Can I host an email listserve on my account?

Category: Mailing Lists

JohnJa
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2013-08-16 10:31 am EST

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I did not see any email listserve applications listed in the applications supported. Can I do this by policy, and if so are there any applications available through your easy install system, or do I install by more manual methods?

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johnpaulb-imhs1
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2013-08-16 10:57 am EST
Hello JohnJa,

Thank you for your question. I looked up listserve, and several results came up, and they all seem to be related to a mailing list type of marketing program. While we do not offer a program with this name, we have similar options, such as PHPlist.

If you can provide a link to the specific requirements, or program you are interested in, I can confirm if it will be compatible with our servers. But, most likely you will have to install it manually.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul

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John-Paul,
I am currently using Sympa on another host. https://www.sympa.org

The needed functionality is for subscribers to write a message which goes out to all other subscribers of the list, either as individual emails or in a daily digest format.
PHPlist seems to be for email newsletters, which is not the same thing.
What would you advise?
JohnJa
41 Points
2013-08-16 11:15 am EST
Hello JohnJa,

I looked at the requirements listed on sympa.org, and it will work on our system, but it will require a VPS or Dedicated server.

You may want to consider upgrading your plan, if this software is required.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
johnpaulb-imhs1
10,207 Points
Staff
2013-08-16 11:25 am EST
John-Paul,

I do not require Sympa, just a system that provides similar functionality. Are there others supported by inMotion that provide similar functionality that would not require a server upgrade?
JohnJa
41 Points
2013-08-16 11:31 am EST
Hello JohnJa,

Unfortunately we do not currently support any mailing applications like Sympa which allow for a mailing list where users can post to one another, on our shared hosting servers.

Have you looked into something like Google Groups? As a service like that would allow you to maintain a private or public mailing list regardless of the web hosting provider you were with.

Please let us know if you had any other questions at all.

- Jacob
JacobIMH
9,968 Points
Staff
2013-08-16 4:08 pm EST
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