LISTSERV Mailing Distribution System
Welcome to this article section for LISTSERV Owners. Information shared here will position list owners to appropriately manage mailings to their subscribers.
A "LISTSERV" is a group of email addresses that is represented by a single email address. "Posting" or sending a message to that single email address causes it to be forwarded to ALL email addresses of the "subscribers" on the distribution list.
LISTSERVs require someone to manage the subscriber list; be the OWNER. The "Owner" will have the formal responsibility for the list operation. This list "owner" defines the list's charter and policy -- e.g., what the list is about and what general rules all subscribers must accept in order to be allowed to join the list.
The list owner is also responsible for all administrative matters and for answering questions from the list subscribers.
Differences between LISTSERV mailing lists and regular email distribution group lists::
- Listserv mailing lists can contain external addresses; Outlook/Exchange lists are generally limited to recipients with accounts on that system.
- Listserv users can add or remove themselves from it on their own; Outlook/Exchange lists require a change by the personal list owner (if a personal list) or by the list managers (if server-based).
- As a Listserv Sender I Do Not Receive Copies of My Emails
- How to Add List Subscriber Email Addresses
- How to Determine if a LISTSERV Mailing Distribution List is Needed
- How to remove a subscriber's e-mail from being monitored by the list
- How to Request a LISTSERV Setup
- How to Reset LISTSERV Password
- How to Send Messages to LISTSERV Subscribers
- How to View Subscriber List
- Rules for Sending Email to Subscriber Distribution List
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