Welcome to the OIT LISTSERV information page. Here, you can find all of the information you need to start and administer a listserv. Below, you can find information on the following:
LISTSERV® is a system that makes it possible to create, manage and control electronic “mailing lists” on the UTK network or on the Internet. At UTK, the software used for managing lists is from L-Soft, International, Inc.
Access to OIT’s LISTSERV site (Subscription, Archives, Managment, and Ownership)
While LISTSERV use is free, there is a $50 fee to setup your LISTSERV. This fee is payable via departmental accounts or by check delivered to the OIT Business Office.
Is a LISTSERV right for me?
If you are simply looking for a simple bulk e-mail solution, you may not need the extra functionality (archives, subscription, etc) that LISTSERV provides. If you need a small, internal group communication list, you can request an Active Directory (AD) group. An AD group will allow you to send to a group of UT users using a single address. To request an Active Directory group, call the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.
Requesting a LISTSERV
To request the creation of a LISTSERV, you will need to submit a LISTSERV Request Form. The one-time fee to set up a LISTSERV is $50. Organizations without access to a UT departmental account must pay the setup fee via a check made payable to the University of Tennessee.
Accessing Your List
- Adding an Editor to a List
- Adding a Moderator to a List
- Adding an Owner to a List
- Changing Your LISTSERV settings
- Reducing spam sent to your LISTSERV
If you are unsure of a command or function while using the LISTSERV interface, please call the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 for assistance.
If you need a reference, many setting items have a help symbol located next to the function’s name. Clicking on this icon will automatically bring up that section of the LISTSERV manual along with an explanation of all the different options you can use with the selected setting.
Access the full set of LISTSERV manuals