[UPHPU] dropping Mailman for Google Groups
cole at colejoplin.com
cole at colejoplin.com
Mon Aug 20 08:01:17 MDT 2007
I'm ok with Google Groups.
Quoting Wade Preston Shearer <lists at wadeshearer.com>:
> I am toying with the idea of dropping Mailman for Google Groups and
> would like some feedback from the group. Mailman is a nice, old friend
> that has giving years of dedicated service to the community, but his
> age is showing. Sure, once you get it configured and locked down, it
> will run like a champ for years on end, but installing and configuring
> Mailman is a royal pain and even adding/editing lists, administering
> services, and managing personal accounts is a pain. The interface is
> archaic and horrible from a usability standpoint. Mailman's features
> are excellent, but they aren't any good if you can't figure out how to
> use them or it is so complicated that you don't want to bother. Plus
> the archives aren't searchable. Plus the archives display your email
> address un-obsficated.
> While I have considered alternate solutions off an on in the past,
> the upcoming project of rebuilding the server has be considering it
> very seriously now. Another motivation is the desire for a more
> robust and flexible solution that better meets the needs of all
> users. I have longed for some time for a solution that married a
> forum and a mailing list into one, so that the forum people would be
> happy and the email people would be happy? with posts coming from
> both email and web-based interface and being one and the same?
> perfectly synchronized and users only interacting through the medium
> they desire and receiving notifications in the manner they desire.
> Well, there is a solution that does just this: Google Groups. And,
> it's free. And it has a very slick, user-friendly interface. And it's
> archives are searchable. And it obsficates your email address. You can
> even receive the post via RSS if you are so inclined. I am still
> checking to see if I can import our old archives, but assuming that
> that and everyone having to have a Good Account are the only
> downsides, what does everyone think? I think that I'm ready to make
> the switch. We would still post to uphpu at uphpu.org, the mail would
> just be delivered from uphpu at googlegroupus.com instead. It does digest
> mode and everything.
> What do you think?
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