Listserve and WWW site info on a home PC

scott redhowlingwolves at
Tue Jun 9 02:08:26 UTC 2009

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> On 08/06/09 08:49 PM, Piper wrote:
>> Because yahoo (and now geocities) are no longer providing the service they 
>> once did, specifically what I need is the following:
>> (1) A listserve program which will substitute for yahoo groups and can be 
>> carried on a PC here. The PC will be online 24/7.
>> At this time I am inclined to use Mailman though we have also downloaded 
>> Thunderbird and Majordomo.
>> (2) Some kind of repository for listserve-relevant text and scanned images 
>> which can be accessed by listserve subscribers 24/7. If Mailman archives can 
>> handle both text and scanned images (Canon Scanner) that is fine. They can 
>> substitute for a WWW.
>> Otherwise, do you have any suggestions for making scanned images available 
>> 24/7 on a PC here?
>> I'd like to keep it all in-house. When  future trouble comes that narrows 
>> down the WAN problem to be solved.
> Most ISPs prohibit servers in their TOS and those that don't, even if
> they allowed you to send an unrestricted number of emails, you'll find
> that many of the ISPs of your list subscribers will reject mail
> originating from IP blocks assigned to home connections. Even getting a
> "business" connection doesn't help in many cases. For instance, Rogers,
> the cable ISP in our area, offers both residential and "business"
> service. Other than double the cost, there is no difference between the
> latter and the former. Mail originating from Rogers IP addresses are
> bounced by many other ISPs because they originate from "dial-up"
> connections.
> The only reliable way around this is to host your domain with a hosting
> provider. I'm not telling you this just because I run a hosting provider
> but because we've helped many people in situations similar to your's
> before. You're not going to have much satisfaction doing this from home
After reading Clifford's email, I find a few loopholes.

Most "home providers" block port 25. Why? Less "home" customers running
smtp servers that may overwhelm their infrastructure. Along with spam

If you look at the fine print of the contract, you'll probably see a
clause along the lines of "If you exceed some fixed amount, we'll
exercise our right to throttle your connections." Sucks, but there are
ways around it.

I can't say what they are, google is your friend.

A dedicated host is usually your best bet.
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