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Re: Advice on mailing list software -- special requirements




On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 11:04:52 AM Miles Fidelman wrote:
> Speaking from experience:  Running your own server is a bit of a pain -
> to setup, and to administer, 

Must be my day to reply to email messages ;-)  Yes, I've tried that before.

> and it's best done on a server with a
> static IP address, not on a desktop behind a NAT router. 

My desktop has a static IP address, behind a NAT router.  (But it is an 
address in one of the private ranges (192.168.n.n)

> (Sympa is what
> I recommend for those who want to run their own, by the way.)
> 
> For simple things, I hate to recommend it, but google groups is about as
> free & easy as it gets.

I don't know why I didn't really think of that, but I guess the times I've 
been involved with groups that used it, there were things I didn't like about 
it, but I may look again.
 
> Otherwise, I expect somebody in your membership might have a corporate
> machine they'd host you on.

No, we're a small group, mostly retirees at this point (I think).  When I 
asked at the last meeting, nobody had anything to offer.

Have a good day!