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    Currently, I have about 3000 subscribers to a mailing list at our site. We use majordomo as our mailing list manager and it has worked fine so far (Its automated and just sends out our DAILY messages from a text file of messages on our server.

    I have questions about a couple of things.

    1) How many subscribers can majordomo handle efficently? Our list is growing very fast, at the rate of several hundred a week.

    2) Its becoming a headache dealing with the bounced messages. There are so many people with email accounts like hotmail that have exceeded their storage allocation, and then there are just bad addresses. (not a question, i know...)

    3) So, is there a mailing list manager that could both deal with a large volume of subscribers, and help automate the process of unsubscribing people. It would be preferable if it could be administered (or at least used) by anyone, not just a webmaster. A commercial one would be fine.

    Thanks for your help,

    Adam

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    This site uses http://dundee.net for the webmaster tribune which has over 25,000 subscribers. Dundee also host lists like the addme.com list which has about 250,000 subscribers so they can handle large subscriber based lists. Maybe they are what you need.

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Would anyone who has used dundee.net care to comment on the service they have received? (Site Point admins care to comment?) Do you think it would work well in my situation?

    Or does anyone else have other suggestions.

    Thanks!

    Adam

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    Lyris (www.lyris.com) is also pretty popular. Ezines like Laffaday, Dear Abby, all of ASPLists.com's, and Ezine-tips are all using it.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by adam_shep:
    Thanks for the suggestion. Would anyone who has used dundee.net care to comment on the service they have received? (Site Point admins care to comment?) Do you think it would work well in my situation?
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    I can't speak for them, but I'm pretty sure they'll overwhelmingly recommend them to you...they've definetly spoken well of them in the past!



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    Lyris is also what dundee.net are using I'm pretty sure...

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    I'm looking into using dundee.net for my mailing list, but I have a question.

    I notice that when we receive the SitePoint Tribune (which is sent using dundee.net), it shows it as coming from

    bounce-webmaster-tribune-3955079@lists.dundee.net

    Does it seem unprofessional to have your newsletter being sent from a different domain? (dundee.net instead of something like tribune@sitepoint.com)

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Adam


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    Whenever I receive the Tribune I always receive it from tribune@sitepoint.com

    Are you talking about the address in the mailbox or from the header info inside the email?

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    In the address in my inbox, it is from tribune@sitepoint.com.

    In the email header it is the other address. In outlook, I see the email header in the preview window right away, though.

    Take Care,

    Adam

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    Sitepoint also highly recommend Topica www.topica.com

    Has anyone else tried these yet and if so what are they like?

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    I used them before, they are pretty good. They are especially good for the user if they have subscribed to multiple topica lists. they can view all of them on the web too.

    it's been a while, so maybe things are different now.

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    I've had success with ProShop's Swiss Army App. Not only is it a multi marketing tool but it has a mailing list feature that allows you to even personalize your emails if you have your subscriber's names.
    http://www.swissarmyapp.com/



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    Back to the original question: Majordomo can handle 100,000+ subscribers no problem.

    Owen


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