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Mailman objections Lassi Kortela (06 Dec 2023 21:40 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Arthur A. Gleckler (06 Dec 2023 22:03 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Lassi Kortela (09 Dec 2023 21:05 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Arthur A. Gleckler (10 Dec 2023 01:55 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Stephen De Gabrielle (10 Dec 2023 11:42 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections John Cowan (10 Dec 2023 13:11 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Lassi Kortela (10 Dec 2023 13:19 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Arthur A. Gleckler (10 Dec 2023 17:40 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections MSavoritias (10 Dec 2023 17:48 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Arthur A. Gleckler (10 Dec 2023 18:01 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections MSavoritias (10 Dec 2023 18:34 UTC)
Range of services to host under the domain Lassi Kortela (10 Dec 2023 18:02 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Lassi Kortela (10 Dec 2023 13:16 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Vasilij Schneidermann (10 Dec 2023 19:16 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Lassi Kortela (10 Dec 2023 19:29 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Arthur A. Gleckler (15 Dec 2023 03:24 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections John Cowan (15 Dec 2023 04:15 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Arthur A. Gleckler (15 Dec 2023 04:19 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections John Cowan (15 Dec 2023 04:46 UTC)
Re: Mailman objections Arthur A. Gleckler (15 Dec 2023 05:42 UTC)

Re: Mailman objections Lassi Kortela 09 Dec 2023 21:05 UTC

I was not prepared for the multi-gigabyte armada of Python libraries and
their dependencies that is the Debian "mailman3-full" package. Merely
launching the contraption brought our VPS to its knees.

The deal is that "mailman3" is the core, and you need add-ons in order
for it to be useful. The standard add-ons are "Posterous" [sic?] for
web-based list administration, and "Hyperkitty" [sic] for archive
browsing and indexing. I didn't dare look what is being used for the
indexing backend. All the web stuff is written in Django, which is gnarly.

In brief: Is there anything else we could use?

The Debian project uses a Procmail add-on called SmartList to run its
many lists. Of this I heard, among other similar remarks, "Procmail is
what you get if Sendmail got beaten up in an APL bar."

I found a Go program called ListMonk, which was light and had a great
UI, but apparently it's only for sending newsletters. Subscribers cannot
use the lists send mail to each other. I did not know the term "mailing
list" is ambiguous nowadays.