What is a listserv hold issue and how do I clear it?
Listservs can go into "hold" status if too many messages are sent or some other technical error occurs. Typically, a sender will see a message like one of the examples below when this happens.
The owner of the list can clear the hold by sending an email to email@example.com with "free <insert listserv name here>" without the quotes in the body of the message as indicated in the message above. All held messages will then be released and a confirmation message will come to the list owner after the free command is successful. You can also change the maximum number of messages that can be sent to the list in a single day by including the "Daily-Threshold=<desired maximum number>" in the list configuration. The default is 50 emails per day. Below is an example of the confirmation to the free message from listserv.
> free LISTSERVNAME The LISTSERVNAME list has been freed, nn files have been released.