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I want to start newsletter system on my website
Imaster




msg:376442
 8:29 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know of any freeware, great newsletter program with great flexibility and which installs fine on Linux.

Please let me know. More the variety, the better.

 

hanuman




msg:376443
 8:56 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Imaster, I am using the vintage majordomo...
[greatcircle.com...]

It has a great web archive tool which convert unix mail box into html, MHonArc [oac.uci.edu...]

Other software
[cgi-resources.com...]

hth

kyr01




msg:376444
 9:03 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am using Mojo Mail [mojo.skazat.com]
It is free, easy to install and manage, and loaded with options. Definitely worth a look.

chiyo




msg:376445
 9:08 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Just a heads up. Have you considered a second party system like yahoo groups? We have set up 2 good newsletter systems all ready to go for our 1,000 to 5,000 member lists for 2 years now. But we have never switched the switch from yahoo groups because we are not sure the benefits of a inhouse system outweight yahoo right at this moment.

Disadvantages

1. To sign up via the web, new people have to go through the yahoo reg rigmorole if they do not already have a yahoo id. Subscribing by email though is much easier and relatively painless.

2. Sometimes yahoo inserts a 2 line ad, but so far they have not been noticeable on our lists.

Advantages

Limited upkeep: no regular admin tasks like bounce control, spam control, space or memory or smtp restictions on your own server, trying to work out small bugs, security measures, sometimes we get people subscribing direct from yahoo directory of lists, etc.

As i have said we have been ready to go and have tested two very good systems - one php and one perl, but so far yahoo groups still is so good that it does not justify the extra work and admin time. We are keeping the others ready to go for the time when Y! introduces payment for groups (even a nominal payment we would consider) or suffocates the thing with advertising.

To answer your question direct, I second the recomendation abve for Mojo Mail, from our trials, though we have never tried it in a working environment with all 7,000 members.

universetoday




msg:376446
 6:00 pm on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hands down, Mojomail is the best solution I've used to manage a mailing list. I'm currently sending out 15,000 emails a day to a subscriber list and it's so easy to maintain.

Chndru




msg:376447
 8:10 pm on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

15,000 emails a day

Hmm..do i hear something spelled MAPS?

hanuman




msg:376448
 4:37 am on Sep 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

another disadvantage using yahoo groups is that you are depends on their terms of use. they can trash your archives without a notice. they can put bandwidth restrictions to your users etc.

just host it yourself and be the boss....

universetoday




msg:376449
 3:52 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

No, it's a space news newsletter. Everyone subscribed, nice and legal. Most of them even doubled opted-in. It's to the same 15,000 people every day, not different ones. :-)

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