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 for Listserv
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Listserv
  
      An automatic mailing list server, initially
     written to run under IBM's VM operating system by Eric
     Thomas.
  
     user+name+on+some+computers+on+BITNET/{EARN">Listserv is a user name on some computers on BITNET/{EARN
     which processes electronic mail requests for addition to or
     deletion from mailing lists.  Examples are listserv@ucsd.edu,
     listserver@nysernet.org.
  
     Some listservs provide other facilities such as retrieving
     files from archives and database search.  Full details of
     available services can usually be obtained by sending a
     message with the word HELP in the subject and body to the
     listserv address.
  
     Eric Thomas, has recently formed an international corporation,
     L-Soft, and has ported Listserv to a number of other
     platforms including Unix.  Listserv has simultaneously
     been enhanced to use both the Internet and BITNET.
  
     Two other major mailing list processors, both of which run
     under Unix, are Majordomo, a freeware system, and
     Listproc, currently owned and developed by BITNET.
  
     (1995-02-22)
  

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