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Mailing list management software FAQ
Section - 1.01 Using someone else's MLM

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If your system isn't well connected or you're not the system administrator,
you may be better off using the MLM on someone else's system.  Alternatively,
there are a few MLM's that can be installed and run on Unix systems without
root access (though you'll always want a few new aliases set up, and the
system administrator has to get involved in making those).  Three packages
that are designed to work well for non-root administrators are SmartList,
MReply, and IDG; others may work well, too, and I will check on that more
carefully for future versions of this FAQ.

Many commercial services now provide MLM services to their subscribers.
Using your provider's MLM, you don't need to worry about the system's care
and feeding, or the heavy loads an MLM can generate (though many large lists
do run well on small machines).  Contact your provider for details.

If your list is not for profit, you may find someone to host it on their MLM
for free.  If you're an academic in the U.K., the people at mailbase.ac.uk
may be able to help you: read about Mailbase below, then write to its
maintainers, telling them how many subscribers the list will have, how many
messages you expect each day, and whether you will need any storage space for
message archives or associated files.  Outside the U.K., check with the large
and friendly community of LISTSERV administrators on LSTSRV-L@uga.cc.uga.edu.
Subscribe to LSTSRV-L as described in the LISTSERV section below, then post a
message asking (politely!  and giving the same information as outlined for
Mailbase) if anyone has the facilities and the interest to run your list for
you.  Both LISTSERV and Mailbase are built for remote administration, so if
you have just an e-mail account this is a good way to go.

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