Need a freeware Mac app for running email lists.
November 10, 2004 11:58 AM   Subscribe

I need a direct e-mail system which will take a list of (opt-in, I swear!) email addresses, send out html-email to them, and clean up the suscriber list for bounces. Any freeware apps to do this on a Mac?
posted by signal to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
You'll have better luck using a server-based option than trying to run a mail server on a local machine. For one thing, you risk being added to a black hole list. Do you have a web host or something like that that might have mailing list software included in their package?
posted by bcwinters at 12:48 PM on November 10, 2004

Why not use a hosted thing like Yahoo groups or NotifyList?

Both are free and will handle all the user management for you.
posted by mathowie at 1:05 PM on November 10, 2004

is there even a free-ware list to do this on a PC? i don't know of one.

but i can tell you this: avoid topica - email sent from their servers is marked as spam and not even delivered to many ISPs (verizon/earthlink/mindspring)
posted by subpixel at 1:16 PM on November 10, 2004

If you go the web server route, ListMessenger is pretty good. I've been using the free version and been very happy with it.

Here's the free version
posted by fletchmuy at 1:33 PM on November 10, 2004

Response by poster: Well, it's a commercial venture, so I wouldn't want "hosted by YAHOO!" anywhere in the mail.
Don't know about the ISP option, as we would want a lot of control over it, and wouldn't want to hand over the suscriber list to anybody.
ListMessenger looks interesting, I'll look into it.

Thanks all.
posted by signal at 2:04 PM on November 10, 2004

Constant Contact.

Disclaimer: I practically work for them. Well, I work for a partner that does nearly all of their customization and design work. But it's a decent service, very commited to not being spammers and it has the functionality it sounds like you're looking for.
posted by weston at 3:09 PM on November 10, 2004

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