A program, running on an Internet host, which maintains a list of e-mail subscribers to a discussion topic. Any e-mail messages addressed to the list are forwarded to all subscribers. The list owner may restrict list membership to only certain addresses, such as those enrolled in a course, or may leave the list open to anyone who chooses to subscribe. Lists may be moderated, in that all messages must first be approved by the list owner, or unmoderated, in which case all messages are automatically forwarded to list members.
A (usually automated) system that allows people to send e-mail to one address, whereupon their message is copied and sent to all of the other subscribers to the mail list. In this way, people who have many different kinds of e-mail access can participate in discussions together.
An automated system that allows people to send e-mail to one address, whereupon it is copied and sent to all of the other subscribers on the list. In this way, people who have many different kinds of online access can participate in discussions together. See also e-mail, listserv.
(or Mailing List) A (usually automated) system that allows people to send e-mail to one address at which their message is copied and distributed to all of the mail list subscribers. Mainframe—A very large computer capable of handling many, very complex computing tasks; can be used by hundreds or thousands of users in a centralized computer environment.
A mailing list is a list of people who subscribe to a periodic mailing distribution on a particular topic. Mailing lists include each person's e-mail address. Mailing lists have become a popular way for Internet users to keep up with topics they're interested in. Many software producers and other vendors are now using them as a way to keep in touch with customers.