Add owner(s) (& moderators)

If you are undertaking any of these tasks from outside the University, you will need to connect to the VPN first.

Adding list owners

Please note: it is recommended that each list owner adds at least one further list owner so that lists do not become 'locked' if the original list owner leaves.

To add another list owner:

  1. Login to Sympa and click on the admin button next to the list name you need to update.
  2. Select List definition (If you cannot see this option, select Edit List Config first).
    Click on the 'List definition' link
    Screenshot: click on the 'List definition' link.
  3. In the Owner section, and under the section that holds your own details, complete the blank fields for email address and, if you want to, name (the joint list owner must be a member of the University and you must use their University email address exactly as it is shown in the Contact Directory - this field is case sensitive). 
  4. Set the profile field to 'Privileged'.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Update button.

Listowner tips

  • If changing listowner, it is recommended that the new owner remove the old (i.e. to make sure their ownership succeeded). To remove an owner, just remove their name and email address.
  • To allow a shared-mailbox address to send to a list, add the shared-mailbox as a Moderator.

Adding moderators

You can add moderators in the List definition module as above.

  1. On the list information page, click on Admin.
  2. Next click Edit list config.
  3. Click on List definition.
  4. Enter the email address and name of the additional moderator (to add more than one, save the page and repeat).  The moderator must be a member of the University and you must use their University email address exactly as it is shown in the Contact Directory - this field is case sensitive)
Enter moderator details
Screenshot: enter moderator details.

Removing owners and moderators

To remove a owner moderator, go to List Definition as above and delete the owner or moderator's name and email address. Press Update when done.

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