What is the best alternative to a mailing list server?
What is the best alternative to a listserv? The listserv concept seems a bit clunky. What other things can I do that will accomplish the same outcome?
If you are not afraid of using a CMS like Joomla or WordPress, then I can recommend Mailster.
Mailchimp for me, fully managed and easy to use. Free account includes up to 200 subscribers and 12,0000 emails per month. Easy to design templates and the mail delivery is dealt with by them. Also the reporting is excellent. Strongly recommend
Hi Melissa, without knowing more about your requirements, here are a few suggestions:
If, as Nuno suggests, you're self-hosting a listserv I would definitely consider one of the reliable and proven web-hosted services.
If your lists are small to medium in size, choices include Mail Chimp, Mad Mimi, iContact, GetResponse and others. These services are typically inexpensive (until you get to large list sizes), easy to use and most have excellent customer support.
Mail Chimp and Mad Mimi are my two favorites. Mail Chimp is known as the most flexible in the industry in this class of providers, with the most advanced API for special customization requirements but even the basic Mail Chimp service is excellent.
If you're working with large email lists, then you'd probably want to go with an enterprise-level provider like Epsilon.
Hope this helps and happy to provide more information if you need it.
Is this for something you would host yourself? There are many solutions out there as far email marketing is concerned, self-hosting is best avoided because or spam traps.