LISTSERV is the original and industry standard email list management software. Continuously developed to meet the latest demands, LISTSERV provides everything you need to manage all of your opt-in email lists, including email newsletters, announcements, discussion groups and email communities. A user can send a single email to a list (e.g. UCForumfirstname.lastname@example.org). Listserv will copy that email and send to everyone that is subscribed to that particular list.
How does Listserv work?
For security reasons, Listserv tries to confirm, based on a list’s configuration, whether or not the sender of an email is allowed to send to a particular list. Listserv verifies access by crosschecking the senders email address (e.g. From: Someone@somewhere.com) with its subscriber database. This is important to understand because the email address must match exactly with the one in the Listserv database.
- Web interface can be used to maintain lists as well as personal preferences.
- List archives are available on the web or through an RSS feed.
- Users can set personal preferences including start page, experience mode, navigation styles and more.
- List owners can view dashboards to provide “at-a-glance” summaries of their lists.