[Mailman-Users] Small list for club

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Sep 14 05:03:42 CEST 2009

On Sep 11, 2009, at 12:30 PM, Grant Taylor wrote:

> On 09/11/09 10:45, Barry Warsaw wrote:
>> Even though I have a static address, my ISP won't give me a reverse  
>> DNS, so it can be a problem with any residential broadband  
>> service.  Still it's very rare that I get such rejections these  
>> days (RedHat was one culprit, but they whitelisted me).
> Even if they are rare, you will still have problems like that.
> You could run your own mail server at your house and use your ISP's  
> mail server as a smart host and get past the rejections because of  
> your dynamic IP.

Yep.  I've considered setting up smarthost relaying just for the  
couple of domains that I have problems with.  I'm fairly sure Postfix  
can do this.  But honestly, it's been such a minimal problem that so  
far it hasn't been worth spending the time on.

> It now sounds like you already have a mail server at your house (and  
> likely versed in some of the problems that can pose) and all you are  
> considering adding is Mailman.  If this is the case, I'd suggest  
> giving Mailman a try.  Conversely if you are talking about setting  
> up a new mail server just to run Mailman, I'd suggest looking in to  
> a hosted service.  (I think setting up a new mail server just for a  
> mailing list is a bit of a steep curve.)

I will definitely give Mailman a try! :)


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