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A mail list is a way to send mail to
many people at once,
without having to know all the email addresses.
There are two basic kinds of mail list:
One (or a few) main people send mail to all the people on the list.
Discussion list ("listserv"):
Each member of the list can send email to everyone else on the list.
A good mail list program saves
archives of the mail sent, allows people to subscribe
and unsubscribe, allows restriction of who can send to the list,
and other useful things.
Usually one or two people are the administrators
of the list. They add and remove members, keep an eye on the
postings for spam, set the options for how people subscribe,
what appears in footer of each email sent, etc.
Mailman is is the best mail list program i know of,
so i haven't even bothered to find links for any others!
It is made for Discussion lists, plus you can make a list announce-only if you want.
Mailman is available with any good web hosting.
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mailman - discussion
"Reply-To" Munging Considered Harmful
"An Earnest Plea to Mailing List Administrators" – "Some administrators claim that Reply-To munging makes it easier for users to respond to the entire list, and helps encourage list traffic. These benefits are fallacious. Moreover, Reply-To can have harmful -- even dangerous -- effects. If you think Reply-To munging is a good idea, I hope I can change your mind."
Reply-To Munging Considered Useful
"An Earnest Plea to Mailing List Administrators" – "Some administrators claim that Reply-To munging can have harmful -- even dangerous -- effects. I assert the opposite, that not adding a Reply-To header has even more harmful effects. If you think Reply-To munging is a bad idea, I hope I can change your mind."
mailman - docs
mailman - how-to
How-to: Common Mailman administrative tasks
All command-line. How to: * Reset Mailman to defaults; * Back up Mailman data; * Restore from a Mailman backup; * Migrating from one server to another
: August 2007
How-to: How can i remove a post from the list archive / remove an entire archive?
Command-line. "You need to edit the raw archive 'mbox' directly, and then regenerate the archive."
How-to: How do i back up my list?
"Easiest: Make cPanel backup - your mailman list archives and settings will be in there.
Command-line. You should of course have regular, reliable, and tested site backup procedures for all your data, not just your Mailman lists. However, there are advantages to backups of your list configurations in other and possibly more flexible and frequent manners. "
Terri Oda - List.org
: October 2009
How-to: How to back up list archives?
Easiest: Log in to the Mailman admin for the list, go to the list archive, and download the monthly gz file.
How-to: How to back up membership list?
Easiest: Send an email to YourListName-request at your.domain.name with the text "who [your list password]" in the subject or body, then you will get back a list of subscribers, sorted by Digest and Non-Digest users
Useful infos for Mailman problems.
Troubleshooting: No mail going out to lists members
"Here are some common things to check when no mail is going out from your lists."
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