[nycbug-talk] Modern Mailing List as a Service? Or software?

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Sat Mar 23 21:22:57 EDT 2013

On 03/23/13 20:26, Brian Callahan wrote:
> On 3/23/2013 7:07 PM, Matt Juszczak wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> We have a client using Monarch for mailing list archiving with ezmlm for
>> the actual mailing lists, hosted internally in their own data center.
>> It's part of a bigger puzzle, but the goal is to migrate most of the
>> SMTP stuff off of some BSD relay servers to something like Sendgrid.
>> I'm trying to see if there's an "as a service" solution for hosting
>> these lists, considering there's only a few of them and I don't think
>> they need to maintain hardware (or even cloud infrastructure) for them.
>> Alternatively, majordomo or mailman may still be viable alternatives,
>> especially with good BSD support for both.  Does anyone have any
>> suggestions?  Definitely want to move away from ezmlm as it hasn't been
>> supported in over a decade.
>> Thanks,
>> Matt
> Off the top of my head, you could try mlmmj. It's a modern codebase (the
> current release was made mid-2012) and IIRC, is supposed to emulate (or
> at least is inspired by) ezmlm.
> Ports might lag behind one version (but should be trivial to bring
> up-to-date).
> NOTE: I haven't tried it myself, just going off memory.

+1 on mlmmj.  Well done mail manager.  NYC*BUG would be using it if the
migration from mailman wasn't such a nightmare.

I've managed some lists with it before, and I enjoy the Unixey approach.
 Haven't used any of the add-ons, but there's a lot of stuff out there


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