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Old 03-06-2000, 12:54 AM   #1
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What is the best solution to handle a professional mailing list of thousands of subscribers ?

I want my own mailing list (not a free mailing list like egroup, lisbot, onelist ...)

Please share your experience.

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Old 03-06-2000, 01:21 AM   #2
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The best solution I've found is from Lyris, available at http://www.lyris.com . Very powerful stuff, with cool features like fail-safe unsubscribing. (someone can unsubscribe even if they are getting their mail from a different account than they signed up with).

That said, it ain't cheap. If you still want to use it, but don't want to buy it ($3k USD) then I'd recommend Dundee, which is a company that runs Lyris for you. http://dundee.net

They charge $0.30 USD per 1000 emails sent, which is a fair price, all things considered.

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Old 03-06-2000, 04:07 AM   #3
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hmm.. i also have be thinking about moving 2 of my larger mailing lists to a mailing list service of my own... 1 mailing list has 746 members and the other has 589 members

What's people's experience with those perl scripted mailing lists ? are they reliable or does that depend on the server ?

Right now I am using listbot which has been good so far

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Old 03-06-2000, 05:06 AM   #4
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Hi Singloon,

I don't know much about the perl listservs, but whatever you do, getting off of Listbot should be priority one. They are a great place to start, but my subscription levels doubled when I got off.

Why?

Silly stuff like the fact that they require a password. People do not want to bother with things like passwords, not to mention the fact that if they are already on a list there, they have to remember their password, or go through the "Forgot your password?" scene.

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Old 03-06-2000, 06:34 AM   #5
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Thanks Aaron,

I didn't really know the password feature was an issue since it's one of the reasons why i used listbot in the first place...

It does have one down side in that listbot's always seemed to be delayed in sending messages to my subscribers.. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
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Old 03-08-2000, 08:47 PM   #6
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I would highly recommend that you go to cgi-resources.com and download either subscribe me or mailmachine. I have used both of these programs with mailing lists of 3,000 subscribers + , and never had a problem. All my mailings, even the ones with 3k subscribers take about 10 mins at the most to get into all of my subscribers mailboxes..
subscribe me has better password protection, and mailmachine creates archives of all of your past mailings. So both are good..
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