User Interface - Basics
Arclab® MailList Controller
computer MailList Controller - Main Screen
- Mailing Lists: The section "Mailing Lists" contains an overview of all your lists. A list is a group of contacts (recipients).
- Outgoing Messages: This section contains a list of all outgoing and scheduled list messages.
- Sent Messages: Shows a list of all previously sent messages and details about the mailings.
- Incoming Messages: This section contains statistic information about incoming list messages (returned messages, subscribe and remove requests).
- External Users: An external user is a special user, which is allowed to send a message to the list from an external mail client (e.g. MS Outlook).
- Message Drafts: The section "Message Drafts" contains all messages, which have been saved. You can create a new message, edit an existing message, delete or send a message.
Each section has a different command menu on the left-side.
- Service: Service start/stop button and service status indicator
- Options: Access the program options and list settings
- Sync: Start the synchronization (receive incoming mail)
- Log File: Open the service log file. The service log file contains detailed information about the list synchronization and your mailings. Please note, that there is a difference between the session log (left of the button) and the service log file. Use the "Log File" for diagnostics and debugging.
- New: Create a new list or a new message
- Help: Open the online help (User manual)
play_arrow Mail Service: Status Info and Control
MailList Controller runs on a MS Windows based desktop computer or MS Windows Server. It has a user interface (management application) and a service. The service runs in the background and can run without an user being logged in (depending on the setup). The service is responsible for outgoing mail (list messages) and incoming mail (e.g. subscribe/remove requests). The user interface is only required to administrate the lists, messages and options.
The "Service" icon shows the status of the mail service:
- Green: Mail service running
- Red: Mail service stopped
- Orange/Yellow: Client mode (The service is not installed on this machine)
Click on the button "Service" to start/stop the mail service.
The "MailList Controller Status Monitor" notifies you about status updates: