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

prodos at prodos.com prodos at prodos.com
Wed Apr 28 02:48:17 CEST 2004

From: Prodos (Melbourne, Australia)
To: Paul H Byerly

Dear Paul,

Thanks for your comments ....

> >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.

Ah! Good point. That's a big minus.

> 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.

Thanks. I'll have a look at it.

> It does not have a built in archive
> search, but one that far exceeds Yahoo's can be easily added.

Do you (or other mailman-users members) know where I can
find the "patch" for that please?

> 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

Thanks for that suggestion.



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