Topica Acquires Liszt Email List Directory

Posted on April 6, 1999

Topica Inc. has announced it has acquired Liszt, a comprehensive email list directory on the Web. Liszt's directory will be joined with Topica's free email list services to form a location for finding, managing, and participating in email lists.

Featured in numerous publications including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Liszt is known as the definitive source for finding email-based discussions. Since its founding in 1995, Liszt has been pivotal in the development of the existing email list community, compiling and indexing over 90,000 lists.

"With Topica, I finally found a company that shared my passion for email lists and wanted to make them as accessible to Internet users as any other form of content on the Web," Scott Southwick, founder of "By working directly with key list owners, Topica developed a service that far surpassed my expectations and has the strength as a company to transform the email list market in the way I had envisioned. I am confident that Topica will continue to develop and deliver the right kind or services for the community."

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