Re: listserve management
From: Sean Davey (
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 18:00:12 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Muriel,

getting the email lists on the sites I host for communities to work with DMARC 
has been a huge pain but I think I've got everything working finally. I'd be 
happy to set up a site for your community for free even if you only use it for 
email lists. The lists are archived and can be searched. If you'd like more 
information, please see


> Our community listserv runs on Mailman, hosted for many years now by a local 
> non-profit organization. (It didn't start out on Mailman but transitioned to 
> it some years ago.)
> All of a sudden some community members who use yahoo, aol, and other 
> non-gmail email are having problems staying connected to the listserv, 
> because those email services have adopted an anti-phishing protocol called 
> DMARC and are applying the protocol so broadly that their email users can't 
> post to a Mailman-type listserv. It's a mess! The non-profit host told me 
> they don't have the resources to deal with this problem and suggested we find 
> a different solution for our listserv.
> I'm the list-admin, and I'm techie enough to understand the problem but not 
> quite techie enough to figure out what to do next. I'd like to bring some 
> options to our Electronic Communications subcommittee. Any ideas out there?
> I've researched GroupServer and Sympa, and my eyes started to glaze over as I 
> got into the details, so I decided to ask here, in case other communities 
> also use Mailman and are facing the same problem.
> I should add that I really like the functionality and convenience of an 
> automated mailing list, and a number of our members are strongly 
> anti-Facebook which has been suggested as an alternative to a listserv. I 
> don't know if you need to have a yahoo or google email account in order to 
> use their mailing lists or what their pros and cons are.
>       Muriel at Shadowlake Village Cohousing

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