Moderator can put an Author into Timeout for everyone.

This option allows any Moderator to put the author of a mailing list message into temporary Timeout.

Timeout means they cannot post any messages to the mailing list. You get to choose how many days.

NOTE: List Moderators will never be blocked from posting messages.

Use the Web Interface

Log into your mail-list account at

  • Click Customize Your List.
  • Click Posting Messages to List.

Scroll to the bottom of the Menu.

  • Click Moderator Can Put An Author Into A Timeout For Everybody.
  • Click Yes.
  • Click Save.

For all moderators, a new link will start appearing at the bottom of messages.

  • Choose the number of days.
  • Click Yes.....Block their messages.....


How the Author is affected

The author will not be able to post any message during the specified time period.

If they try to post during the Timeout period, they will receive this email:

Oops, your message didn't go out to the YourEmailGroup mailing list

You have been blocked from the YourEmailGroup mailing list for # days.

You are still a member of the list and will receive all list messages.

But you cannot post to the list in this period.

The block started at 2020-09-17 11:04:08 UTC.  It will end on 2020-09-20 11:04:08 UTC.

After that time, you'll be able to post to the list once again.

Thank you.