[Mailman-Users] Advice pls?

Rob Hackney Rob.hackney at tkcsales.co.uk
Fri Apr 30 16:15:24 CEST 2004

Does the silence on the query below mean 
A) you don't approve of the question
B) it's a dumb question and I need to read a bit more?
C) no-one can help

I have read quite a bit about mailman and thought it was the solution
however I'm pretty new to linux and am having troubles with getting it
working/understanding the configuration.  As I'm under time pressure to
get a solution, I was hoping a simple yes/ no answer would help me on my
way. thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Hackney 
Sent: 29 April 2004 16:12
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Is Mailman suitable?

I've been asked to look into mass emailing software for my company. At
present, we use a 3rd party to send html formatted emails to subscribed
users and also offer an unsub link. I did look at Lyris Listmanager
which was good but far too expensive. I need the program to do the
following: send out html formatted emails to a list of subscribed users 
disallow replies to the from email address. 
create an auto unsub manage bounces/ non-deliverables
I'd like to be able to track the messages tho this isn't strictly
I have told my boss that I think postfix + mailman can do this (or at
least the main parts)

Am I right?  I've just installed mailman and am currently configuring
and testing it but don't want to waste my time if it is not suitable. My
main concern is sending out the emails and making sure that this isn't
an address to reply to. 
One other thing:  this will need to work on a network which currently
has an ms exch server handling out two domains; dom1.co.uk dom2.co.uk It
is vital that the email comes from newsletters at dom2.co.uk This is
currently an exch mailbox. thanks

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