[Mailman-Users] Is Mailman right for my app?

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Jan 29 06:57:10 CET 2003

You don't need a mailing list manager.

You have a text file with all your valid addresses, simply write a small
script to parse through the file and BCC all the folks in that list (or
actually send it TO each person - one at a time).

You could use ~mailman/bin/sync_members to sync up a Mailman mailing
list with a text file of email addresses (one per line).

But why go to that trouble when you are just going to throw that list
away after one message?

Jon Carnes

On Wed, 2003-01-29 at 03:50, Bobby and Denise wrote:
> I'm building a web application in PHP to upload multiple mailing lists via
> text files and merge the addresses (eliminate duplicates) to create a single
> list.  This final list will reside in my web db, and can have up to 50,000
> email addresses.  Up to this point is no problem, but...
> I need to then be able to create a mailing list from the list in my db
> (preferably by writing to a text file), and launch a mailer to the list via
> the mail server.   After sending a single message I no longer need the
> list-- i.e. I can completely overwrite it next time, and someone else
> manages opt-outs.  I would like to capture bounce info back into by
> application db though.  My hosting company recommends Mailman.
> Is Mailman the right mail server software for me?  Better than Majordomo and
> Mojomail (also available via my host on my vps)?  I see the list mgmt guide,
> but I don't need to maintain the list at all, nor do I need to send another
> message to this list ever.  If so, where can I find the documentation on how
> to create mailing lists remotely (with a web page)?
> Thanks to anyone who can help.
> --Bobby
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