it won't accept my emails.


As a mailing list administrator, you have the ability to make changes to a list's membership, and you can also change the list's configuration.

You don't, however, have the automatic ability to send email to the list.   This is true of mailing lists which are 'moderated' or have restricted membership or restricted posting rights such as 'private', 'open broadcast' and 'private broadcast' lists.   See the explanation of list types for further information.

Before you can post to your own restricted lists you must be

  • an authorised non-member of the mailing list(s), OR
  • subscribed to the list(s) as an unmoderated member.

The administrator (owner) or the moderator of a mailing list does not count as a member of the mailing list unless they are subscribed to the list.

How to make yourself an authorised non-member:

To enable yourself to post to your list without being a subscribed member, go to your list's Admin page, choose the Privacy Options section and then the Sender Filters section.   Half way down this page you will find a box labelled "List of non-member addresses whose postings should be automatically accepted".    Enter your official Sussex email address in the box and then click the 'Submit Your Changes' button button for the change to take effect.

How to subscribe yourself as an unmoderated list member:

If you are not already subscribed to your list and want to be a subscriber, go to your list's Admin page and choose the Membership Management option.  Then choose the Mass Subscription option. Enter your official email address in the box provided, then click the 'Submit Your Changes' button button at the foot of the page.  Then follow the instructions in the paragraph below.

If you are already subscribed as a list member:

If you are subscribed to your list, you need to make sure you are unmoderated.  In your list's Admin page, choose the Membership Management option.  In the list of members, there is a column labelled mod just to the right of the member address column.   Find your address on the list and then remove the checkmark from the mod box by clicking on it.  Then click the 'Submit Your Changes' button button to confirm this change.

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Created by Andy Clews on 1 November 2004 and last updated by Andy Clews on 26 February 2014