Actually, I quite like majordomo and would be happy to continue using
it if it were more efficient in handling relatively large and busy
lists. In the case of the list I run, however, timely answers are of
an extra value to subscribers, which means I need to find an
alternative to majordomo.
Based on the advice given here, I looked into running either
procmail/SmartList or MReply under my shell account at NETCOM as an
alternative. This would have likely worked. However, I also learned
that NETCOM runs an automated detached-process killer that will
occasionally kill mailing list messages being processed in the case
of MReply. One MReply user complains that this happens to him several
times a month. This won't do.
So I am wondering if you can recommend to me a U.S.-based ISP (the
largest number of my subscribers live in the U.S.) that offers a
shell account and will let me use procmail/SmartList or MReply to run
a mailing list there. Actually, an ISP that offers listproc or
some other listserver that is more efficient than majordomo would also
do. I would also want an ISP that lets me create an anonymous ftp
directory to make list archives available. The list I am considering
relocating concerns Japanese/English translation, has about 250
subscribers, and generates about 30 notes a day.
Dan Kanagy Work: wordwise @
com Play: dkanagy @
Tokyo, Japan dkanagy @