ListSTAR now offers a powerful new way to create mailing lists, using Templates. These automatic updaters allow you to import the lists and use them without having to set all the options yourself -- just like stationary.
The ListSTAR templates have been updated for version 1.2. If you want to update an existing Mailing List, Announcement List, or other service to the 1.2 Templates, be sure to read the instructions first.
- Mailing List
This template creates a normal discussion list where subscribers can send messages to the list which are reflected to all subscribers, as well as subscribing, unsubscribing and switching to digest mode.
- Moderated Mailing List
This template creates a discussion list where the list administrator or moderator must approve all messages. Otherwise, it is like the above simple mailing list.
- Closed Mailing List
This template creates a private discussion list where you, the list administrator, must arrange all subscriptions. Otherwise, it is like the above simple mailing list.
- Announcement List
This template creates a one-way list, where the moderator or list administrator sends all messages.
- Corporate Autoresponder
This template creates an automatic response and forwarding system, so that messages sent to a particular address can be processed appropriately.
This template creates a system for returning specific information based on the subject or body of an email program.
- Server Administration
This template creates a special service for rotating log files. For ListSTAR/SMTP, it also handles messages for email addresses which do not exist on the server.
- Vacation Service
This template automatically tracks messages sent while you are unavailable and sends only one vacation notification message to those who send you mail.
Installing the Templates
In order to take advantage of the templates, a number of files must be installed in your ListSTAR Server hierarchy, beyond the structure described in the manual. The installer will automatically create a new "Templates" folder, new AppleScripts for the "Scripts" folder, and new global files in the "ADMIN" folder.
Note: to take advantage of the template changes, you may want to update your existing lists.
Changes in Templates 1.2
- Announcement Lists now forward with minimal headers.
- The regular expression for finding the "Digests" command has been improved.
- All services make use of "Global Message Responses". These are found in the "ADMIN" folder. Changing these files will affect all mailing lists which point at them.
- Import script dialogs were updated.
- Version numbers were updated to 1.2.
- All address lists were updated to the new format.
- All activity logs and reports were cleared.