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alternative to google groups or sourceforge lists.

by marbletravis / July 27, 2009 6:51 AM PDT

I am looking for an email list program that will allow me to do the following:

1. allow users to send an email to xyz@xyzcomp.com and have it broadcast to those on the list (like sourceforge lists), any registered user could send messages.

2. (optional) allow users to register via email by sending a message with the word "subscribe" to xyz@xyzcomp.com and alternatively unsubscribe.

I have looked at web apps like google groups and sourceforge but I would like to use a custom address as shown above. if anyone knows how to modify or alias google groups or sourceforge that would be great.

I have also looked at other open source software like phplist which works only as a newsletter subscription app as well as poMMo.

I am interested in gnu mailman, but I do not have a server I can dedicate to the list (except a linux godaddy host).

any ideas?

Thanks

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And what about yahoo groups?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2009 6:46 AM PDT

Why must this be something you have to work hard at?

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Dunno?
by marbletravis / July 29, 2009 11:37 AM PDT

The main thing I am looking for is I would like to be able to alias to a company email address instead of having to use one @googlegroups etc.

Travis

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Then it will be costly.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 30, 2009 7:43 AM PDT
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Either in time or money. Does godaddy do this?

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- Sarcasm
by marbletravis / July 30, 2009 2:39 PM PDT

Just answer my question, can it be done and how? I do not need the sarcasm, if you do not know how don't post sarcasm and waste my time.

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Obviousness?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 1, 2009 4:50 AM PDT
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Sorry but of course it can be done. Nothing stops us here. My thoughts are how much time and maybe hosting costs you could rack up.

This is why I would consider the usuals rather than creating something new.
Bob

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Alternative to Mailman and Google Groups
by danrandow / August 1, 2010 10:28 AM PDT

You could consider OnlineGroups.Net or its open source engine GroupServer.

GroupServer http://groupserver.org is an open source web-based mailing list manager. It allows you to run a mailing lists site with a web interface something like that of Google Groups. Being open source, however, it allows a high level of control over implementation and customisation. Being a sophisticated system, however, running a GroupServer instance requires decent system admin experience.

An easier way to use GroupServer is via the hosted service at OnlineGroups.Net http://onlinegroups.net, where you can start a free site and then start free public online groups. It is free to use a custom domain with OnlineGroups.Net, so you can use your domain for group email address.

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