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Listserv is available to all HEAnet clients and allows them to create and self-manage single or multiple email lists easily and securely.

Listserv can be used for simple tasks such as arranging meetings and announcing conferences, or for more complex tasks such as collaborating on large projects.

Users can create limited lists where they control who can be subscribed, or open lists where anyone can join.

To apply for a Listserv mailing list please complete this web-form:

Listserv has certain conditions that must be adhered to:

  • The topic to be discussed by the list must be of relevance to the Higher Educational and Research Community
  • Two list owners must be appointed, at least one of whom must belong to a HEAnet client institution
  • List Owners should be familiar with LSOFT’s LISTSERV Owner’s Manualand with LISTSERV AUP
  • Once you have read these documents, you can complete the above web application form


  • Listserv lists are self-managed by the HEAnet client and the List Owner
  • To set up a list you must first contact the support staff at your own HEAnet client institution – as they will be the point of contact for list owners with difficulties.
  • Once set-up, maintenance of the lists is the list owner’s responsibility.

Costs:  Listserv is available to HEAnet clients at no extra cost.

View Listserv Privacy Statement

More Information

Contact our Service Desk, Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30
Tel: +353 (0)1 6609040

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Listserv Privacy Statement

What Personal Information do we require to make Listserv work?
When you applied for a list on you provided information by web form including your name, email address and Member Institution. We use this information to operate the list and to improve our services.

What do we do with your personal information?
We process your personal information for the legitimate interests of making Listserv work for HEAnet, our Client Institutions and the individual users of the service. You have the right to object to this processing and may do so by contacting us at Please bear in mind that if you object, this may affect our ability to carry out tasks for your benefit.

Who do we disclose your information to?
We do not disclose your information to third parties without your consent or unless required to do so by law or a regulatory body. We may provide information to your Member Institution to help your Institution understand the usage of Listserv by the subscribing institution.