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Up Your Own Mailing List
frequent question about Mailing List Manager's is 'Can I run one on my Mac?' Or,
'What's available for a PC?' (asbestos shorts time) To me, Mailing List Manager's
for Mac-OS and DOS are like piano-playing poodles -- I'm reluctant to evaluate
them in terms of performance because it's remarkable that they work at all.
- Aleks N.; Mailing
List Management Software FAQ; V1.1; 1995-01-24.
There are several ways you
can set up your own mailing list: autoresponders, Majordomo, Listserv, or a free
If you just want to distribute a copy of a standard message to users on
request, you can use an autoresponder to automatically provide
information to anyone on the Internet that emails the autoresponder. For example,
the information could be a FAQ, a
list of products available from your company, a list of song lyrics, a
or a standard data sheet. Some companies will provide you a free
autoresponder in return for inclusion of advertising in the headers or footers.
- Listserv. You can join the lstsrv-l
mailing list and send a message describing the list you would like to
set up. If the idea is interesting to one of the list owners, they may host
list for you. You can also use the Listserv
lite software for personal and hobby requirements at no cost.
- Free lists. The following references provide free mailing list
Resources. The following resource can help with managing
your mailing list once it is up and running:
3934; M. Wasserman; Updates
to RFC 2418 Regarding the Management of IETF Mailing