Is this a good replacement for mailman?

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Is this a good replacement for mailman?

Postby catalano » 4:16pm, Mon 10 Nov, 2014

Hello All,

We just moved our hosting and the new provider doesn't have mailman installed. They do offer phplist. With phplist can the owner send an email to a list directly from his/her email program or do they need to use the web interface to send messages? We're not looking to do marketing campaigns or anything complicated. We just need a way for certain people in our organization to email the entire membership at once (less than 100 people)

Thank you.
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Re: Is this a good replacement for mailman?

Postby Dragonrider » 5:46pm, Mon 10 Nov, 2014

phpList uses web interface by design/default. There was a Mail2List mod available for version 2, this does not work under version 3.
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Re: Is this a good replacement for mailman?

Postby catalano » 6:11pm, Mon 10 Nov, 2014

ah, that's disappointing. What about once a message is received, can the recipient reply to the whole list? If not, could you suggest something that would be a better replacement for mailman?

Thank You.

Dragonrider wrote:phpList uses web interface by design/default. There was a Mail2List mod available for version 2, this does not work under version 3.
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Re: Is this a good replacement for mailman?

Postby Dragonrider » 7:27pm, Mon 10 Nov, 2014

catalano wrote:What about once a message is received, can the recipient reply to the whole list?

Again, that's not what phpList was designed to allow. Sorry.
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Re: Is this a good replacement for mailman?

Postby catalano » 7:40pm, Mon 10 Nov, 2014

Ok. Do you have any suggestions for something that would function more like mailman?

Dragonrider wrote:
catalano wrote:What about once a message is received, can the recipient reply to the whole list?

Again, that's not what phpList was designed to allow. Sorry.
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Re: Is this a good replacement for mailman?

Postby Dragonrider » 10:53pm, Mon 10 Nov, 2014

Install Mailman yourself on your own web space. It does not have to be installed by your host.
http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/
My sites:- http://wharfedalefestival.co.uk, http://ilkleygardeners.org.uk, http://emergencyaid.net, http://dragonrider.co.uk
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Re: Is this a good replacement for mailman?

Postby catalano » 12:31am, Tue 11 Nov, 2014

Thanks for the suggestion. I wasn't aware I could do that. But I just browsed through the installation process and it looks beyond my abilities. I believe you also need root access to the server which I don't think we would get from our provider.


Dragonrider wrote:Install Mailman yourself on your own web space. It does not have to be installed by your host.
http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/
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