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A Listserv, or electronic mailing list, is a special usage of email that allows for widespread distribution of information to many Internet users. It is similar to a traditional mailing list — a list of names and addresses — as might be kept by an organization for sending publications to its members or customers, but typically refers to four things: a list of email addresses, the people ("subscribers") receiving mail at those addresses, the publications (e-mail messages) sent to those addresses, and a reflector, which is a single e-mail address that, when designated as the recipient of a message, will send a copy of that message to all of the subscribers.1


  • Sends information to all centers and partners in the network (contact Catherine Cramer at to join)
  • [1]: Ocean List
  • [2]: National Marine Educators Association (NMEA)


[edit] Types of Listserv Software/Services

[edit] Potential Audiences

  • COSEE staff
  • scientists/researchers
  • workshop participants

[edit] Applications/Potential Uses

  • Group communication
  • announcing events
  • announcing opportunities
  • gathering resources

[edit] Tips

  • If you want to set up your own listserv using the server, contact Steve Cousins at
  • This is a good place to advertise center events and workshops
  • You may have to be a member of the listserv to post entries (this is an optional feature); it may also be the case that the post has to be approved by a moderator to be viewed by the general public
  • Some listservs do not handle attachments

[edit] COSEE Network Use

  • COSEE Web Working Group
  • COSEE Excellence in Networking Technologies
  • COSEE: Central Gulf of Mexico
  • COSEE: West
  • COSEE: Pacific Partnerships

[edit] Reviews

Listserv Reviews

[edit] References

1. Listserv Wiki

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