[Mailman-Users] OT Thanks
mibcons at telusplanet.net
Wed Apr 21 02:03:15 CEST 2004
Hi Texas Critter,
I have been reading and learning about Mailman and much what I read is Greek
to me (I'm Dutch Canadian <grin>)
I just wanted to say that I appreciate your answers on this forum/list.
You're very helpful for many people and I thought I let you know.
----- Original Message -----
From: "texas critter - mailman-users" <texascritter at ditb.net>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] MAILMAN HOSTING pt 2
> Sean Carnahan wrote:
> > The lists are one for 5,000 and another of around 19,000 people?
> > My present hosting company only allows 1,000 email per hour.
> For lists of these sizes, you're probably going to need to use a
> professional list host. If you google on "email list host" or similar
> phrases, you'll find lots of them. Some use Mailman, some use Lyris
> is a much nicer program for handling large announcement lists).
> Webhosting companies that include Mailman in their hosting plans mainly
> intend for it to be used for smaller lists and their servers really aren't
> set up to handle any serious volume, because they're mainly for
> not list hosting.
> If you do go with a webhost that offers Mailman, I suggest looking for one
> that has a semi-dedicated server plan, where they put a limited number of
> customers on a server, usually 10-20 customers, you'll pay more but the
> server will be better equipped to handle your volume. Regular shared
> virtual hosting servers can have literally hundreds of customers and the
> servers get overloaded very easily.
> Talk to webhosts, show them your list content, talk about your volume,
> about how your list members joined (all confirmed opt-in?). If you're
> upfront with your needs and your list is clean, not spammy, it'll be
> to find a good host for your lists.
> texas critter
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