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I want to start an email group, but can't find anything besides mailman and google groups. Is there something better/simpler? Preferably hosted.

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closed as not constructive by Eight Days of Malaise, Barry Nov 23 '11 at 11:11

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But you don't say why Mailman or Google Groups are not sufficient. Can't work out better if you don't lay out the baseline –  Eight Days of Malaise Mar 29 '11 at 13:45
i'm sure they would both work, but they are very feature heavy. i'm looking for a lightweight, hosted, $20~/month type of solution. –  dot Mar 29 '11 at 13:50

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I strongly recommend Nabble. Its one of the best email groups I have ever seen. Major open source projects host their mailing lists on Nabble - e.g., R, OSGeo, PostgreSQL etc. It's Free, Simple and Embeddable. Also it provides web-interface to post questions to mailing lists provided you register on Nabble and subscribe to the mailing list. One can have online profile on Nabble as well. Search features are excellent.

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Yahoo! Groups can be used for small mailing lists/groups.

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Check out Librelist which is a simple way to set up and host a mailing list.

Under the hood Librelist uses Lamson as a mail server.

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Librelist is widely used, but lacks several features - searching through archives, web interface for posting questions etc. –  Chethan S. May 2 '11 at 16:18

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