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About the mailing list software

Most Ready Set Go! mailing lists are powered by Mailman -- which is a well-respected, open source software tool for managing email mailing lists.

  • Mailing lists can be set up for discussion, announcement-only, or simple distribution funtionality, with a variety of customizable settings. 
  • Unless the list is setup in a different way, mailing list members can unsubscribe themselves with a simple email command.  This saves the list owner time in managing list maintenance.
  • Unless the list is setup in a different way, the list owner/moderator will receive notifications of changes in list membership (addition and removals).
  • Unless the list is setup in a different way, new subscriptions must be confirmed by the recipient (opt-in).  This is an important control to prevent accusations of spamming.
  • Email can be sent from any email address to the mailing list (although authorization may be required for some lists, depending on how they are setup).
  • List moderation (authorizing emails and membership changes) can be delegated to multiple staff or volunteers, so you can avoid the bottleneck of only one person being able to authorize such events.

Ready-Set-Go! also provides various integrations between the mailing lists powered by Mailman and your website.

  • Include a public subscribe and unsubscribe form on your website.
  • Use an Admin page where you can quickly request the mailing list membership list be sent to you by email for review.
  • Use a password protected Admin page where the list owner/moderator can bypass recipient confirmation steps.

Alternative mailing lists

For some clients, it is useful to have a more sophisticated database-driven mailing list.  In such cases, the mailing list is built into the website itself and the Mailman software is not used.

Chris Paige
Consultant


267-507-5507
efax 206-350-3758
chris@ready-set-go.biz
www.ready-set-go.biz
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