List Settings: Customize for many Lists at once.

Update setting values for some or all of your Lists in one command.

In the example below, we will update the Welcome Message for some Mailing Lists.

Use the Web Interface

Log into your mail-list account at https://database.mail-list.com.

  • Click Customize Your List.
  • Click New Subscribers Settings.
  • Click Welcome Message.
  • Update the Welcome Message.
  • Click Also Save for Other Lists.
  • Select other Lists to save this change to...........OR
    • Click the All button to apply this change to all Lists.
  • Click Save to apply changes.
Click on the blue Save button to apply your changes to all lists selected.

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Advanced Option - Variables

Use special variable names to add the respective values to each List's Welcome Message.

Add the special variable name in brackets to the message text. The value of that field will appear in the message.

You can use special variable names to drop the respective values in for each list

Example

Continuing with our Welcome Message example:

Let's say you write a general Welcome Message for all Lists but want to show the specific List Name. In that case, you would use the variable name <<desc>> when setting up the message.

See the example below, where our Mailing List is the "Selenium" sub-list.

Result

Since we used the <<desc>> variable in the above step, the Selenium List Welcome Message will contain the List Description for that specific Mailing List.

The value of the Welcome message for the Selenium list will contain the List Description for that list

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Example

Continuing with the general Welcome Message for all Lists example:

Let's say your Welcome Message includes a reference to the Mailing List email. You are letting your Subscribers know where to send their messages.

In that case, use the variable name <<name>> when setting up the message.

To get started using the Mailing List, send your new messages to <<name>>@mail-list.com.

Result

For any Subscribers in the Selenium sub-list, the Welcome Message would include this sentence:

To get started using the Mailing List, send your new messages to selenium@mail-list.com.