HIS mailing lists offer reliable, high speed delivery to subscriber lists of all sizes. Lists may be two-way, where subscribers can post to the list, or one way, where only the list administrator can post. One-way/broadcast lists are ideal for delivery of newsletters and product announcements.
List configuration is very flexible - lists may be open (anybody can
subscribe themselves) or closed (you have to approve subscription
requests). You can choose between moderated (you approve all messages
sent to the list) or unmoderated (messages are posted to the list
automatically). You can even choose to have some members
moderated and others unmoderated.
Subscribers can elect to get their messages in digest format - this is
popular for discussion lists where there are many individual posts each
day. Some subscribers prefer to get the day's messages bundled together
in a single "digest" rather than as individual messages.
The web-accessible archive is a popular way to offer your subscribers
(and non-subscribers) a way to view your list messages by date, author
or subject. Your archive can be public or private. The archive
can be browsed by date, subject, thread or author, and is fully
searchable. The archive is updated automatically as new messages
are posted, so it's always up to date.
Another important feature: automatic bounce management.
Subscribers are constantly changing their addresses and cancelling
their old accounts, and Mailman frees the list Administrator of the
task of managing email bounces from old/erroneous email addresses by
automatically unsubscribing members whose mail starts bouncing
Mail coming in to our list servers is filtered for spam, viruses and
phishing messages. Normally lists are set so that only
subscribers can post messages, so the risk of spam being sent to the
list is small, but the pre-filtering that we apply reduces the risk
Our list servers are tuned to deliver their mail at high speeds - as
the list messages are generated, they're immediately handed off to
servers whose only job is to deliver the mail as quickly as
possible. Most messages are delivered within seconds of the time
they're generated; it isn't always possible to deliver 100% of the mail
immediately, since the receiving mail server might be down, but our
servers keep trying until the delivery succeeds.
When we set up your list, we set reasonable default values that
you probably won't need to change, but if you do want to make changes,
you can do so at any time via your list administrator's control panel.
To see the email list control panel, see our demo list
(use testing as the password). There's a sample list archive here.