This article describes how to approve messages for Wharton's mailing list system for moderated mailing lists.
For information on the official mailing lists for Cohort and Student Class lists, see Cohort and Class Lists.
Before you start:
You may need one or more of the following before you can complete this task:
- An active Wharton account
- An active PennKey account
As a moderator for a moderated list you will be notified each time an email has been sent to that list for moderation. The email you will receive looks something like this (Outlook client example):
If you are using GMail as your email client, the moderation email will be shown below the message wording seen above, rather than as an attachment.
Approving from a Desktop/Laptop (Recommended)
The easiest way to moderate a list from a desktop/laptop is to use the Wharton Virtual Lab. You must log onto a virtual lab machine and then sign into your email from there. Instructions on how to get on a virtual lab machine can be found at https://support.wharton.upenn.edu/help/virtual-lab.
Once connected to the Virtual Lab machine, open your email via a web browser and click on the approval link in the moderation email. This will route you to the listserv system where you will be prompted to login. Use your Wharton account credentials (firstname.lastname@example.org and your Wharton password). Now the email will be routed to all recipients of the list.
Approving from a Mobile Device
To moderate from a mobile device, you will first need to be on the University's Virtual Private Network (VPN). To get on the VPN, follow the instructions here specific to your Operating System and device: https://www.isc.upenn.edu/how-to/university-vpn-getting-started-guide
Once connected you can return to the moderation email, and click the approval link. It is recommended that when you are done working, you should disconnect from the VPN. On a mobile device, that would be by clicking on the circle in the center of the screen.
Re-Connecting to GlobalProtect VPN
If you have connected to the VPN via GlobalProtect at least once before, you’ll notice there is no app called GlobalProtect installed on your mobile device. Instead of opening an app, go to your Settings, turn on VPN and then follow the prompts for PennKey authentication.
See iOS example below:
Go to Settings > VPN and slide the button right to turn on VPN. Once connected, a message will slide down from the top of the screen, prompting you to sign in. Click on that message.
You will then be prompted to use your PennKey credentials to login.
If successful, you will see the following screen showing that you are now connected to the VPN.
Contact: Wharton Computing Student Support
If you have more questions about how your Alumni Mailing Address works, please contact the Alumni Relations office.