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What is a listserv? A listserv is a mailing list software program that automatically distributes email on a particular subject. Listservs allow you to communicate with other people who have subscribed to the same list. When you submit a message to the server, your message is relayed to all those on the listserv. You receive messages from other participants via E-mail. It is similar to computer conferencing (or chat rooms), but a listserv is asynchronous.

Listserv Etiquette:

  • Keep messages brief
  • Summarize the message you are responding to
  • Stick to intended topics of the listserv
  • Don’t use all uppercase
  • Include an opening and a closing to your message
  • Differentiate between public and private messages