W3C's mailing lists are managed using a customized version of SmartList.
Many W3C lists allow people to sub and unsub using an e-mail command interface.
The List admin tool allows list maintainers to add or remove subscribers, view info about the list's config, and view recent log entries.
If you need more info about a list that is not provided by the list admin tool, please contact <email@example.com>.
If your mailing list has posting restrictions enabled and a previously unknown address sends mail to the list, you will receive a message with [Moderator Action] prepended to the Subject, e.g.:
Subject: [Moderator Action] original subject
If this is a legitimate message for your list, you should approve it
through to the list using your mail client's "bounce", "resend", or
"redirect" feature. Smartlist will remove the [Moderator Action] prefix and
the message will appear to come from the original sender (and not from
you). Some custom headers may be added to indicate you forwarded the mail,
If a message was sent to multiple mailing lists, the easiest way to figure out which list(s) caused the moderator action, is to display / view the
Here are some notes on how to handle these messages in various mail clients:
You can find the size limit in the "configuration" information of a mailing list, available from the right-hand side after searching it via the List admin tool.
A message may be stuck because of an attachment that is too large, and the list moderator may not bypass a list's size limit. Here's how to proceed in this case:
Guidance for which archive mailing list to choose depending on the confidentiality-level of the target list:
If you have useful info not listed above, please contribute it by editing this page or by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like someone to be able to post directly to a given list
without having their messages flagged for
use the list admin tool to
add their email address to the "accept2" file for the list in question.
Future messages from their address will be distributed directly to the list
without needing to be moderated.