[Mailman-Users] Re: broadcast only

Harold Paulson haroldp at sierraweb.com
Wed Nov 29 17:41:14 CET 2000

>Well, I guess I don't see the need for a mailing-list manager for
>such things, because it seems like they're nearly-always a
>"broadcast-only, you are subscribed because you're someone I've
>been given the right to broadcast to" list, for which normal
>aliases work *very* well.

Very Large Broadcast Lists are becoming more and more common.  Every 
web site I manage wants to add a "Sign up to stay updated about our 
widgets" form to their site, and their users genuinely want this sort 
of information.  A simple alias does *not* work very well when you 
have 80k subscribers.  Mailman excels at managing bounces and letting 
subscribers manage their own subscription.  I have to chime in as 
someone who would like to see Mailman become more broadcast list 

	- H

Harold Paulson                  Sierra Web Design
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