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This box display the email addresses and names of all members currently subscribed to the list. Each member's entry also states its "type" of membership: normal, digest, read only, or post only.


To remove a member from the list, select its entry and then click this button.

Toggle digest

Select a member and then click this button to make it a Digest membership.

Toggle read only

Select a member's entry and then click this button to switch it to "Read Only" status. The member will still receive messages from the list but will not be allowed to send them to it.

Post only/no mail

Clicking this button after selecting a member will set the membership to "Post Only." A Post Only member can send messages to the list but will not receive any.

Adding New Members

New member email

Enter the email address that you wish to add to the mailing list, or click the Account icon if you wish to browse MDaemon accounts to add one to the list. List member addresses cannot contain “ ! ” or “|”.

New member real name

Enter the member's name in this field. This name will appear in the "To:" header of list messages when the "Replace 'TO:' header text with: member's full name" option is selected on the Settings.

Normal, Digest, Read only, Post only

Click the option that you want to be applied to the New member's email.


This button adds the entry in the New member's email option to the members list.


Click any one of the options next to this button (Normal, Digest, Read Only, Post Only) and then click the button to make that option the default setting for new members.


Click this button to import list members from a text file that has its fields separated by commas (i.e. a comma delimited file). Each entry must be on its own line and all of its fields must be separated by commas. Further, the first line of the file (the baseline) must list the names of the fields and the order in which they appear in the remaining lines. One of the fields must be called "Email" and contain email addresses, and you can have an optional field called "FullName" containing the list member's name. All other fields will be ignored by the importer.

For example:

"Email", "FullName", "Address", "telephone"
"", "Frank Thomas", "123 Frank St", "817.555.1234"

Imported members do not receive the list welcome packet (if any), and the importer will not check for member duplicates.

Automatically remove dead addresses from list membership

When this feature is enabled, MDaemon will automatically remove an address from the members list when it encounters a permanent fatal error while attempting delivery. An addresses is also considered "dead" and removed when the message is moved to the Retry system and subsequently expires from that system.

The Automatically remove dead addresses... option is only designed to assist in situations where the remote mail server refuses to accept messages. This will only work when "Deliver list mail to each member individually" has been selected on the Routing screen. If you are instead routing list messages to a smart host then see Enhanced List Pruning below for more information.

Current number of list members:

The total number of members currently subscribed to the list is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Enhanced List Pruning

When the Automatically remove dead addresses... option is enabled and you have specified a local mailbox as the return path for the list's messages (see the List's SMTP 'Bounce' address option on Notifications), each day at midnight MDaemon will attempt to parse problem addresses from the returned mail and remove those members that couldn't be reached. This will aid in more efficiently pruning invalid addresses from mailing lists, especially when you are routing the list's messages to a smart host rather than delivering them directly.

On Preferences » Miscellaneous there are two options related to this feature. The List pruner deletes messages that don't contain parsable addresses option will cause returned messages that do not contain a parsable address to be deleted, and the List pruner saves messages which result in list member removal option will cause all messages that result in a list member being deleted to be saved.