There are two main ways to use Lyris software. Almost everything that you need to do on the server is easily and effectively performed via its web interface at http://list.brockport.edu. Another way to use Lyris is to send commands via e-mail as shown below.
Since it is impossible to know where a user wants their messages sent, ITSS does not automatically subscribe people to mailing lists. Users must subscribe themselves to the mailing lists from the e-mail address of their preference. To be added to a list, a user simply sends a message to Lyris. Replace <LISTNAME> with your particular list as appropriate in the following commands.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message: subscribe <LISTNAME> user's name
Example: To: email@example.com Message: subscribe HST100 Jane Smith
Sending messages to the mailing list is easy:
Subject: <Your subject>
Message: <Your message>
Occasionally, users will need to unsubscribe from a list. Unsubscribing is as simple as subscribing.
Subject: unsubscribe <LISTNAME>
Lyris understands several commands, and is not limited to a single command per message (it will process commands until reaching end-of-message). The command “help” will tell you about all the other commands.
Some of the commands which Lyris understands, and which are for everyone to use are:
subscribe <LISTNAME> first name last name
You can get detailed explanations of all these by asking for “help” from Lyris (send a message containing just the word “help” as the message text to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Report any problems with any part of the mailing list system to email@example.com.
List owners can obtain a list of the e-mail addresses of subscribed users by sending mail to Lyris as follows.
Message: login <LISTNAME>.admin review <LISTNAME> all
Lyris archives the messages sent to your mailing list. You can retrieve all messages by following the LISTNAME with a date or range of dates. The format of the date is yyyymmdd.
Subscribers to a mailing list can retrieve archived files by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message: get <LISTNAME>
To retrieve all the messages for March 2001, you would issue the following command.
get <LISTNAME> 20010301-20010331
For additional information please see the Lyris user's guide at: http://www.lyris.com/help