list server


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list server

[′list ‚sər·vər]
(computer science)

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.
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Many of you may have questions regarding list servers. I will be happy to answer them.
Other enhancements include support for server-side messaging rules to simplify the handling of e-mail messages regardless of the client that is used and a list server capable of accommodating millions of subscribers.
As a result, many people responding to List Server questions are inclined to include an appended note to their response indicating that it does not constitute professional advice.
For those faculty who manage to find a window of opportunity for learning current and emerging computer technologies, four basic technologies represent the bare minimum for the traditional (non-distance learning) classroom environment -- e-mail, word processing, electronic mailing list (list server) and a class Web site.
You subscribe to a mailing list by sending a "subscribe" e-mail message to a special server called a list server or majordomo.
"Each class has its own list server, users see their syllabus on our Web site, and more and more of their class work is available on line.
The variety of ways to participate is the result of the list server company, Lyris Technologies Inc.
"A mailing list server automatically manages subscriptions and broadcasts postings to all subscribers" (Shankar, 1998).
Huntsville, Alabama-based Revnet Systems Inc is pitching into a market that has been traditionally dominated by freeware software with a set of commercial internet mail list server products.
Once again, the commands are a little different depending on what list server is being used.
Best known for its WebSTAR server software, StarNine also offers ListSTAR list server software, WebCollage automated content creation software, StarNine Mail and MailLink Internet email gateways.
A subscriber can send messages to the list server and have his or her (mostly his, it seems) message distributed automatically to all subscribers to the list.