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

prodos at prodos.com prodos at prodos.com
Wed Apr 28 02:35:50 CEST 2004

From: Prodos (Melbourne, Australia)
To: Glenn Sieb


> >>Would anyone on this list care to offer a comparison?
> >>Or, if you are an ex-YahooGroups user, say why you changed
> >>to Mailman? Or, if you know of an already existing comparison
> >>online somewhere, perhaps you could send me the URL.

[Chris Barnes:]
> >For pure mailing list capabilities, MM (and other "real mailing list
> >managers" such as Lsoft's Listserv, majordomo, etc) have Yahoo groups
> >beat hands down.
> >
> >* no advertising (some of which is of less than acceptable topics for
> >lists my kids get!)
> >
> >* Better response time (depending on your connection)
> >
> >
> >But if you are enamored with the extra features in yahoogroups such
> as
> >the calendar, file sharing, etc - you might be disappointed.  None of
> >these others have any of that.  Just as well since I hate those
> >things anyway...

> Yes--if you're looking for community-based mailing lists, MM will not
> do...

Will NOT do?

Hmm ... okay.

> I've toyed with writing something around MM to more emulate the
> YahooGroups functionality that way, as A) I _was_ a user of those
> features B) People I know who run groups on Yahoo, haven't taken me up
> on my offer of hosting on my server, because MM *doesn't* offer
> calendars, integrated web-posting, et cetera, that they actively
> use.on Yahool.


> Unfortunately, it's the old axiom: It's a Simple Matter of
> Programming. Now to only find the _time_ to do that programming. :-/

Maybe a future version of Mailman will offer some of those functions.

Thanks for your comments.



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