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Re: [OT] Best (o better than yahoo) mail provider for malinglists

I would suggest looking for somebody who runs Sympa.

Open source, well supported, more "industrial strength" than Mailman (designed for universities, supporting lots of lists).

I've been running it on our servers, for at least a decade (who's counting) - it's rock solid, well supported by both a core team (at Renater - the French Research & Education Network), and a larger community.  (For example, a patch for DMARC came out almost immediately.  It took a lot longer for a mailman patch to show up, and even longer for it to make into the standard release).  Also, Sympa is built around a database, mailman isn't - makes a difference for folks running multiple lists.  Lots more things that can be customized.

There's a list of hosting providers at https://www.sympa.org/users/custom - but they're mostly in France.  You might have to do a little hunting - or post on the sympa users list.

There's also Groupserver (http://groupserver.org) - a rather interesting package that does a good job of melding traditional lists, with a web-based forum interface.  It's open source, with hosting available - from a small group in New Zealand.  It has a bit of traction in the "electronic democracy" community.

Miles Fidelman

On 8/28/18 12:25 PM, Mark Rousell wrote:
On 28/08/2018 17:12, Francesco Porro wrote:

As a member of this mailing list, I have a little (OT) question for you:
which is the best free email service around to receive mailing lists?

I cannot personally recommend any free, proprietary email service providers.

Instead I'd say that running your own mail server would be best for this, assuming you have some kind of always-on connection with a static IP you can utilise.

Although incoming spam is a potential problem the real difficulties with running your own mail server in my opinion are (a) maintaining deliverability of outgoing mail and (b) making sure you're not relaying spam. Keeping software and configuration up to date is important. However, in the sort of scenario you describe, you might not need to use your mail server for outgoing mail which could simplify things. Ideally you could use your ISP's or domain provider's mail server for outgoing mail whilst directing incoming mail for your domain to your own server. (I should add that using your own domain is always wise, rather than relying on service providers' email addresses).

Learning how to do all this could involve a learning curve but it's entirely feasible.

Mark Rousell

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra

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