[Mailman-Users] Mailman is not Listserv - was: Our list serv host is threatening to shut us down for spam abuse

am doar9999 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 17 17:04:04 EDT 2016

I agree with Mark on the abuse of the term (as well as the quality of
product :-)) I correct this EVERYTIME I meet this abuse. earned me a
reputation of a pedant, but the abuse has fallen off to nil.


On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 1:34 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> On 06/17/2016 10:40 AM, Jim Dory wrote:
> > I was using the term List-serv as a generic term meaning a mailing list
> > people subscribe to in order to receive messages sent by members via
> > email.
> I understand that and that is exactly the usage I object to. I
> understand I'm tilting at windmills and that I've long since lost this
> battle, and I'm in no way trying to protect Eric Thomas' trademark, but
> it annoys me to see Mailman conflated with Listserv because Listserv is
> a proprietary competing product and I think Mailman and its community
> are a better alternative.
> --
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan
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