ARCHIVED: Where can I get help for LISTSERV?
Note: IU retired its LISTSERV system in spring 2012, replacing it with IU List, a new mailing list service. See What is IU List, and how do I use it?
Numerous sources for help using LISTSERV mailing lists are available.
If you are a subscriber, first contact the owner of the list in question, through an address similar to this:firstname.lastname@example.org
listname with the name of the list, and
listservhost.domain with the hostname of the system from
which the list is administered.
If you are a list owner, contact LISTSERV support at your list's site.
You can email LISTSERV support at Indiana University.
L-Soft international, Inc.
Visit the web site of L-Soft international, Inc., the company that provides the LISTSERV software.
You can also find manuals and other documentation at the L-Soft Resource Center.
L-Soft maintains CataList, a catalog of LISTSERV lists. From this web page, you can browse through descriptions of more than 50,000 lists, and search for lists by area of interest, host site, host country, or number of subscribers.
Before starting a new LISTSERV list, it's always a good idea to check CataList to see if a list for your topic already exists and make sure the name you have in mind is not already in use.
Two LISTSERV mailing lists are available: LSTOWN-L is for LISTSERV list owners, and LSTSRV-L is for LISTSERV list users. For more, see ARCHIVED: Are there any mailing lists about LISTSERV?
Online documentation from the LISTSERV software
You can retrieve online documentation by sending one of the following
commands in the body (not the subject line) of an email message to a
LISTSERV server (for example,
|HELP||List of the most commonly used LISTSERV commands|
|INFO||List of the information files available from the LISTSERV server|
|INFO REFCARD||Comprehensive command reference card|
|INFO GENINTRO||General LISTSERV information|
|INFO KEYWORDS||List header keywords descriptions|
|INFO OWNERS||LISTSERV 1.8c List Owner's Manual|
Last modified on June 04, 2012.