[Mailman-Users] Mailman Questions
cmefford at eruditium.org
Fri Apr 15 14:18:48 CEST 2005
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Brad Knowles wrote:
| At 10:12 AM +0100 2005-04-14, Filipe Carrera wrote:
|> What are the main diferences between Mailman and Yahoo Groups?
There are other considerations as well that may or may not be important.
Reasons that I use mailman, and willingly host mailman lists for others
as opposed to using Yahoo groups include;
~ I have no commercial interest in providing the "free" service.
~ I am not aware under what model the Yahoo "free" service operates.
~ a, Seems that all the yahoo groups messages I ever receive
~ have an advertisement attached. While I am no opposed to
~ advertising, I don't like having my name associated with
~ products and services with which I have no experience and
~ may be unwilling to endorse.
~ b, I am concerned, due to Yahoo's eula, that email addresses
~ may be shared with commercial vendors, and that signing
~ up for a Yahoo group implies at least some level of "opt-in".
~ Also, I can control and deal with "issues" as they arise with my
~ mailman lists. Yahoo has all the control of their groups. This isn't
~ necessarily a bad thing, but it's hard to say who will end up owning
~ Yahoo's intellectual property in the future.
There are many other concerns I have with services such as Yahoo groups.
I think Yahoo is doing a good job providing their customers with good
service in many regards. I personally don't want to play by their rules,
so I make my own playground and invite others to play there if they
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