Overview

LISTSERV software enables e-mail users to create and maintain large e-mail lists. Announcements, newsletters, moderated and open discussion groups are supported. List sizes can range from a few participants in a discussion group to several hundred or even thousands. Your lists can be maintained and used by one or more people.

These lists can be used for one-way or two-way communication among the members of the lists depending on how the list is configured. 

  • Examples of one-way communication include the distribution of announcements and newsletters. 
  • Examples of two-way communication include moderated and un-moderated discussion groups. The number of members in a list can range from a few participants in a discussion group to several hundred or even thousands.
Who can use this Service?

JMU sponsored or affiliated group, or by individuals who are conducting JMU-related academic or business functions.  

JMU student employees and student organizations must have a sponsoring staff or affiliate request a listserv on their behalf.

Where can I get Help/Support?

LISTSERV Overview video or online course.

Additional documentation is available on how to manage your listserv.

Information Technology Help Desk at (540) 568-3555 or helpdesk@jmu.edu

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FAQs

Is LISTSERV training required?
Yes, JMU requires LISTSERV training for owners and moderators before access to a new LISTSERV is given. If you own or moderate existing LISTSERV and are requesting a new LISTSERV, training is still required if you have not already attended.

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