The add command lets a list administrator add a member to their list. The syntax of the add command in it's simplest form is:
add listname [sendconfirm] emailaddress [name] [quiet]The sendconfirm, user name and quiet modifiers are optional. Here is an example:
add jazztalk email@example.com Bob SmithIf you do not specify the sendconfirm modifier, the confirmation message for that list will not be sent. In otherwords, if you have the list set to require confirmation,
the default behavior of the add command is to bypass the confirmation and set the user's status to "normal". If, however, you use the sendconfirm modifier, the user will receive a
message asking for their confirmation as if they had subscribed themselves.
If you do not specify a user name, the user will be created with no name in their member record.
If you specify the quiet modifier, no "hello" message will be sent out to the member. However, if the add command does not succeed, such as if the email address is already a member,
you (the person submitting the add command) will be notified. By default, when you add a member with the add command, both the admin and the user receives notification of the
action. If a "hello" document exists for the list, that hello document is sent to the user instead of a machine-generated notification. With the quiet modifier, no notification is sent to
the user. If you, as the administrator, do not want to receive a notification, you need to use "end quiet" at the end of your command message. See End Command.
If the list you are adding the user to is set to require passwords, one will be created automatically for that member. With respect to that, it is useful if, in the hello document, you notify the
user of their password using a mail merge tag.
Adding Many Members
Near Full Feature
Adding to Many Lists