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Issue 4, 2013
    Highlights of This Issue:

The Mailys 2012:
THEBIGBOOK Wins Grand Prize

ListPlex Email List Hosting:
Emergency Communication

LISTSERV Maestro 5.0-28:
New Release Offers More HTML Templates

Prioritizing Mail Delivery for Certain Lists

Dear Subscriber,

In this issue, we introduce you to THEBIGBOOK, the Grand Prize winner in The Mailys 2012. You will also get tips on how you can use the SMTP Worker Pool feature to prioritize outbound mail delivery for different LISTSERV lists and how the Maestro Add-On, available to all LISTSERV and ListPlex customers, offers a simplified user interface to guide first-time users through the process of creating, testing and delivering email marketing campaigns.


Maestro Add-On Offers More Than 100 New HTML Message Templates

LISTSERV Maestro 5.0-28

LISTSERV Maestro 5.0-28, an updated version of L-Soft's add-on email marketing software, was released in February and features an expanded range of HTML newsletter and message templates. More than 100 new mobile-ready templates have been added. Maestro is available as an add-on purchase for LISTSERV and ListPlex customers. Current Maestro customers with valid maintenance are entitled to a free upgrade.


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THEBIGBOOK Wins Grand Prize in The Mailys 2012

Online Study Group Supports People with Eating Disorders

By L-Soft Staff

The Mailys 2012

THEBIGBOOK, a unique online study group operated by The Recovery Group, has won the Grand Prize in the LISTSERV Choice Awards – The Mailys 2012. Founded in 1995, The Recovery Group runs more than 100 LISTSERV lists focused on helping people recover from eating disorders using the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

"The Big Book list hosts an online study each year. Beginning in January, we study the first 150 pages of The Big Book, which the original members of Alcoholics Anonymous wrote," said Linda Smallwood, Coordinator of THEBIGBOOK. "Our LISTSERV list has archives going back to 1999. Each leader's share, as well as the responses to the daily assignments are there, where they can be read for years to come by those who struggle with eating disorders all over the world."

Congratulations to THEBIGBOOK and the other finalists – GUNROOM, RECOVERYMEDITATIONS, WORLDWIDEWORDS, WTS – and to all the nominated lists. Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted in this year's award program.


ListPlex Helps with Emergency Communication

By L-Soft Staff

ListPlex Emergency Notification

Did you know that the ListPlex email list hosting service is available as an emergency notification system? The service consists of a special hosted ListPlex node for emergency communication or crisis readiness. If a service interruption occurs at your organization's primary LISTSERV site – for example, the university computer center loses power in a hurricane, earthquake or other emergency – then the ListPlex notification service can serve as an important backup channel to reach people on campus through web and mobile email.




Q: How can I prioritize my outbound delivery for different LISTSERV lists?

Answer by Liam Kelly
Senior Consulting Analyst, L-Soft

LISTSERV sites commonly have a need to assign a different priority to traffic for certain lists. For example, a university may have an emergency notification list, and messages for that emergency notification list shouldn't get stuck in the mail queue behind non-emergency messages. While the default LISTSERV queuing is first-in-first-out, that can be modified by way of the SMTP Worker Pool feature.


Tech Tip: LISTSERV Maestro

LISTSERV Maestro Tech Tip

Q: What is Basic Mode, and why might I use it?

Answer by Ben Parker
Chief Corporate Consultant, L-Soft

New in LISTSERV Maestro 5.0 is the option for a simplified user interface and feature set called Basic Mode. This is a complete interface and feature set intended to guide first-time users through the process of creating, testing and delivering email marketing campaigns with full support for best current practices, including permission, privacy, testing and deliverability. Clear, step-by-step procedures and options are explained in familiar, plain language, with much online tutorial-style guidance.

This simplified user interface is available as an add-on purchase to LISTSERV as Maestro One. All the other Maestro editions include both Advanced Mode and Basic Mode.


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