[Mailman-Users] Question about your product
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Apr 1 09:09:38 CEST 2005
At 3:05 PM -0800 2005-03-31, Heather Arthur wrote:
> I am currently looking for a system that we can dump thousands of emails
You might want to clarify your requirements so that people don't
confuse you with a spammer.
> We will need to be able to send an email out to all of our subscribers
> from an alias email (that will be attached to a blog site). We need to have
> unsubscribe option (preferable the htlm so we can use on our current site)
> and a subscribe option that we can up on our blog site. We need to be able
> to have different lists.
All of this can be done with Mailman. Some of it might require
editing some HTML templates or other minor modifications to the
configuration, but it shouldn't be too hard.
> How many people can we have on one list?
There is no set arbitrary limit. The real practical limit is how
many users can you serve? See
for more information.
> We also
> want a web based software.
Mailman does have a web administration component, but there are
some things that are more easily done from the command-line of the
server where the software is installed, or can only be done from the
If you want to learn more about it, I'd encourage you to read
through the documentation linked under
<http://www.list.org/docs.html>, the Mailman FAQ Wizard at
<http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py>, and search the archives
of the mailman-users mailing list according to the instructions at
> Let me know if you can help me. This is very time sensitive to a quick
> response would be appreciated. I find phone calls best.
Well, considering that you didn't give us any telephone number
for contacting you, that's obviously not going to happen. Moreover,
this is an open-source project that is supported on an as-available
basis by the developers in their part-time, so even if you had given
us a phone number you almost certainly wouldn't get someone to call
you about it.
Although I believe that Mailman is one of the best mailing list
management programs on the 'net, there is no commercial organization
behind it that is pushing sales or anything.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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