Perl Mailing List script

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by poopdeville@gmail.com, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Hello,

    I've been looking for a good web based Perl mailing list administration
    CGI script, but I haven't been able to find any that fit my needs.
    Basically, I need a program that allows subscribing, unsubscribing
    (with a MySQL backend), and mass (non-spam) e-mailing.
    Majordomo/Majorcool looks nice, but my host can't run Majordomo. So I
    plan to write one myself. Are there any 'gotchas' I should look out
    for? It seems like there might be many. Better yet, is anyone
    familiar with a open source script to do this?

    Thanks!
    'cid 'ooh
     
    , Feb 1, 2006
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  2. Keith Keller Guest

    On 2006-02-01, <> wrote:
    >
    > Majordomo/Majorcool looks nice, but my host can't run Majordomo.


    Why not? The limitations that preclude majordomo may also preclude you
    writing (or using) your own code on this server.

    > So I
    > plan to write one myself. Are there any 'gotchas' I should look out
    > for? It seems like there might be many. Better yet, is anyone
    > familiar with a open source script to do this?


    Check freshmeat. GNU Mailman is popular (though Python, so offtopic[0]).
    I would strongly recommend against writing your own unless you have
    investigated many other options and found them somehow lacking.

    --keith

    [0] well, more offtopic than the OP's post, anyway

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    Keith Keller, Feb 1, 2006
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