[Mailman-Users] Running Mailman software

Kevin A. McGrail kevin.mcgrail at thoughtworthy.com
Thu Aug 10 23:54:22 CEST 2006

Are you currently running a mail server at all because the nuances with 
doing so are not easy?  For example, if you aren't familiar with 
postmaster.aol.com and you have a substantial address base for @AOL.COM, you 
will notice that the rules are onerous for handling one list with 2000 

Mailman just expands the issues beyond "normal" mailservers.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin Dennett (Gmail)" <md6969 at gmail.com>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 5:49 PM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Running Mailman software


After having had 2 hosts for my mailing list in the last 3 months and
now being told that my list is "too big" for the host we currently use
(2000 members, approx ½ of whom don't actually receive any mail, just
choosing to read on the web, and half of those left being on digest), I
am seriously considering hosting the list myself. What I would like to
know, from those that have done it and are currently doing it, are the
positives and negatives of such a situation. If I choose to forge ahead
with this (and with other such alternatives as Yahoo & Googlegroups,
it's a definite possibility), I'd need *real* dummy instructions on how
to go about this.

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