Keywords are used to indicate the characteristics you desire for your list. They are stored, with the options you set, in a file called the list header. The results of the List Application Form are used to configure the list header file for your list.
Please consult the List Owner's Guide for more information.
Back to the List Application Form.
List names must be unique worldwide. Because of this, many of our lists begin with the letters "SB" (for Santa Barbara) and end in "-L". The recommended maximum number of characters for a listname is 32, but for the sake of those using the list, please keep it short! You may use letters and numbers, but no special characters. For example, "SBLIST-L" would be a valid list name. List names are checked for uniqueness when the lists are created. If the name submitted is already in use, another name will be requested.
A short - forty characters or less - descriptive title for the list. Be sure to count spaces too!
This setting defines who can see the list header and the names and email addresses that are subscribed to the list. The default is private, meaning that only those persons already subscribed to the list may review it. The owner setting indicates that only the owner may review the list. Public indicates that anyone may review. Finally, service indicates that only those in the defined service area (e.g., ucsb.edu) may review who is subscribed to the list.
Subscription Who may subscribe and how it is done.
Send Who can send messages to the list
This setting configures what happens when a list subscriber replies to a note sent by the list. The "Reply-To" setting indicates whether the "Reply-to:" tag supplied by the sender of the message to the list is to be preserved or discarded (if present). If it is discarded or omitted, this setting indicates what should be placed in the new "Reply-to:" generated by Listserv. The default is "List, Respect".
Recommended settings for Discussion Lists: 1) List, Respect, 2) Sender, Respect
Defines whether the list owner is to receive notification of new subscriptions and deletions, etc. The default is "Yes". "Quiet" owners will not receive such notices.
Public catalogs of lists that exist on servers around the world are available for the general public to browse. Interested parties consult a catalog and may find a list that they wish to subscribe to. In configuring this, you should consider the scope of your list. Is it available to the general public? Does it pertain to person(s) outside of UCSB?
This setting defines the "service area" of the list outside of which subscription requests and/or list commands will not be accepted. If you have set Review, Send and/or Confidential to "Service", you must define what service is (for example, UCSB, UCOP, or some other domain like microsoft.com).
Should an automatic log be kept of list messages? How frequently should it be compiled and who should have access to it? If you would like to keep an archive please see the entry below for UNIX Account.
If you elect to store transcripts from the list in a notebook you will require a UNIX account. UNIX accounts may be opened by contacting the Information Systems and Computing Administrative Office at extension 2261.
An editor, if the list is configured to use one, receives mail from list members or the general public destined for the list. It is up to this person to decide whether the attempted posting is appropriate to distribute to the list membership via the listserv. Enter an email address and the name of the person to be editor.
The email address and name of the person(s) who have owner access and privileges. A special type of owner, called a "quiet" owner, may be used to give ownership privileges without bothering the person with routine maintenance notices. This setting is convenient for back-up list owners, or someone who needs to post to a list set to "Send=Owner", but is not the person responsible for list maintenance. Please note that there must be at least one "vocal" owner of a list to do maintenance, or the list will be closed.
A short paragraph to describe what the list is about.
If you have any questions, please contact David.Stackis@isc.ucsb.edu, x 8286.