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Listserv vs. Exchange Distribution Lists

Features Listserv Lists Exchange Distribution Lists
Archives Y N
Searchable & web accessible archives Y N
Can contain external email addresses Y N
(actually yes, but it’s not as easy as Listserv)
Ability to schedule group meetings N Y
Allows user to modify their membership Y N
Maintained by an owner Y Y
Ability to restrict who can send to the list
  • Anyone anywhere
  • Any sender with an address in a specified domain (e.g., ndus.edu)
  • Any sender who is subscribed to the list
  • Any sender who is subscribed to another specified list on Listserv
  • To the list editor(s)
  • To the list owner(s)

* These options can be used in combination.

  • To specific authenticated NDUS O365 Exchange users who are members of a specific distribution list
  • To any authenticated NDUS O365 Exchange users not a member of a specific distribution list
  • To anyone anywhere required for list members who are not using an Exchange client

* These options are mutually exclusive.

Deferred distribution of messages Y N
Restrict distribution of messages Y N