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mailing lists

mailing list - email address that is an alias for many other email addresses. Some mailing lists are simple `reflectors', redirecting mail sent to them to the list of recipients. Others are filtered by humans or programs of varying degrees of sophistication; lists filtered by humans are said to be `moderated'.
  • originated with the first UUCP and ARPANET connections
  • predate Usenet
  • easy to create
  • low usage of machine resources
  • often used for private information-sharing on topics too specialized or inappropriate for public Usenet groups
  • often created temporarily by working groups