Public vs. Private Newsletters

Newsletter Access Options.  Public, Members Only, RestrictedWhen you create a Newsletter Subscription list one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is this: How do I want people to subscribe (get on the list) to this newsletter list? You have one of three basic choices. You can make your lists Restricted, Members Only, and Public.

Restricted means that only newsletter adminis trators can add, edit, and delete email address information from the list.

Members Only means that the administrators can add, edit, and delete email addresses and information from the list BUT… Members who login to our website can also manage their Members Only newsletter list subscriptions. They do that by going to ‘My Info’ and ‘My Subscriptions’. All Members Only and Public lists will be there for logged in members to subscribe or unsubscribe to.

Public lists are open to visitors of your website. They don’t have to be logged in to subscribe. Once you create a Public subscription list a subscription form box will appear under your left hand navigation in the public area of your site. This will allow visitors to subscribe. That’s assuming that you are hosting your public area of your website on the Memberize system. If not then this is N/A. You would have to provide your own links to the public subscription area. Give it a try. Create a subscription list and make it Public. Then go see if there is a new subscription box on the left hand side of your homepage.

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