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Group Distribution Lists

A listserv discussion group is a forum for groups to discuss topics, interests and share ideas via email. Listserv software manages these lists by automatically distributing email to each member.


Faculty and Staff

How To Get This Service

To create a Listserv discussion list, submit a request via helpdesk. The following information will be required:

  • your name
  • department
  • campus location
  • telephone extension
  • subscription type (open, closed, by owner)
  • list owner's name and email address (must be a Pace email address)
  • list name which must end in -L (e.g., STAFF-L)
  • list purpose (relating somehow to the University or your job function)


Contact the ITS Help Desk

Phone: (914) 773-3333
Toll Free: 1 (855) 722-3487

Learn More

Obtaining Local Discussion Group Listings

To obtain a local discussion group listing:

  • Go to
  • Select ‘Online Mailing List Archives’
  • Make your appropriate selection

Subscribing to a Discussion Group List

The majority of listserv discussion group lists are private or closed, as opposed to public or open lists where anyone can subscribe, so the list owner controls subscriptions to the lists. To subscribe to a list:

  • address email to and include the command: Subscribe listname Firstname Lastname, where listname is the name of the discussion list and Firstname and Lastname are your full name
  • open lists respond indicating you have been subscribed to the discussion list
  • closed lists notify you that your subscription is denied

As part of an initiative to reduce paper consumption, it is recommended you utilize discussion lists for your group correspondence.