Stop trivial replies to your List.

Sometimes, people like to post short messages saying Thanks or Excellent Idea. While they may have meant to send that message to an individual, they end up sending it to the entire List. That can be very annoying to most Subscribers. has an option to look for such posts, then ask the sender for approval. If they did intend to send to the entire List, they can approve it for release.

Use the Web Interface to Change Settings

Log into your mail-list account at

  • Click Customize Your List.
  • Click Miscellaneous Settings.
  • Click Intercept Trivial Replies.........
  • Click Yes.
  • Click Save.
Click on the field - Intercept Trivial Replies And Ask Sender To Approve Message Going To List

When a Subscriber sends a trivial message, they will receive an email asking for approval.

  • If they Reply to the email, it will be released to the Mailing List.
  • If they do not respond, the message will be deleted.


After making the change above, you are returned to the Menu. A new option is now available to allow you to change the default text in this message.

To change the message, do the following:

  • Click Text to Send Back to Subscriber......
  • Make any changes to the text.
  • Click Save.