[Mailman-Users] Something Lighter Weight Than Mailman?

Patrick Bogen pdbogen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 18:28:52 CEST 2006

On 9/22/06, Jon Forrest <forrest at ce.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> I'm currently running my email lists using simple
> Postfix aliases, and they work fine. The only thing
> I need is a way to limit who can post to my lists so
> that only people in the list can post. From reading
> Mailman documention I see Mailman can do this too but
> the documentation left me feeling that Mailman is too
> much for my simple needs.

Most of mailman's functionality will make it easier to do what you're
doing; things like automatically manging addresses that become invalid
(bounce processing), managing membership in a net-friendly and
RFC-compliant manner, and maintaining an archive. For basic lists
(e.g., text-only; non-html), it's very easy to set up and maintain.

That said, if you still don't want to use mailman, you should probably
ask on a more general mailing list. This is, after all, mailman-users-
a list for users of Mailman. :) (Yes, I understand the 'we probably
know' mentality. But you don't call Dell tech support to get advice on
buying an Apple laptop unless what you really want is for them to
convince you to buy a Dell.)

- Patrick Bogen

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