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

Jim Dory james at dorydesign.com
Fri Jun 17 17:09:53 EDT 2016

No need for everyone to jump on this. Mark and I have already discussed it,
and you can read that I won't use it again.   cheers, JD

On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 1:04 PM, am <doar9999 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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.
> A.
> 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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