L-Soft international, Inc.
List Owner's Manual
LISTSERV®, version 1.8d
25 November 1998
1Parts of this section were adapted from "Some Lists of Lists",
compiled by Marty Hoag and available via
NEW-LIST is no longer hosted at NDSU we cannot guarantee that this file will
continue to be available.
2Older archives for NEW-LIST (January 1989 through June 1998) are
http://LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU/archives/old-new-list.html but there
are no guarantees as to how long the old archives will remain available.
3Note that the "LISTSERV postmaster" is not identical to the
regular POSTMASTER address at a host site. The term "LISTSERV postmaster" is a
canonical term from early in LISTSERV's history, and refers only to the person
who is the actual LISTSERV maintainer at the host site. The term has fallen into
disuse and its use is discouraged because of the potential confusion it may
4In reality this only works with version 1.8b or later servers.
List owners running lists on pre-1.8b servers can protect themselves from
non-subscriber spams by setting the Editor= parameters in an appropriate manner;
however, this introduces new problems that may not be acceptable to the list
owner, even given the increasing incidence of spamming.
5If you are interested in the mechanics of starting a VM-type
filelist, the best reference is "Setting Up the LISTSERV File Server--A
Beginner's Guide" by Ben Chi (firstname.lastname@example.org). This publication is available
from LISTSERV@ALBANY.EDU as FSV GUIDE.
6If your local machine is running MS-DOS and/or Windows 3.x,
obviously this will not work--you will have to conform to the 8.3 naming
convention. Probably the best thing to do in this case is simply name the file
listname.mai, then rename it when you upload it to a mainframe or network
workstation account (or use the web administration interface described in
chapter 11, instead).
7Thanks to Marty Hoag of NEW-LIST.
8WWW_ARCHIVE MAILTPL is searched only for web-related template forms
and is bypassed for mail template forms. For instance WWW_ARCHIVE MAILTPL will
not be searched for ADD1 but will be searched for WWW_INDEX.
9The digests conform to RFC1153 with an acceptable deviation from the
recommended subject line (verified with the RFC author).
List Owner's Manual for LISTSERV®
Appendix A: System Reference Library for LISTSERV®
Appendix B: List Keyword Reference for LISTSERV®
Appendix C: Sample Boilerplate Files
Appendix D: Related Documentation and Support
Appendix E: Acknowledgements