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The tech tips below are from LISTSERV at Work, L-Soft's quarterly newsletter that contains tips, guidelines, insights and the latest company and industry news. If you want to stay informed about the latest L-Soft and industry news and receive new tech tips as they are published, subscribe to LISTSERV at Work.


2011


Q: How do I use LISTSERV's API to allow an external application to interact directly with LISTSERV?
(Issue 2, 2011 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How do I use the permission-based tracking feature in LISTSERV Maestro?
(Issue 2, 2011 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: What are some time-saving hints and tips that everyday LISTSERV site administrators and list owners may not know?
(Issue 1, 2011 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I use LDAP and Dynamic Query Lists with LISTSERV Maestro?
(Issue 1, 2011 – LISTSERV Maestro)


2010


Q: How can I create a suppression list in LISTSERV to exclude email addresses from all lists on the entire server?
(Issue 4, 2010 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I create a subscriber profile pull-down menu with entries dependent on a previous selection?
(Issue 4, 2010 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How can I reduce the likelihood that my LISTSERV messages will be classified as spam?
(Issue 3, 2010 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I track subscribers' activity on my website after they have clicked through to it from my LISTSERV Maestro mailing?
(Issue 3, 2010 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How Can I Use LISTSERV with SELinux?
(Issue 2, 2010 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How Can I Let My Subscribers Decide When to Receive My Newsletter?
(Issue 2, 2010 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How Can I Configure LISTSERV's SMTP Listener to Filter Spam?
(Issue 1, 2010 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How Can I Add Social Media Links to LISTSERV Maestro Templates?
(Issue 1, 2010 – LISTSERV Maestro)


2009


Q: What is 'backscatter' and why should I worry about it as a LISTSERV Site Administrator?
(Issue 4, 2009 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How Can I Reduce the Number of Completed Jobs Stored in LISTSERV Maestro?
(Issue 4, 2009 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How can I maximize security for my LISTSERV installation or for individual LISTSERV lists?
(Issue 3, 2009 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: Is it possible to add a "timestamp" profile field to a dataset that is updated whenever any of the other profile fields are changed?
(Issue 3, 2009 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How can I automatically monitor LISTSERV to make sure it is functioning?
(Issue 2, 2009 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I synchronize external data with the recipient warehouse?
(Issue 2, 2009 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How can I keep statistics and do reporting on my LISTSERV list usage?
(Issue 1, 2009 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I implement multiple independent groups of user accounts with one central group for send authorizations?
(Issue 1, 2009 – LISTSERV Maestro)


2008


Q: How can I maintain a dynamic list of people authorized to manage or post to multiple lists?
(Issue 4, 2008 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How Can I Use Conditional Blocks to Deliver Customized Messages to Subscribers?
(Issue 4, 2008 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How can LISTSERV's RSS support help subscribers monitor list traffic more effectively?
(Issue 3, 2008 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: I have several jobs that I would like to compare without having to run a separate report for each job. Is there an easier way to do this?
(Issue 3, 2008 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: What are feedback loops and why are they important to the deliverability of my email?
(Issue 2, 2008 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: Why would I want to use LISTSERV Maestro's message templates? Aren't they too generic?
(Issue 2, 2008 – LISTSERV Maestro)


Q: Why is it better to send links to large attachments through LISTSERV rather than the attachments themselves?
(Issue 1, 2008 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I customize the LISTSERV Maestro Dashboard so the information that's important to me is most prominent?
(Issue 1, 2008 – LISTSERV Maestro)


2007


Q: Why is it important that LISTSERV can now work with LDAP?
(Issue 4, 2007 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: I have several LISTSERV Maestro accounts in different groups. Is there an easy way to switch between different accounts?
(Issue 4, 2007 – LISTSERV Maestro)


Q: What are some of the list configuration techniques that I can use to protect my lists from spam?
(Issue 3, 2007 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How do I perform A/B-Split testing with LISTSERV Maestro?
(Issue 3, 2007 – LISTSERV Maestro)


