Know any mailing list program?

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    Know any mailing list program?

    I'm looking similar to the following
    http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/
    but for *PHP* instead, and free of course.

    So far I've found all I found are the ones that send from one side only to the subscribers. Kinda like newsletter.

    I need the one that will let any members to post/reply in mailing list.

    Your suggestion appreciated.
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    You could write one yourself. Although I really don't recommend what you're proposing for the following reasons:

    1) Your host will most likely not allow something like this. Sending mass emailings is quickly becoming unsupported across the web unless you specify a mailing list and setup a schedule on which the emails are sent out.

    2) Do you really want anyone that can to log on to your site and be able to send large amounts of people whatever they want?

    3) It would be very easy to accomplish in PHP, but again, you're defeating the purpose of the web by doing so.

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    As an alternative, you could set up a Google group or Yahoo group, etc.

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    it's very easy...

    you have table like this in MySQL (or other db): id|name|email

    PHP Code:
     <?php 
    // conn. stuff
    $result mysql_query("SELECT * FROM mail_list");
    while(
    $row mysql_fetch_assoc($result))
    {
         
    mail(.....);
    }
    mysql_close($link);
    ?>
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    I guess I could make my own. I know how just too lazy as I got other things to work on.

    @ober about your point 1, a forum software could be set to send email for replies, is that kind of thing also prone to be banned by web host
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    No, because you would rarely be sending out emails to more than a handful of people. ISPs tend to check into mass mailings when you are sending them to > 30-50 people.

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