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list server

A server that manages electronic mailing lists. It enables users to subscribe and unsubscribe to the service, and it forwards messages from publishers to subscribers as required. See electronic mailing list.



electronic mailing list

An automated email system on the Internet, which is maintained by subject matter. There are thousands of such lists that reach millions of individuals and businesses. New users generally subscribe by sending an email with the word "subscribe" in it and subsequently receive all new postings made to the list automatically. Mailing lists are also called "listprocs" and "listservs," the latter coming from the popular LISTSERV package. Majordomo is a popular public domain mailing list program. See LISTSERV.



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