Mailing Lists

NOTE: The training videos haven’t been created yet for the new Version 4. The main difference is that Website Pages is now called Site Content.

Creating an E-mail Mailing List

  • Sign into your netAdventist site.
  • Select the Dashboard link at the bottom of the Home page.
  • Select the Email Lists tab at the top of the screen. A mailing list is a distribution list for group mailing.
  • The Mailing list index appears. Select Add New List.
  • Enter a name for your e-mail list and a description.
  • Edit the footer message with anything, such as your church's name, you would like to have always included with posts sent from this e-mail list. Leave the "You are subscribed to: {{ LIST_NAME }}<br />Please click here to unsubscribe: {{ UNSUBSCRIBE_URL }}" unchanged. This is important as your subscribers can use this link to remove themselves from your list if they so wish.
  • Set your privileges and sharing properties for this mailing list. Review user access level instructions in the FAQ's if you need better understanding of access.
  • Add member or non-member e-mails to the list by 1) entering a valid e-mail address, 2) entering their first and last name, and 3) selecting Add Member. Repeat this process until all members have been added to this mailing list. Current user e-mails will auto-complete when you start typing their e-mail address. Just select the correct e-mail address from the list and the first and last names will auto-fill.
  • Select Save Changes. The new mailing list has now been created and will be added to your mailing lists index. An invitation e-mail will then be sent to new members you added as subscribers. Members can subscribe to as many lists as they wish by selecting the subscripe link.
  • To create and send a message to your mailing list, select the New Post link. The first field contains the name of the e-mail list. You can change it to any list you wish. Enter a description in the subject line and then enter a message for your e-mail list. Presently, the text body is plain text only. Editor tools will be added in the future.
  • Add tags to your message by selecting the yellow tag bar at the bottom of the body of the message.
  • Add an attachment to your post by selecting the Browse button and finding your file. You can upload multiple files simply by selecting the Upload Another Attachment link.
  • You can either send the message as is or save it as a draft.
  • Select Save as draft. The new post is saved as a draft. When ready to send the draft post, select it by going to the draft folder in the left navigation menu. Click on the title of the message and select Send Message
  • Select Send Message. This will send the message right away. The first e-mail sent out to an unconfirmed member will be an invitation with a link in it. Select the link, then select the subscribe link on the site subscribe page.
  • Select Shared Lists. The shared email list is a list shared from another site on your netAdventist server. Select the "Browse Available Feeds" button. 
  • Select one of the available feeds. If there is more than one feed choice per entry, there will be a plus sign before the feed name. Select the "+" sign.
  • From the available feeds select the Subscribe link. Next, select Done. The shared feed from the available feeds list will display in the feeds index.
  • Existing members can unsubscribe to any email list by selecting the Unsubscribe link in one of the email posts.