List Settings: Customize for many Lists at once.

You can update the 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

You can use special variable names to add the respective values to the Welcome Message for each list.

Put the special variable name in brackets into your data field. The value of that field will appear on your mailing list

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 you want the specific list name used. 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, the Welcome Message for the Selenium list 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 also includes a reference to the mailing list email. You are letting your subscribers know where to send their messages. In that case, you would 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.