ListServ and ChatRoom

is a ListServ?

A ListServ is an electronic mailing list. By subscribing to a ListServ,
you will be in touch with others having similar interests. ListServ provides
a forum for discussion. 

The Internet provides thousands of discussion groups via e-mail by allowing
users to place themselves on electronic mailing lists.  These mailing
lists are maintained by software such as LISTSERV or Majordomo. The software
automatically distributes an e-mail message from one member of a list to
all other members on that list.

When you subscribe to a list, your name and e-mail address is automatically
added to the list. You will receive a standard letter of welcome (via e-mail)
telling you about the list. From that time on, you will receive all mail
(postings) sent to the list by its members. You may follow the discussions
or join in on them. If you respond, you can send your response to all members
of the list or to an individual on the list. You can signoff (unsubscribe)
from a list at any time. You can also get a listing of all the members
of a list and their e-mail addresses.

What is a ChatRoom?


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