Fwd'ing as it appears that Jill's post didn't arrive @ list-managers.
Interesting survey with some excellent comments, but the sample size
was too low to gather concensus, IMO. But thankfully someone has gone
beyond product proselytizing; this is the first contempory review of
list mgmt sw I've found so far - the rest of what you online are years
The survey idea is a good one. We have a survey srver at work and
a more detailed and company-centric version is now in the works.
Thanks for sharing Jill.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: any recent reviews/roundups of list management sw
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 17:48:48 -0600
From: Jill B Gemmill <JGemmill@uab.edu>
To: Michael Coxe <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi - It so happens that the Internet2 Middleware-enabled Mailing List
working group has just completed a survey of university list
administrators. It turns out that about 50% of them are looking for
mailing list software that is more functional than what they are
currently using. At least one of the respondents was a current listproc
The survey and results can be found here:
You will find what people like and don't like about Mailman, Sympa,
ListProc, Majordomo, etc. I will attempt to post this reply to
list-managers but it will probably bounce - feel free to forward this
information to that list if you like.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Michael Coxe
> Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 7:08 PM
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> Subject: any recent reviews/roundups of list management sw
> Hi all,
> We've been running Listproc for a number of years now and
> it's time to migrate to something maintained & updated.
> Our use is typical for a mid-size company: about 300
> lists, many low-volume alias replacements, maybe 100 with
> serious volume, a need for a range of subscription,
> posting & access controls depending on need, web access
> for list-owner management, archiving, web access to
> archives - both viewing & searching, mail2news/news2mail,
> RSS would be nice. We also dynamically build subscriber
> lists from LDAP datao but that's easily scripted.
> Privately I've run a Majordomo 2 server but would prefer
> to look at other products.
> What's hot? Mailman of course. What about Sympa? Any
> others worth serious consideration. Any strong opinions?
> No interest in Listserv and Lyris seems targeted at marketeers.
> I guess Exchange could be considered a list manager...
> But why buy with several excellent opon source options.