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I have a client whom I am doing a website for. The hosting provider has no
list management software installed (they run FreeBSD), but has given me the
tentative OK to suggest a package if I can find one that suits my needs,
and which they will install.

First question is, If necessary, can it be installed and run solely from my
client's $HOME if necessary, thus making the entire list package only
available to my website client? If not, one presumes that vhosting clients
can be enabled on an as-needed basis by the hosting provider.

Secondly, my clients particular needs are small, but his wants are many:

o he wants to be able to post messages that every subscribed user
receives (non-digested) immediately. (basically sales promotional, and new
product announcements. that's it.) probably between one and five per month.
o no subscribed users will be allowed to post back to the _list_, only to
the reply address (which will be my client's sales at his.site.com address,
more or less). any attempts by a subscriber to post to the list will be
sent to the list owner's address instead and will NOT be seen by the other
members of the list.
o no subscriber on the list will see another subscriber's e-mail address
in any mail received from the list (i.e. in CC: or whatever).
o subscription will initially be via a web-based form, which will send a
confirmation e-mail to the address supplied, and require a response from
the end user to the effect of "yes this is me and I want to be subscribed"
before adding them to the list.
o any further list interaction by the subscriber will be via _e-mail
only_ to subscribe/unsubscribe/temporary-disable-and-reenable themselves
to/from the list. No additional web-interface is required.
o the list itself will be text-only. no html.

Would all these options be configurable for a single vhosted client of a
hosting-provider's server?

How much of this will the hosting provider have to configure for us, and

How much of it will we have to/be able to configure ourselves once we've
been set up by the provider?

Very interested in seeing discussion on this. This is my first foray into
list management as a website kinda guy, so I'm totally unaware of what to
expect and don't want to presume too much, so if my questions seem
excessive, I plead utter complete spastic ignorance. For the most part,
FAQ's rarely ever answer any of the questions *I* usually have, and I go
read them later (although I've already looked and confirmed that they do
not contain these answers, or else I misunderstood)

I run red hat/fedora core at home and since this is bundled with Mailman, I
figured you guys would be a good place to start my search for a list
manager since I can play with it at home to test things.

I look forward to your replies and hope my search ends here. :)

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  • Scott R. Godin at Mar 3, 2004 at 4:48 pm
    Scott R. Godin wrote:

    In between sending this and responding to the list manager it seems I got
    temporarily refused to allow to post this, so on the off chance that it
    actually did not make it to the list, I'm re-sending it. Apologies if this
    actually DID manage to get posted twice, and thanks for all replies.
    I have a client whom I am doing a website for. The hosting provider has no
    list management software installed (they run FreeBSD), but has given me
    the tentative OK to suggest a package if I can find one that suits my
    needs, and which they will install.

    First question is, If necessary, can it be installed and run solely from
    my client's $HOME if necessary, thus making the entire list package only
    available to my website client? If not, one presumes that vhosting clients
    can be enabled on an as-needed basis by the hosting provider.

    Secondly, my clients particular needs are small, but his wants are many:

    o he wants to be able to post messages that every subscribed user
    receives (non-digested) immediately. (basically sales promotional, and new
    product announcements. that's it.) probably between one and five per
    month.
    o no subscribed users will be allowed to post back to the _list_, only
    to
    the reply address (which will be my client's sales at his.site.com address,
    more or less). any attempts by a subscriber to post to the list will be
    sent to the list owner's address instead and will NOT be seen by the other
    members of the list.
    o no subscriber on the list will see another subscriber's e-mail
    address
    in any mail received from the list (i.e. in CC: or whatever).
    o subscription will initially be via a web-based form, which will send
    a
    confirmation e-mail to the address supplied, and require a response from
    the end user to the effect of "yes this is me and I want to be subscribed"
    before adding them to the list.
    o any further list interaction by the subscriber will be via _e-mail
    only_ to subscribe/unsubscribe/temporary-disable-and-reenable themselves
    to/from the list. No additional web-interface is required.
    o the list itself will be text-only. no html.

    Would all these options be configurable for a single vhosted client of a
    hosting-provider's server?

    How much of this will the hosting provider have to configure for us, and

    How much of it will we have to/be able to configure ourselves once we've
    been set up by the provider?

    Very interested in seeing discussion on this. This is my first foray into
    list management as a website kinda guy, so I'm totally unaware of what to
    expect and don't want to presume too much, so if my questions seem
    excessive, I plead utter complete spastic ignorance. For the most part,
    FAQ's rarely ever answer any of the questions *I* usually have, and I go
    read them later (although I've already looked and confirmed that they do
    not contain these answers, or else I misunderstood)

    I run red hat/fedora core at home and since this is bundled with Mailman,
    I figured you guys would be a good place to start my search for a list
    manager since I can play with it at home to test things.

    I look forward to your replies and hope my search ends here. :)

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