[Mailman-Users] Mailing program
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Sun Feb 29 21:57:57 CET 2004
At 3:33 PM -0600 2004/02/28, ALexia Helfand wrote:
> I'm looking for a program that will help me organize my mailings and I'm
> wondering if Mailman is the answer.
Don't know. Let's take a look at your requirements.
> I need to be able to add new people
> to my lists,
> have a tracking system so that I know how many people who
> received the email actually read it,
There is no mail system on the planet that will actually let you
do this. Send everyone to a web server where they are forced to log
in, and you can track where they go. Even if they "view" a page, you
can't be sure that they actually read anything on it.
> organize things so that I can send
> one email to lots of people even though my mail server only allows me to
> send to 45 people at a time.
Not a problem.
> Please let me know if Mailman is the answer. Also, would it have to be
> installed on my host server,
Depending on what they're running, this may not be a problem.
> or could it be installed on my PC?
Depending on what your OS is, it could run on your PC.
> mailman is not what I am looking for, pointing me in the right direction
> would be greatly appreciated.
For handling reasonable sized mailing lists, I don't know of any
better freely available tool than Mailman. There are commercial
tools which may be better, but they cost money.
But I don't see any way that any program on Earth can help you
around this problem of being able to have a guarantee that you know
exactly how many people received your message, and of them how many
actually read it.
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
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