Designed specifically to work with LISTSERV® 1.8e (or later) and LSMTP® 1.1b (or later), LISTSERV® Maestro allows users to easily create and send personalized e-mail messages using a Web interface. Incorporated into this powerful tool is a tracking component that can collect data every time a recipient opens an e-mail message or clicks on a URL contained within the message. LISTSERV® Maestro can:
LISTSERV® Maestro needs to be installed on a server and configured by a system administrator. However, LISTSERV® Maestro does not have to reside on the same server as LISTSERV® and LSMTP®. The administrator will set up user accounts, create account groups if desired, (groups are optional and not required to access the program) and initial passwords for all individuals who need access to the program.
To access LISTSERV® Maestro, administrators and account holders must use Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher operating on a Windows platform. Internet Explorer operating in a non-Windows environment and other browser programs may not be fully compatible with this version release. Microsoft® Virtual Machine must also be installed in order to upload some types of files to the server.
It is important to note that recipients of messages being tracked by LISTSERV® Maestro may use whatever browser they wish to access the Web links in the e-mail message. Tracking will occur no matter which browser is used by e-mail recipients.
Once the system administrator has installed the program and created user accounts, set Internet Explorer 5.0 (or higher) to http://Your_Maestro_Host/lui. A user name and password are required in order to login and access the program. If an account is a member of a group, the group name will also be required at login.
Enter user name, password and group (if required), and then click the Login button. User names and groups are not case sensitive. Passwords are case sensitive, and must have a minimum of five characters.