When Communications Cannot Fail

LISTSERV® Test Environment Handles Your Needs

Many LISTSERV sites serve critical organizational and public needs for unwaveringly reliable and efficient communications. Emergency alerts, severe weather warnings, natural disaster preparedness notifications, school lockdown announcements, law enforcement bulletins and more represent the ultimate level of must-have information that impacted audiences simply cannot miss.


Such critical alerts require a high degree of proactive preparedness and a sound testing environment to ensure that critical information flows as planned and as optimally as possible, even when resources are compromised in urgent situations.


Email is the one channel that can reach mass audiences in a targeted, organized and verifiable manner. Email lists meet the need for one-way, two-way, moderated and unmoderated communication is an easily manageable platform that many other channels cannot. Email is also the most widely used communication channel across all age demographics.


Essential email communications also encompass accurate information with timely delivery related to services that people rely on for their professional and everyday routines. Examples include shareholder announcements, traffic information, weather conditions, transit timetable changes, breaking news headlines, research findings, and data-driven communication between a business and its customer base.

Production and Test Environments

L-Soft provides test server licenses to meet the needs of running critical email communication services in professional IT environments. The test licenses are identical to production licenses but can only be used for traffic to test addresses, and never for production traffic. There is no restriction on what can be stored on them, only on outgoing traffic.

Common Testing Needs

Many larger sites deploy test environments with new LISTSERV versions, upgrades and patches as a standard routine. Server level administration tasks, such as site configuration changes, DB connectivity, AD configuration, API tasks benefit from a focused test environment.

New Versions and Configurations

Web Interface Customizations

Larger LISTSERV sites almost always have web interface customizations to comply with their internal policies. For these IT environments, a test server is highly recommended. The LISTSERV interface offers flexible customization opportunities for integrated email list, web and communications.


To meet the needs of growing mobile audiences, the LISTSERV web interface is fully responsive with high customization opportunities on the overall LISTSERV site and on the individual LISTSERV email list levels. This provides new opportunities to enhance the LISTSERV user experience to the fullest, benefiting every user level: Site admin, list owner, moderator, editor and list subscriber.

Email Communication as a Key Service

To start benefiting from a LISTSERV test license, contact L-Soft today.

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For many organizations, email list communication is a core function to keep their customers, members and audiences connected with knowledge, updates and discussions. As an enterprise system, LISTSERV helps create, manage and coordinate the communications as well as subscriber data. A test server makes it easier for IT staff to keep the systems running as smoothly and efficiently.

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