[Mailman-Users] Questions

texas critter - mailman-users texascritter at ditb.net
Thu Apr 22 16:11:24 CEST 2004

Wanda Clark Araujo wrote:

> We're in the process of setting up with hostway.  They've recommended
> Mailman.
> We'd like an email marketing software to allows us to create
> professional-looking, colorful HTML email newsletters, to manage email
> lists (so we can upload our data lists, target or segment portions of it
> and personalize), to track for receipts, opening and click thrus and to
> work within our Windows-based environment.

When you say "Windows-based" do you mean your personal computer is a Win PC
or that you want to install Mailman on a Windows server?  Mailman is
designed primarily for Linux/Unix servers.  It's possible to run it on a
Windows server, but it'll require some work.  The FAQ (see the link at the
bottom of all list messages) has more info about it.

Mailman doesn't provide any tracking or click thru info, if you're using
html, you can do various things in that which will provide tracking and
click thru info.

Mailman also doesn't provide the ability to email only a portion of the
member list.  You'd need to set up a separate list for each portion that
you'd want to send different emails to, then (I think) you could set up an
umbrella list to email all of them.

Lyris is probably more what you'd want, it does provide the ability to
target portions of a mailing list by a variety of data points, it also has
better handling of html and scheduling of posts.  But it's not free.  There
are list hosting services that use Lyris, NetAtlantic is one, Dundee is
another.  Again, not free tho.

texas critter

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