On Fri, 3 Apr 1998, KHC wrote:
> I am trying to establish a new mailing list. My service provider,
> PacBell, does not offer this service.
> Does anybody know where I can start one?
This is an outline of procedures for starting a new list from
scratch... Some day I hope to flesh this out a bit. Suggestions
for additions to this beginners guide are welcome.
First, you need to decide what sort of list you expect to run:
Announcement or discussion?
Moderated or not?
Private or public?
How many subscribers do you anticipate?
Have you written a charter and policy?
If you know nothing about the various mailing list software packages,
start with these links:
Each software package has a support mailing list which deals with
setup issues for that particular software.
COM is NOT a software support mailing list.
For many people, the best option is to use someone else's server which
is already setup and is always online. A gent named Brian Edmonds
maintains a list of mailing list service providers. Some of these
providers do not charge. Some charge very modest fees.
- send email to majordomo @
ca with the following
line in the body of the message: get faq ml-providers.txt
If you provide mailing list host services and would like to be listed,
contact Brian Edmonds <edmonds @
- murr -
From: "KHC" <archken @