LISTSERV upgrade Tuesday, June 14


Published: 1Jun2022
Example of McGill-branded LISTSERV newsletter

McGill's LISTSERV service will be upgraded on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from approximately 9 am to 12 pm. There will be a 3-hour interruption in service, during which time communications to McGill LISTSERV lists will not be delivered. If any mail is sent to a Listserv during the upgrade it will be queued and delivered once the new server is up and running.

List managers and administrators will notice a new web interface and several new features, listed below. These will be documented in the IT Knowledge Base and revised list owner guide, when the upgrade is completed.

New Features

  • McGill username and password to log into web interface - List owners, editors and moderators can now log into the web interface ( using your McGill username and password, as you do for most other McGill services.
  • Redesigned web interface - More intuitive user interface, branded with McGill colors.
  • McGill-branded template -Send attractive newsletters and announcements with flexible one-, two- and three-column sections (see example on this page).
  • List Dashboard - More intuitive design shows the number of subscribers for each list with hyperlink to manage them.
  • "Responsive" design - Predefined announcement and newsletter templates adapt to the user’s viewing device (e.g., mobile or desktop)
  • Security enhancements - Emails from the Listserv will now be digitally signed for increased security.

Remember that VPN is required if accessing the Listserv website from off campus.

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