A mailing list is a collection of email addresses compiled with the intent of more effectively sharing information. Any messages sent to a list are passed along to every subscriber of that list.
Mailing lists can be customized to meet a number of functions, but are commonly used to facilitate discussion or to ease the task of sending announcements to a large group of people.
Academic and administrative workgroups, student clubs and organizations, project groups, and committees all use the service to create and manage lists and to send email to lists members.
The Mailing List service is based on a local installation of Mailman, the GNU Mailing List Manager. The service runs on the mailman.stanford.edu server and provides built-in archiving, automatic bounce processing, spam and content filtering, and digest delivery.
- Facilitate discussion and collaboration over a shared interest or widely applicable topic.
- Alert of major issues (school closure, service downtime).
- Usable by non-UVM affiliates.
- List owners have extensive control over who can join a list, how messages are delivered, and other characteristics of the list.
- Visit listserv.uvm.edu and search for lists relevant to your interests.
- View the L-Soft LISTSERV Documentation
- L-Soft is the company that maintains the LISTSERV software