Close a Discussion Thread

This option allows any Moderator to stop future emails from a particular Discussion Thread. This ends the Discussion for all Subscribers.

By Thread, we mean Replies to an email message. (Typically, a Thread will have the same subject line.)

Once this option is turned on, messages will include a link which is only visible to the List Owner and Moderators. Simply click and confirm to block future messages for that Thread.

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Allow Subscribers to close a Discussion Thread for themselves.

Use the Web Interface

Log into your mail-list account at

  • Click Customize Your List.
  • Click Posting Messages to List.
  • Click Moderator Can Close Out A Thread For Everybody.
  • Click Yes.
  • Click Save.

What Happens Next

This link is only visible to List Owners / Moderators.


Confirmation Window

Future Emails

Any replies to that specific Thread will be rejected. This explanation is returned to the Subscriber:

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

The thread / topic you are replying to has been closed by list moderator.

You cannot post new replies under this thread / topic.

You can always post other messages to the list.

Thank you.