[Mailman-Users] Running Mailman software
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Aug 11 02:58:39 CEST 2006
At 10:49 PM +0100 2006-08-10, Martin Dennett (Gmail) wrote:
> 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.
Running your own mail server is a non-trivial task. Go look at the
FAQ and documentation at sendmail.org or postfix.org to get an idea
of the level of complexity involved in that process.
Adding a mailing list server on top of that is also a non-trivial
task. Again, go look at the documentation and FAQ at
First thing I'd recommend is for you to take a look at getting a
better list hosting facility, starting with the information in
From there you should have a better idea if you really want to do
this yourself on your own machine, or if you want to use hosting
facilities from somewhere else.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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