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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 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 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?


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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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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.


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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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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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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.

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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 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, 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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