> I grabbed a copy of the UNIX listserv software, and it doesn't look
> like it'd be too easy to use with decstation-managers. It also looks
> overly complex. How easy is it to set-up and run a simple mailing
> list using listserv? Does anyone have a concise description of what
> needs to be done? The documentation is verbose, and I'd rather not
> pore through it all.
I've been running a new list on Unix listserv 5.5 for just under a week
now and have found it smooth and easy. Let me quickly point out that
I did not set it up, though. I'm a non-techy English professor. Our
local Unix guru did the techy stuff to get the list going.
Your comment about the documentation makes me wonder whether it's the
same program. I'm pretty sure that he said that the documentation for
this listserv was skimpy. As for the running of the list from my
perspective as "listowner," I've found that it's pretty simple. It
doesn't seem to offer the features of Eric Thomas's well-known bitnet
listserv, making it less capable of doing "fancy things" but also making
it simple to use. My main objection to it so far is its name. Already
people are seeing the address firstname.lastname@example.org and assuming, in
spite of my announcements to the contrary, that it's Eric's listserv
program. Although some of the commands are identical, not all are.