Bethesda, MD (March 8, 2004) – L-Soft, the premier provider of e-mail list management technology, invites e-mail list enthusiasts to celebrate its 10th Anniversary by participating in a contest to recognize the seven most interesting, creative and innovative LISTSERV e-mail lists in the world.
"I am always amazed by the creativity and ingenuity of LISTSERV users," said Eric Thomas, L Soft CEO and founder. "Who would have thought that LISTSERV lists would be used to help cure cancer, find lost dogs or solve crimes?"
The LISTSERV Choice Awards will be open for nominations throughout 2004 and will feature seven list categories: Educational, Philanthropic, Community, Announcement, Technical Innovation, Newsletter, and E-Mail Marketing Campaigns.
The contest will begin with the Educational award, which has a submission deadline of March 29, 2004, and is open to educational e-mail lists that support learning in an exemplary manner. Anyone can nominate a list at:
In 1986, Eric Thomas invented LISTSERV®, a software product that remains the de facto standard for e-mail list management. Thomas formed L-Soft in the United States in 1994 so that the software could be developed commercially. Today, the company has a global presence with offices in Sweden, the UK and Germany, and more than 3,000 customers worldwide, including Microsoft, Dell, The New York Times, AOL-Time Warner/CNN, Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal, The United Nations, The U.S. Senate and Harvard University.
L-Soft, which was incorporated in 1994, offers e-mail list and opt-in e-mail marketing software and outsourcing services for managing e-mail newsletters, discussion groups and marketing campaigns. Recognized in 2003 as Maryland's 37th fastest growing technology company by Deloitte & Touche, L-Soft's products deliver about 30 million messages a day to more than 130 million list subscriptions.
Susan Brown Faghani
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