The Mailys 2013 is now open for nominations. The competition honors outstanding email lists worldwide. Everyone can nominate, and all LISTSERV mailing lists, including announcement lists, newsletters and discussion groups, are eligible. Which messages stand out and shine in your inbox? Feel free to nominate email lists that help you professionally, increase your knowledge, give you networking opportunities, provide support – make your life easier in any way. We look forward to nominations of email lists of all types that bring value to their subscribers.
And new for this year, anyone submitting a new, qualified nomination of a LISTSERV list or LISTSERV Maestro campaign will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a trip to Stockholm, Sweden, home of L-Soft. The finalists and the winner are announced early 2014, when L-Soft celebrates 20 years as the pioneering email list technology provider.
Is there a difference between LISTSERV® and an email list?
Yes! LISTSERV is a software application that runs opt-in email lists, including discussion groups, newsletters, announcement lists and email marketing campaigns – in other words, all types of permission-based mailing lists. So, LISTSERV is not an email list. It is a program for email lists.
THEBIGBOOK, a unique online study group operated by The Recovery Group, has won the Grand Prize in the LISTSERV Choice Awards – The Mailys 2012. Founded in 1995, The Recovery Group runs more than 100 LISTSERV lists focused on helping people recover from eating disorders using the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
"The Big Book list hosts an online study each year. Beginning in January, we study the first 150 pages of The Big Book, which the original members of Alcoholics Anonymous wrote," said Linda Smallwood, Coordinator of THEBIGBOOK. "Our LISTSERV list has archives going back to 1999. Each leader's share, as well as the responses to the daily assignments are there, where they can be read for years to come by those who struggle with eating disorders all over the world."
Congratulations to THEBIGBOOK and the other finalists – GUNROOM, RECOVERYMEDITATIONS, WORLDWIDEWORDS, WTS – and to all the nominated lists. Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted in this year's award program.
Did you know that the ListPlex email list hosting service is available as an emergency notification system? The service consists of a special hosted ListPlex node and is primarily meant as a backup system and additional resource for emergency communication or crisis readiness. If something unexpected happens with the normal communication channels, the service provides an additional way to communicate with important stakeholders through email.
If an interruption occurs at your organization's primary LISTSERV site – for example, the university computer center loses power in a hurricane, earthquake or other emergency – then the ListPlex notification service can serve as an important backup channel to reach people on campus through web and mobile email.
EmailBits is L-Soft's microblog, powered by LISTSERV® software. EmailBits offers quick access to the latest announcements, press articles, links and other news of interest to the wider LISTSERV community. EmailBits uses a not-yet-introduced feature of LISTSERV and allows us to test and further improve it. EmailBits is available through a browser, by subscribing to the RSS feed or as a traditional LISTSERV email list.
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