[Mailman-Users] New user question

David Relson relson at osagesoftware.com
Mon Jan 24 05:40:30 CET 2005

On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 21:23:45 -0600
Patrick Hartman wrote:

> Hi all, I am working with a client who needs to start doing bulk
> e-mail blasts to a opt-in e-mail list. He has Mailman on his site
> already, and since I have not heard of it before tonight I am trying
> to do a little homework on it.
> I understand that Mailman is a discussion list tool, but was wondering
> if it was possible to use it to send out e-mails from the
> administrator to the subscribers only (without the users
> reply/discussion aspect)? Just wondering if I am barking up the wrong
> tree with Mailman and should be looking for something else to do this
> for me. Thanks!


It can be done!  The usual term is "announce only list".  Basically the
administrator creates/maintains the list of subscribers and disables the
usual "subscribe" messages for adding subscribers.



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