>Are there any programs out there for setting up a mailing list that are a
>little bit easier to configure then listserv and majordomo. I know I will
>most likely get flamed for this post by unix "gurus" who will say "whats
>so hard about majordomo." Anyway, I'm just wondering what linux
>alternatives there are to it.
You don't mention what specifically you need your list software to do. If
you're only running a few small lists, you could do this with the address
book of almost any mail program like pine or elm. You may even be able to
just use a sendmail alias. Add to that a filtering program like the elm
filter (with which I have no experience) or procmail, and you should be
able to come up with something useful. You might try Smartlist which, if I
understand correctly, runs with procmail.
If you have medium size lists, Majordomo will do alright. Once it's set
up, it's relatively painless to maintain. Of course, as you move up the
line, their are more configuration options and the list server can do more.
Unix LISTPROC also works fine under Linux.
You might want to check out the FAQ file posted periodically to
comp.mail.list-admin.software or get a copy at
ftp://rtfm/mit.edu/pub/usenet/comp.mail.list-admin.software/ which details
some of the various packages. That newsgroup might also be a better place
to get information on list server software.
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