multiuser email sending via a mail manager?

Category: Mailing Lists

TomFid
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2013-01-29 10:01 pm EST

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<div>I'm trying to replace the functionality of the Mailman email list manager on my old host. I need to set up a list so that a small number of authorized users (3-5) can send mail to a modest list (~350), from an email account rather than using a message composer in the list manager. It seems that phplist cannot do this - it's strictly one-way. It's not clear to me that pommo, ccmail, or webinsta can do it eather, but I can't say for sure because Softaculous won't install any of them (php version conflict). [After further reflection, I think the php version conflict error message may be false, and the real problem is running out of mysql dbs.] It appears that dada might work with its discussion plugin (http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/everything-email/302-creating-discussion-list-dada-mail), but setup looks like a bit of a hassle. I can't believe that there's really no option that replicates Mailman's discussion capability, because that's really not rocket science. What option am I missing here? Any suggestions much appreciated.</div>

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Arn
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2013-01-29 10:15 pm EST
Hell TomFid,

I believe that Pommo will probably meet your needs. You mentioned that you were having issues with a PHP version conflict. Well fortunately, you can actually designate two different php versions. Here's the article that explains how to do this:

Use Different PHP versions

Set the correct version of PHP that you need to install the mail program through Softaculous and then you should be able to see if it meets your needs. If the Softaculous options don't appeal to you, then you might want to checkout MailChimp which is a great third party solution that may fit your needs as well.


If you have any further questions, please contact technical support or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Regards,

Arnel C.

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