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Re: Mailing list question

> Bijan Soleymani <bijan@psq.com> [2003-10-03 03:35]:

> On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 07:59:46PM -0400, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> > I want to setup a real basic mailing list for the users in my lab. 
> > There are only about 10 of us, so I would like to do something 
> > /etc/aliases.  Is this possible?  Do all the users need to have local 
> > accounts where the mail gets delivered? or can I just do something like 
> > this:
> > 
> > list: billy, bob, user1@someplace.com, user2@otherplace.com
> > 
> > Will that even work?  I don't want to go to the trouble of setting up a 
> > listserver, since there are so few of us and it will be infrequently used.
> > 
> > Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Why not set up a private news server. All the messages would stay in one
> nice centralized place and you wouldn't have to send the messages all
> over the place. And as a plus people could easily access the list from
> home if they wanted to.
> And the best part is you wouldn't have to deal with the annoying things
> that make usenet so bad. You woulnd't have messages disappearing all the
> time. You could protect the server with a username and password so that
> spammers could neither fill your groups with crap or harvest emails,
> etc.
> P.S. I haven't set up a news server myself, but it seems like a good fit
> for what you're trying to achieve.

I run several mailman (http://list.org) mailing list managers.  Using
Debian is no problem.  The advantages are obvious:

- nice interface (web & email)
- archiving with web-interface
- semi-automagic administration
- easy to setup and run

just my thoughts

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