Re: [OT] Best (o better than yahoo) mail provider for malinglists
- Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 14:08:53 -0400
- From: Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [OT] Best (o better than yahoo) mail provider for malinglists
I would suggest looking for somebody who runs Sympa.
Open source, well supported, more "industrial strength" than Mailman
(designed for universities, supporting lots of lists).
I've been running it on our servers, for at least a decade (who's
counting) - it's rock solid, well supported by both a core team (at
Renater - the French Research & Education Network), and a larger
community. (For example, a patch for DMARC came out almost
immediately. It took a lot longer for a mailman patch to show up, and
even longer for it to make into the standard release). Also, Sympa is
built around a database, mailman isn't - makes a difference for folks
running multiple lists. Lots more things that can be customized.
There's a list of hosting providers at
https://www.sympa.org/users/custom - but they're mostly in France. You
might have to do a little hunting - or post on the sympa users list.
There's also Groupserver (http://groupserver.org) - a rather interesting
package that does a good job of melding traditional lists, with a
web-based forum interface. It's open source, with hosting available -
from a small group in New Zealand. It has a bit of traction in the
"electronic democracy" community.
On 8/28/18 12:25 PM, Mark Rousell wrote:
On 28/08/2018 17:12, Francesco Porro wrote:
As a member of this mailing list, I have a little (OT) question for you:
which is the best free email service around to receive mailing lists?
I cannot personally recommend any free, proprietary email service
Instead I'd say that running your own mail server would be best for
this, assuming you have some kind of always-on connection with a
static IP you can utilise.
Although incoming spam is a potential problem the real difficulties
with running your own mail server in my opinion are (a) maintaining
deliverability of outgoing mail and (b) making sure you're not
relaying spam. Keeping software and configuration up to date is
important. However, in the sort of scenario you describe, you might
not need to use your mail server for outgoing mail which could
simplify things. Ideally you could use your ISP's or domain provider's
mail server for outgoing mail whilst directing incoming mail for your
domain to your own server. (I should add that using your own domain is
always wise, rather than relying on service providers' email addresses).
Learning how to do all this could involve a learning curve but it's
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra