Service Summary

Email distribution lists (LISTSERV) streamline communication to subscribers by allowing messages to be sent to an entire group at once using only the email address of the list. Mason provides a LISTSERV application for faculty, staff, and university organizations and departments.

Each list must have a primary owner but may have additional owners as well.

Key Features

  • Send emails to large group of people without having to type individual emails.
  • Send replies via a LISTSERV sends the response to the entire listserv.
  • Manage users via a LISTSERV management website.

Getting This Service

To get a LISTSERV list please submit a request.


This service is available 24/7, excluding planned outages, normal maintenance windows, and unavoidable events. Maintenance windows are Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. but may be extended to 2 p.m., if needed. If maintenance is required outside of these hours, it will be announced on the Alerts & Bulletins page.


Owners of LISTSERV lists assume all responsibility for usage of their lists, including any password resets and abuse, and must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.