SYMPA roles and sender configuration

If a moderator has not been specified for a list, then the owner inherits the privileges and responsibilities of the moderator. Once a moderator is specified, the owner no longer has that role.

Owners and moderators do not receive posts to lists; they must be added as subscribers in order to receive those emails.

Below are some of the more useful send types that can be configured in SYMPA. For each role, their ability to send to the list has been specified.

To navigate to these options: log in, select the list, -> Admin from the left menu, -> Edit List Config tab, -> Sending/receiving setup button. The first option, Who can send messages, has a pull-down menu with the send types.

  • Closed (closed) This send type essentially suspends the list and allows no posts.
    • Moderator: no
    • Owner: no
    • Subscriber: no
    • Non-subscriber: no

  • Moderated (editorkey)
    • Moderator: yes
    • Owner: yes, must be approved by moderator
    • Subscriber: yes, must be approved by moderator
    • Non-subscriber: yes, must be approved by moderator

  • Moderated, even for moderators (editorkeyonly)
    • Moderator: yes, must be approved by moderator
    • Owner: yes, must be approved by moderator
    • Subscriber: yes, must be approved by moderator
    • Non-subscriber: yes, must be approved by moderator

  • Moderated, need authentication from editor (editorkeyonlyauth)
    • Moderator: yes, must be approved by moderator (logging into SYMPA)
    • Owner: yes, must be approved by moderator
    • Subscriber: yes, must be approved by moderator
    • Non-subscriber: yes, must be approved by moderator

  • Restricted to local domain (intranet) This send type does not currently work.
    • Moderator: no
    • Owner: no
    • Subscriber: no
    • Non-subscriber: no

  • Restricted to local domain and subscribers (intranetorprivate)
    • Moderator: yes
    • Owner: no
    • Subscriber: yes
    • Non-subscriber: no

  • Newsletter, restriced to moderators (newsletter)
    • Moderator: yes
    • Owner: no
    • Subscriber: no
    • Non-subscriber: no

  • Newsletter, restriced to moderators after confirmation (newsletterkeyonly)
    • Moderator: yes, must be approved by moderator
    • Owner: no
    • Subscriber: no
    • Non-subscriber: no

  • Restricted to subscribers (private)
    • Moderator: yes
    • Owner: yes
    • Subscriber: yes
    • Non-subscriber: no

  • Moderated, restricted to subscribers (privateandeditorkey)
    • Moderator: yes
    • Owner: no
    • Subscriber: yes, must be approved by moderator
    • Non-subscriber: no

  • Private, moderated for nonsubscribers (privateoreditorkey)
    • Moderator: yes
    • Owner: yes, must be approved by moderator
    • Subscriber: yes, must be approved by moderator
    • Non-subscriber: yes, must be approved by moderator

  • Public list (public)
    • Moderator: yes
    • Owner: yes
    • Subscriber: yes
    • Non-subscriber: yes