Listserv is a collection of electronic discussion groups, which are online forums where people discuss particular topics by receiving and posting messages using e-mail or the web. Listserv is also a convenient resource for sending announcements to a group by using a single e-mail address to reference the group. Electronic discussion groups are also called "distribution lists" or "lists."
The Temple University Listserv system is hosted on listserv.temple.edu.
All current Temple faculty, staff, and students are eligible to own a list.
All lists must have a primary owner who is a current Temple employee or student with an @temple.edu e-mail address.
The applicable policies include:
- Technology Usage Policy
- Comprehensive Guide to Email Usage and Policy
- Targeted E-Mail Announcements via Listserv Lists
The primary list owner must be a current Temple employee or student. List owners must include an @temple.edu e-mail address in the Listserv configuration.
After a request is submitted, Listserv lists will be created within two business days. Requests for multiple lists can take longer to create depending on the number of lists and the complexity of the requested configuration.
When a list is created, it is available immediately.
Listserv maintenance usually occurs on Monday mornings between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. During this time, Listserv management through the web interface will be unavailable and e-mail will be queued for delivery after the maintenance has been completed.
There is no cost for this service.
Customers can submit a Listserv Creation Form.
If you need additional help, submit a TUhelp request or call the Help Desk at 215-204- 8000.