(required) The machine name that you want Lyris List Manager to use for this site. For example, if Lyris List Manager is running on a machine called "minerva", you would enter that
machine name here, minerva.acme.com.
The Host name is the machine name Lyris List Manager uses as the Reply-To: and From: when it is sending out mail. If is vital that you enter a valid Internet host name. If you enter an invalid
Internet host name, mail will go out with that name and people replying to it will never be able to send mail back to Lyris List Manager. For example, if you entered "ophelia.acme.com" as the host
name, but this was another machine, then outgoing mail would say email@example.com, and this would not be correct.
There are other alternatives.
If the machine running Lyris List Manager responds to several machine names, you will want to enter the appropriate machine name for this Site. For example, if two companies are sharing this server,
Acme Corporation, and Widget Corporation, this host name will tell Lyris List Manager which name to use in what situation. If someone writes to a mailing list run by Widget Corporation, Lyris List
Manager will respond with the Widget Corporation host name (minerva.widget.com, let's say). If someone else writes to a mailing lists run by the Acme Corporation, Lyris List Manager will respond
with the Acme Corporation host name (minvera.acme.com, let's say).
Also, though Lyris List Manager might be running on a machine called "minerva.acme.com", you might want outgoing mail to look like it is coming from "acme.com". If so, you would enter "acme.com" as
the host name. Note: People will be sending mail to addresses at acme.com, and it is your responsibility to set up mail forwarding on your email system so that mail sent to acme.com (for Lyris List
Manager or its mailing lists) gets forwarded to Lyris List Manager running on minerva.acme.com.
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