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Re: TECH: Listserv software comparison

From:Tony Harris <tony@...>
Date:Sunday, March 29, 2009, 16:27
taliesin the storyteller wrote:
> * Sai Emrys said on 2009-03-28 21:53:38 +0100 >> On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 8:43 AM, taliesin the storyteller >> <taliesin-conlang@...> wrote: >>> * sympa >> Comment on how it is vs the others? > > It sucks, of course. All mailing list servers do. It is designed for > lists w/very heavy use, many users, fetching info about users from LDAP > and SQL, allows single-signon etc. So, overkill for most things.
Hence our decision to go with Majordomo, which can handle large lists (I believe the BLKBRD-L and BBADMIN-L lists hosted by Arizona State for Blackboard sysadmins, which has several thousand members use Majordomo), but is easy enough to use for small ones too. But you're absolutely right, none of these are perfect and they're all a bit of a kludge added to the mail system. Tony Harris