[Mailman-Users] Re: How does Mailman compare with YahooGroups?

Paul H Byerly paul at thcwd.com
Tue Apr 27 19:48:11 CEST 2004

Prodos wrote:
>I'm writing to ask about comparing Mailman with YahooGroups.
>Would anyone on this list care to offer a comparison?

      Mailman does not allow posting from the archives.  There is a program 
know as M2F that will tie Mailman and phpbb together - see 
<http://m2f.sourceforge.net>http://m2f.sourceforge.net (public beta).  I've 
not yet tried that integration, but it looks promising.  Mailman does not 
have a files section, or calender.  It does not have a built in archive 
search, but one that far exceeds Yahoo's can be easily added.  HTML is not 
well supported.

>Or, if you are an ex-YahooGroups user, say why you changed
>to Mailman?

      Yahoo has been increasingly unreliable, and the ads are worse and 
worse.  Some of the list moved from Yahoo to Mailman are now boards run on 
phpbb - look at both and see what best fits your needs, or look at the M2F 
method of combining the two

<>< Paul

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