Q: What should I do in the unlikely event that LISTSERV crashes, and how can I prevent it?
(Issue 2, 2007 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: We use an earlier version of Microsoft SQL Server for our LISTSERV Maestro system database and want to upgrade to SQL Server 2005. Is there anything we need to be aware of?
(Issue 2, 2007 – LISTSERV Maestro)


Q: How can I limit the rate at which LISTSERV delivers mail?
(Issue 1, 2007 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I accommodate recipients who prefer HTML and recipients who prefer text messages in a single job?
(Issue 1, 2007 – LISTSERV Maestro)


2006


Q: How can I assess my LISTSERV list deliverability infrastructure?
(Issue 4, 2006 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I associate extra data fields with an existing LISTSERV list?
(Issue 4, 2006 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How can I use SPF and DomainKeys to increase LISTSERV's deliverability?
(Issue 3, 2006 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: Can LISTSERV Maestro use DomainKeys to authenticate outgoing email messages?
(Issue 3, 2006 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How Can I Avoid Spam on My Discussion Lists?
(Issue 2, 2006 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: When sending a LISTSERV Maestro mailing to a regular LISTSERV list, only blind tracking is possible. How can I get the richer set of tracking options and still get the benefits of a LISTSERV list, such as archives?
(Issue 2, 2006 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How can I best configure LISTSERV's Auto-Delete mechanism?
(Issue 1, 2006 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: Sending a mailing to all of our recipients at once causes large spikes in web site access since most of them tend to respond at the same time. How can we spread the mailing out to ease the load on our web site?
(Issue 1, 2006 – LISTSERV Maestro)


2005


Q: How can I add a one-click unsubscribe link to the footer of my LISTSERV list postings?
(Issue 4, 2005 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I put an unsubscribe link into my LISTSERV Maestro mailings?
(Issue 4, 2005 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How can I configure the Microsoft IIS SMTP Service (SMTPSVC) to deliver mail from LISTSERV?
(Issue 3, 2005 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I organize the subscriber pages in LISTSERV Maestro by subject matter?
(Issue 3, 2005 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How can I get LISTSERV to check messages for spam?
(Issue 2, 2005 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: Q: How can I make sure my email messages get delivered?
(Issue 2, 2005 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How can a site manager control the lists that are shown in Subscriber's Corner when a user selects "Show all lists"?
(Issue 1, 2005 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I send members of my data warehouse Happy Birthday Greetings on their actual birthdays?
(Issue 1, 2005 – LISTSERV Maestro)


2004


Q: How Can I Set Up Automatic Checks of LISTSERV Maestro's Operations and Have the Notifications Sent to My Email Address?
(Autumn 2004 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: Why is it important to use LISTSERV's integrated virus protection? Isn't it enough to have an anti-virus solution on the SMTP server or on the server where LISTSERV is running?
(Summer 2004 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I ensure that my e-mail newsletters are delivered to subscribers and not blocked by ISPs?
(Spring 2004 – LISTSERV, LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: How can I schedule a series of e-mail jobs to be sent at preset intervals in LISTSERV Maestro?
(Anniversary Issue – LISTSERV Maestro)


2003


Q: How do I configure my lists for "opt-in" subscription?
(Special Opt-In Issue – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I send a "follow-up" message to addresses that logged a temporary bounce on a previous LISTSERV Maestro job?
(Autumn 2003 – LISTSERV Maestro)

 

Q: The Anti-Virus Statistics Report just shows total counts. Is there any way to find out which viruses were stopped?
(Summer 2003 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How can I customize LISTSERV's responses in the Web Interface (WA)?
(Spring 2003 – LISTSERV)


2002


Q: How can LISTSERV help me handle out-of-office responses?
(Winter 2002 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: What is the difference between the Topics and the Superlist/Sublist functions of LISTSERV?
(Autumn 2002 – LISTSERV)

 

Q: How do I send HTML newsletters?
(Summer 2002 – LISTSERV)



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