Moderating Lists

Moderation within an e-list means that certain actions are reviewed and either approved or rejected before they are carried out. Depending on how they are configured, the following list actions can be moderated:

  • Messages to the list.
  • Subscriptions to and unsubscriptions from the list.

When messages are moderated, they are reviewed by the list's moderators and either accepted or rejected before being sent out to subscribers.

Important things to keep in mind about moderated lists:

  • Simply assigning moderator status to users will NOT make the list moderated.
  • Some list types are moderated by default.
  • To make a list moderated, follow the directions in the Who Can Send Messages section of the Managing List Settings page.
  • Unless other moderators are specified, the list's owners will automatically serve as the moderators. For information on how to manage moderators, see the Managing List Members page.

 

Moderating Messages

  1. Go to elist.tufts.edu and log in with your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.
  2. Click the My lists button.My Lists button

     

  3. Select a list to manage. The list’s home page will load.Selecting an e-list

     

  4. In the left-hand menu, click on the Moderate dropdown to open it and select Messages.Moderate Messages button
  5. A page will load with a list of messages that need to be moderated, including information about who created the message, the subject, and when it was submitted. To preview a message, click on the view icon (Preview message button).Moderating messages
  6. To moderate a message, check the box in the left-hand column. Multiple messages can be selected. Action buttons will appear in the Bulk moderation section.
  7. To approve the message(s) and distribute it to the e-list, click the Distribute selected emails button.
  8. To reject the message(s), click the Reject selected emails button. You can also use the dropdown menu next to the button to determine whether or not the author of the message gets a notification about the rejection.
    • (Optional) When rejecting a message, you can also check the box next to the Add to blacklist option. Doing so will add the author’s email address to this e-list’s blacklist. Any requests by users who are on the blacklist will automatically be rejected.

When subscriptions and unsubscriptions are moderated, they are reviewed by the list’s owners and either accepted or rejected before they become official. For information on how to manage whether subscriptions/unsubscriptions are moderated, see the Modifying Privileges section of the Managing List Settings page.

 

Moderating Subscription Requests

  1. Go to elist.tufts.edu and log in with your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.
  2. Click the My lists button.My Lists button

     

  3. Select a list to manage. The list’s home page will load.Selecting an e-list

     

  4. In the left-hand menu, click on the Moderate dropdown to open it and select Subscriptions.Moderate Subscriptions button
  5. Review the list of subscription requests to moderate.
  6. To manage a request, check the appropriate box in the left-hand column. Multiple requests can be selected.Moderating subscription request
  7. To confirm the request(s), click Add selected addresses. You will be asked if you really want to add the selected users. Click Confirm.
  8. To deny the request(s), click Reject selected addresses. You will be asked if you really want to ignore the selected requests. Click Confirm.

 

Moderating Unsubscription Requests

  1. Go to elist.tufts.edu and log in with your Tufts email address (e.g., John.Jumbo@tufts.edu) and password.
  2. Click the My lists button.My Lists button
  3. Select a list to manage. The list’s home page will load.Selecting an e-list
  4. In the left-hand menu, click on the Moderate dropdown to open it and select Unsubscriptions.Moderate Unsubscriptions button
  5. Review the list of unsubscription requests to moderate.
  6. To manage a request, check the appropriate box in the left-hand column. Multiple requests can be selected.Moderating an unsubscription request
  7. To confirm the request(s), click Delete selected addresses. You will be asked if you really want to unsubscribe the selected users. Click Confirm.
  8. To deny the request(s), click Reject selected addresses. You will be asked if you really want to ignore the selected requests. Click Confirm.