Re: Advice on mailing list software -- special requirements
- Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:05:35 +0100
- From: Joe <joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Advice on mailing list software -- special requirements
On Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:47:10 -0400
Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 10/24/18 6:45 AM, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:32:15 AM Miles Fidelman wrote:
> > > Yes, but you really need a PUBLIC static IP address, or things
> > > tend to
> > > get hairy. Dynamic DNS will help, but only to a point. And, a
> > > lot of
> > > ISPs really don't like it if you run servers at the edge.
> > We are currently such a small group, I don't think it will be an
> > issue -- if that changes, we can change.
> Which - DynDNS or ISP objections?
> The thing about dynamic DNS is that people cache DNS records - mail
> sent to the list WILL go to the wrong place on occasion.
> Re. ISP objections - those objections sometimes take the form of
> active measures that block various kinds of traffic.
Then they're not a proper ISP. I pay for an *Internet* connection, not
just the forwarding of a few ports that are convenient for the provider.
> > > Bummer. But maybe another, larger, Linux user group might help
> > > you
> > > out? I expect there might be somebody on this list who might
> > > volunteer
> > > (hint, hint). Maybe somebody at a nearby university - I believe
> > > you
> > > have a few of those in the Lehigh Valley :-)
> > We've had somebody make such an offer, and we'll probably take them
> > up on it -- I sort of wanted to try to set up a small mail list on
> > one of my computers, as long as I didn't have to run a web server
> > or a *nix style MTA
> Now that is kind of hard to do. All the mailing list servers that
> I've worked with require a rather intimate interconnection with the
> MTA that processes mail. And that's before you "wire in" anti-spam
> and anti-virus filters. And, you'll need a webserver for access to
> various administrative functions, and archive access. Depending on
> the list server, you might also require a dbms. Setting up list
> services can be an entertaining and educational exercise (also
> frustrating), but it's not simple. (Actually, the simplest approach
> is using an MTA and managing lists in the alias file.)
There's no technical problem to using a local MTA and your ISP's SMTP
server as a proxy.