Definition

listserv (mailing list server)

Part of the Email and messaging glossary:

Listserv, like Majordomo , is a small program that automatically redistributes e-mail to names on a mailing list. Users can subscribe to a mailing list by sending an e-mail note to a mailing list they learn about; listserv will automatically add the name and distribute future e-mail postings to every subscriber. (Requests to subscribe and unsubscribe are sent to a special address so that all subscribers do not see these requests.) These programs are also known as list server s.

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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