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                              C O N T E N T S

Part 0:  Administrivia

0.00  Copyright
0.01  Introduction

Part 1:  Do you really need an MLM?

1.00  Running your list without an MLM
1.01  Using someone else's MLM

Part 2:  Things to think about when choosing an MLM

2.00  What's your preferred software-design philosophy?
2.01  How much money, time, and expertise do you have?
2.02  Are you tied to a particular operating system?
2.03  Do you need to modify the MLM's source code?
2.04  Performance and system-load issues related to server activity
2.05  Performance and system-load issues related to mail delivery
2.06  Features and usability for administrators
2.07  Features and usability for users
2.08  Loop detection and elimination

Part 3:  Specifics per package

3.00  MLM's in general
3.01  Almanac [v. 1.5.1b]
3.02  BMW [v. 5.0]
3.03  IDG
3.04  ListProc, free version [v. 6.0c]
3.05  CREN ListProc [v. 7.1]
3.06  LISTSERV [v. 1.8a]
3.07  Mailbase
3.08  MAISER (part of the Mercury Mail Transport System) [v. 1.13]
3.09  Majordomo [v. 1.92]
3.10  MReply [v. 1.71]
3.11  MXSERV (MX/MLF, part of the Message Exchange system) [v. 4.1]
3.12  SmartList [v. 3.10]
3.13  Smof Listserver for DOS/KA9Q. [v. 05l]
3.14  TULP [v. 4.0.0]

Part 4:  Appendices

4.00  Where to get the current version of this FAQ
4.01  Changes in this version
4.02  Acknowledgements
4.03  Acronyms explained (FAQ, MLM, MTA, MUA)
4.04  URL's -- how to read them and use them

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