[Techtalk] wanted: simple easy to use mailing list app

Ms. Piglet listpig at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 25 21:44:24 EST 2002

I've worked with SmartList a great deal, but not as the person in charge of
it; I'm not sure how much server access it actually *requires* to set up and
what have you.  Once created, lists can be managed via email and x commands
if need be.  The version I worked with though had been somewhat hacked by
our people to provide a number of bells and whistles that didn't come with
it (webpage interfaces for list admins, perl list-creation scripts to
simplify mass list creation....)

It's certainly robust, though: it's still running the lists at RootsWeb,
which is something approaching 25K lists, with subscriber bases ranging from
about 5 to about 10,000.


On 11/25/02 20:39,  <terri at zone12.com> shared this thought:

> Have you looked at Majordomo?  It's in perl, at least.  And I gather if you
> get the MajorCool web interface to go with it, it's fairly nicely useable.
> It'd probably break a hundred ways if you upgraded perl, but given that you
> can't even install python on the machine, I imagine you don't have to worry
> quite so much about that.
> Also, what mail server is it running?  I think some may have list
> functionality built-in, which might make your life easier.
> Do a search on "mailing list software" in these archives if you've got a
> moment (google can search just our archives if you so desire) because I know
> there've been list recommendations for things other than mailman or
> majordomo in the past, but those are the two I've used extensively and feel
> comfy recommending.  Teh only other name that comes to mind is "smartlist"
> and I don't remember anything about it.
> Terri
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 01:18:40AM +0000, dev_null at irixx.org wrote:
>> hi all,
>> im helping set up a website for a record label and we need to install a
>> mailing list application - preferably CGI as we have only perl, php and
>> mySQL on our unix-based server. this means no Mailman unfortunately as it
>> runs on python... :-(
>> we're looking for something with a web interface, as of course we only
>> have access to the usual remote login with cgi-bin... we can ftp and
>> telnet to the site but cant do much more in the way of config....
>> at the moment we've found various pieces of software which will do
>> mass-mailing, but nothing that will allow readers to mail back to the list -
>> this is essential for our project...
>> any suggestions will be muchly appreciated....
>> best
>> m~
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