L-Soft’s LISTSERV 15.5 Wraps RSS Abstracts and LDAP Support into Legendary
Email List Software
Landover, MD (November 27, 2007) – L-Soft announced today the release of
LISTSERV 15.5, providing additional usability, efficiency and integration
benefits across all user levels of the original email list software.
“Our latest software evolution, LISTSERV 15.5, makes email list
communication a little easier and more secure for everyone, from
administrators to list owners to end users,” said Eric Thomas, L-Soft
Founder and CEO, who developed LISTSERV in 1986. “As continuously proven
over the past two decades, LISTSERV is the opt-in solution that has
endured, and it will continue to help all types of groups from online
patient communities to Fortune 500 companies reach their subscribers with
LISTSERV supports RSS feeds, allowing subscribers to view email list
messages using an RSS reader. RSS, increasing in popularity and use,
provide another alternative for users to receive the latest email list
postings, such as email newsletters, discussion community posts, and
customer updates. Today’s release introduces support for RSS abstracts –
which are generated automatically from the text of the message or may be
specified explicitly – providing email content in a convenient,
In addition, LISTSERV 15.5 can connect to LDAP servers to authenticate user
logins, to insert LDAP attributes in mail-merge distributions and to
implement dynamic queries, against either LDAP or traditional DBMS servers.
For example, administrators can use an LDAP query against an Active
Directory server to grant list owner privileges to all members of a
particular Windows Security Group.
“Thanks to LDAP support, LISTSERV users who run directory services will
simplify their operations and become more efficient. With single sign-on,
easier access control and smoother administration and organization, the
results will be more customized messages and overall better communication,”
With the new AOL Feedback Loop feature, LISTSERV automatically parses the
reports and implements the actions required by AOL’s whitelist agreement.
This helps list owners preserve whitelist status and reduce the number of
spam complaints from AOL users. Keeping security squarely in focus,
LISTSERV is the only product of its kind to provide integrated anti-virus
protection powered by F-Secure.
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For a list of new features in LISTSERV 15.5, visit:
To discover and join EmailRules, L-Soft’s new discussion community
featuring tips, tools and talk for email marketers and communicators, visit:
L-Soft, which was incorporated in 1994, offers email list and opt-in email
marketing software and hosting services for managing email newsletters,
discussion groups and marketing campaigns. L-Soft’s products serve more
than 100 million list subscriptions. L-Soft celebrates the 21st anniversary
of its pioneering email list management software, LISTSERV, and the 5th
anniversary of LISTSERV Maestro in 2007.