An automated electronic mail distribution system. This is a program which runs on a computer connected to the internet. The list server can receive requests from people to join (or leave) the mailing list. The requests are processed automatically. A user on a mailing list can send an email to the list server which will copy it to all users currently on the mailing list. This is a useful way of distributing information to a group of users who have a common interest.

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