Re: Mailing list question
From: Lukas Ruf (ruf_at_rawip.org)
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 08:39:52 +0200 To: Debian User <email@example.com>
> Bijan Soleymani <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2003-10-03 03:35]:
> On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 07:59:46PM -0400, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> > I want to setup a real basic mailing list for the users in my lab.
> > There are only about 10 of us, so I would like to do something
> > /etc/aliases. Is this possible? Do all the users need to have local
> > accounts where the mail gets delivered? or can I just do something like
> > this:
> > list: billy, bob, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Will that even work? I don't want to go to the trouble of setting up a
> > listserver, since there are so few of us and it will be infrequently used.
> > Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Why not set up a private news server. All the messages would stay in one
> nice centralized place and you wouldn't have to send the messages all
> over the place. And as a plus people could easily access the list from
> home if they wanted to.
> And the best part is you wouldn't have to deal with the annoying things
> that make usenet so bad. You woulnd't have messages disappearing all the
> time. You could protect the server with a username and password so that
> spammers could neither fill your groups with crap or harvest emails,
> P.S. I haven't set up a news server myself, but it seems like a good fit
> for what you're trying to achieve.
I run several mailman (http://list.org) mailing list managers. Using
Debian is no problem. The advantages are obvious:
- nice interface (web & email)
- archiving with web-interface
- semi-automagic administration
- easy to setup and run
just my thoughts
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