When we select remote list, there are no lists. Does this mean our list is local and not on our web site?
Yes, your list is local.
If it is local. Does that mean we have a file with the unsubscribes so noted? Where is this file stored? What is its name?
If you are using MLM and the Unsubscribe tag, unsubscribes are stored in MLM, on your server. If MLM is correctly installed and you have checked 'Check for unsubscribe requests when selecting a local list' from the MaxBulk Mailer preferences then MaxBulk Mailer will check for unsubscribe requests when selecting a local list.
A while back we installed MLM and whatever that did, it was successful. What did it do? Did it change our local list?
MLM is the online part of MaxBulk Mailer. It does all what MaxBulk Mailer can’t do by itself. MaxBulk Mailer is a desktop application you run when you need it and quit once you are finished. MLM however is a script running on your web site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. MaxBulk Mailer takes advantage of MLM to perform tasks and to offer services that require full time availability. On one hand it offers the possibility to maintain lists on your web site allowing your visitors to subscribe or unsubscribe from any of them. On the other hand it adds the possibility to find out what happens to a message once it leaves your computer, if it has been opened by a recipient or if a recipient has clicked on a link. To handle remote lists add the subscription page to your website so your visitors can subscribe to your remote list.
If we wish to use our local list, which has the delivery icons with a little red x along with the majority of the other recipients, with another email service, do we simply export the subscribed? For popular commercial services, which is preferred, tab, comma, colon or semicolon?
You can indeed upload your list to MLM using the 'Recipients > Upload to MLM' menu.
Regarding whatever is on our website. We think we recall putting our list in the website, but are not sure after going through this long learning curve. What we think was our original data, which we think we uploaded to our "server" (our website with our ISP), when we go into the website, this "stuff" we named "outreach" which became a folder. Clicking on this folder there is a single sub folder "lm". Clicking on "lm" there are 20 items, 12 are folders. Does this mean we have a "remote list" even though nothing shows up when we select "remote lists" within the recipient's drop-down?
Did you add the subscription page or form to your site so your visitor can subscribe? If you did not I guess yo haven't any MLM list yet.
I think we have proven to ourselves we are lost. We hope you can bring us back home. Our first run ran well. We took the MLM and massaged all the bounces after we isolated them all in one file. However, we do not know the location of MLM's good work? Did MLM make a list, a corrected list? If so where is it and what is it called?
No, no and no. You make the list! MLM comes with several subscription example pages in the lm/html folder. Try to subscribe yourself and you will understand what MLM is for.