Email Distribution Lists (LISTSERV)

Also known as: LISTSERV
Available to: Faculty & Staff

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.

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.

How to Get this Service

To request an LISTSERV list, send the following information to

  • Proposed name of the list
  • A short description of the list’s purpose
  • The name and e-mail address of the primary owner and any additional owners, if applicable

Complete instructions are available on the Setup an LISTSERV list web page.

There is no charge for this service.


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 Planned Outages web page.

Getting Help

Assistance for all IT Services is available through the ITS Support Center:

Phone: 703-993-8870
Fax: 703-993-3347
Online: Submit a Request
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Walk-in Support
Fairfax Campus*:
Innovation Hall, Room 226
(*closed Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for team meetings)

Last modified date: October 21, 2015