LISTSERV Maestro 9.0-11 Help

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Advanced Subscriber List (Imported from LISTSERV)

  • To import an advanced subscriber list from LISTSERV as new standalone subscriber list, select New Advanced Subscriber List (Imported from LISTSERV)... from the menu (or go via the right-click menu of the Subscriber Lists node in the subscriber warehouse tree).
  • To import an advanced subscriber list from LISTSERV as new subscriber list in an existing list group, first select the desired list group node in the subscriber warehouse tree on the subscriber list overview. Then select New In List Group Advanced Subscriber List (Imported from LISTSERV)... from the menu (or go via the right-click menu of the list group node in the subscriber warehouse tree).

This screen guides you through the process of creating an Advanced Subscriber List in the LISTSERV Maestro Subscriber Warehouse by importing one of your existing Classic LISTSERV lists.


The selection box lists all classic LISTSERV lists that are accessible to your account and that have not yet been converted to an Advanced Subscriber List. Select the list to clone or to convert and click the [Read List] button. This will access LISTSERV and read all the list's settings and the current list subscriptions.

After the list has been read successfully, decide if you want to convert or clone the list.

Cloning means that a new list with a different name is created based on the original list, whose name, settings and subscriber data remain unchanged. If you decide to import the subscriber data, then also the old list's subscribers are imported to the new list.

Converting the list instead means that the original list will be fully migrated to an advanced subscriber list, which keeps the existing list archives and the potentially well-established public discussion list name.

Note: Regardless of the option you choose, LISTSERV Maestro will not modify anything at LISTSERV before you finally click the [Create Subscriber List] button.

List Settings

After a list's details have been retrieved from LISTSERV in the step above, you can review and possibly modify the list settings by clicking the Refine Settings link. This opens the advanced subscriber list settings wizard. If you decided to clone the list, then the wizard will ask you to define a new name of the list.

Default Values

If the list you selected for cloning or conversion has subscribers, then the options and names of each list subscriber are imported to the LISTSERV Maestro system database. The dataset or the refined list settings may however include additional (and potentially mandatory) profile fields. Since the details of a LISTSERV list subscription do not cover these additional profile field values, default values can be supplied for these fields. If any of these fields happen to be mandatory, the screen tells you so and marks the default value edit link appropriately.


This section summarizes the actions that LISTSERV Maestro will perform once you click the [Create Subscriber List] button.

Special Handling of Some LISTSERV Keywords

The following LISTSERV list keywords are treated specially:

Keyword Special Behavior
A list with any of these keywords can not be imported.
DBMS DBMS-backed LISTSERV lists can only be cloned and their subscribers can not be imported.
The system administrator can decide if list archives or digests are enabled for your account and, if they are enabled, what location is to be used for the archives. The system will inform you about any problems that may occur, read the screen messages carefully and discuss further steps with your system administrator.
Validate If deprecated values of this keyword are detected, then LISTSERV Maestro will modify them to achieve higher security.
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