[Mailman-Users] Correct Terminology for Mailman
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Tue Apr 27 23:45:31 CEST 2004
At 4:55 PM -0400 2004/04/27, Brendan Chard wrote:
> It seems that a lot of terms are floating around out there that all mean (in
> some fashion) an electronic mailing list that allows member communication.
> My question pertains to the word "listserv". Is it ok to refer to a list on
> a mailman server as a "listserv"?
The term "listserv" never really caught on outside of the
LISTSERV community. The standard terms that I have heard applied are
"mailing list", or maybe "mail list", over the decade-plus that I've
been doing this sort of stuff.
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
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