8.1 Preparing LISTSERV
LISTSERV Maestro distributes the e-mail jobs that are prepared in the Maestro User Interface using an instance of LISTSERV. To do this, the Maestro User Interface sends a "distribute job" to LISTSERV. This "distribute job" is a sequence of commands to LISTSERV defining the actual e-mail that will be delivered (including recipients and sender information) as well information about how to distribute it.
To avoid misusing LISTSERV for spamming and other unethical purposes, LISTSERV normally does not accept "distribute" commands from everyone. LISTSERV accept this command only if the "distribute job" is sent from an account (email address) that is configured in LISTSERV to have the right to DISTRIBUTE jobs. As a result, the address that is given as the "LISTSERV Client Address", and which will serve as the sender address of the "distribute job" must have the DISTRIBUTE right granted in LISTSERV (not LISTSERV Maestro).
In LISTSERV Maestro (in the Administration Hub), this password must be given in the "LISTSERV Client Password" field. Prepare LISTSERV and LISTSERV Maestro for sending e-mail jobs as follows:
1. In LISTSERV, configure an e-mail address to have the DISTRIBUTE right. The e-mail address must be defined in LISTSERV's Site Configuration file under either of the following parameters:
2. In LISTSERV, configure a password for this e-mail address. There are two ways to do this:
3. In the Administration Hub, use the e-mail address as the "LISTSERV Client Address" and the password as the "LISTSERV Client Password".