Banning Members

Your Lyris ListManager™ can automatically deny subscription requests and postings from addresses you specify by using bans.

Bans can be created for domains, user names, or complete email addresses. There is no “wildcarding” (e.g., “example.*”). If a domain is banned, sub domains are banned as well (e.g., “example.com” bans “host.example.com”).

You may enter bans one by one, or import a list of bans. Bans can be created for individual lists, sites, or for the entire server. To begin a ban click on the “Ban Addresses” button.

ban address button

There are three types of bans:

1. Always accept
2. Conditionally accept
3. Reject

Always Accept:

“Always accept” bans prevent other addresses from joining. All other addresses will be rejected, unless there are “Always accept” or “Conditionally accept” bans for them. If you want to restrict membership to a particular domain, use “Always accept”. Do not use “Always Accept” bans if you want other addresses to be able to join.

Once an address matches an “Always accept” ban, no further checks will be done on it. Therefore, an “Always accept” ban overcomes a “Reject” ban.

For example, if you have an “Always accept” rule for example.com, but a “Reject” rule for name@example.com, name@example.com will still be able to join. If you do not want name@example.com to join, use “Conditionally accept” for example.com. Those who do not have an example.com address will not be able to join (e.g., aol.com, yahoo.com, hotmail.com, etc.).

The “Always accept” ban rules require a domain.

Conditionally Accept:

“Conditionally accept” ban rules allow the conditionally accepted addresses to join, except those explicitly rejected with a “Reject” ban. All other addresses will be rejected, unless there are “Always accept” or “Conditionally accept” rules for them.

For example, if you have a “Conditionally accept” rule for example.com but a “Reject” rule for name@example.com, everyone at example.com will be able to join except name@example.com. Those who do not have an example.com address will not be able to join.

Note that “Conditionally accept” ban rules require a domain.

Reject:

“Reject” bans the specified addresses from joining, except those with an “Always accept” rule. This is the most frequently used ban rule.

For example, if you have a “Reject” ban for the address name@example.com, name@example.com will be rejected; all other addresses will be able to join.

show all bans screen

Ban Options Are:

For each ban, you have the following options:

Edit:

Edit this ban.

Copy:

Copy this ban. The User Name, Domain, and Type will be displayed. You may specify a list, site or server to copy the ban to.

Delete:

Delete this ban.

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