A Listserv is an electronic mailing list using the Listserv computer program, which differs from distribution lists used in email programs.
With a Listserv, you can create a topic and distribute information or start a discussion with a list of subscribers.
(SOURCE >> www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Listserv)
The term Listserv (written by the registered trademark licensee, L-Soft International, Inc., as LISTSERV) has been used to refer to electronic mailing list software applications in general, but is more properly applied to a few early instances of such software, which allows a sender to send one email to the list, and then transparently sends it on to the addresses of the subscribers to the list.
Several other list management tools were subsequently developed, such as Lyris ListManager in 1997, Sympa in 1997, GNU Mailman in 1998.
(SOURCE >> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LISTSERV)
Software and related
LISTSERV(R) Email List Management Software |
Listserv was freeware from 1986 through 1993 and is now a commercial product developed by L-Soft, a company founded by Listserv author Eric Thomas in 1994.
A free version limited to ten lists of up to 500 subscribers each can be downloaded from the company's web site.
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List serves are among the most useful Internet power tools. Use a list serve in conjunction with your web site to "push" your message to your target audience and promote traffic to your web site at the same time.
They offer to design a list serve to suit your needs.
(NOTEs: service, like Regroup)
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How to Create a Listserv on Gmail | If your company uses Gmail as an email service, you can organize email recipients into contact groups to create distinct mailing lists.
(NOTEs: out going only. recipients can Reply-all to the thread but are unable to initiate on their own. which could be good or bad)
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See also -
is a communications platform for organizations that offers forums, group management, mailing list management, intranet, emergency messaging, group SMS, text messages, and social media.
(NOTEs: looks like service as opposed to software running on your server)
* URL >> www.regroup.com
Majordomo (software) |
Majordomo is a mailing list manager (MLM) developed by Brent Chapman of Great Circle Associates.
It is written in Perl and works in conjunction with sendmail on UNIX and related operating systems. Majordomo License Agreement (NOTEs: proprietary - no charge for most uses)
* URL >> www.greatcircle.com/majordomo/
GNU Mailman |
GNU Mailman is a computer software application from the GNU Project for managing electronic mailing lists.
Mailman is coded primarily in Python and currently maintained by Barry Warsaw. Mailman is free software, subject to the requirement of the GNU General Public License. Mailman runs on Linux and most Unix-like systems, and requires Python 2.1.3 or newer. It works with Unix style mail servers such as Postfix, Sendmail and qmail.
* URL >> www.gnu.org/software/mailman/
Sympa | Sympa is a Mailing list management (MLM) software.
Sympa is free and open-source software subject to the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). *
URL >> www.sympa.org
Dada Mail |
Dada Mail is a web-based electronic mailing list management system that can be used for announcement lists.
It can also be used to create and manage discussion lists, if you activate and configure an included plug-in called Dada Bridge, for which you will need to set a cron task.
Dada Mail is written in Perl.
* URL >> www.dadamailproject.com
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