APM: Open Source Listservs

Randall Hennig randysleek at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 26 15:33:45 CDT 2003

i recently had to learn how to send mail using perl, which was pretty easy. 
i do not know how to check mail using perl yet, but maybe a couple cron jobs 
and a couple simple perl scripts could do it?


>From: "Goldilox" <Goldilox at teachnet.edb.utexas.edu>
>To: austin-pm at pm.org
>Subject: APM: Open Source Listservs
>Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 12:21:57 -0500
>I am needing to set up a mailing list that only mails out once a month, and
>does not receive replies (but watches for bounces), starting with a few 
>subscribers and moving on to a few thousand subscribers over time.
>I saw a discussion here about Majordomo being a little unwieldy in its 
>overhead and some folks were talking about Perl based packages (open 
>Question 1:
>Are there any recommendations for (or against) open source (i.e. free) mail
>subscription packages?
>Question 2:
>Also, how powerful a machine would I need to run this kind of mailserver 
>hoping I can revive an old Pentium machine since it is just a send without
>replies or discussion)?
>Thanks for any help
>Austin mailing list
>Austin at mail.pm.org

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