Looking for an alternative to Web Crossing list-serv software.. Suggestions needed.

We have been a user of Web Crossing’s list-serve hosted account for many years, however, due to an increase in technical issues and lack of product support we are looking for a new platform.

We would like:

1. A list-server (send out a question/post via email to the list-serve and it goes to all that are subscribed to the list-serve and posts to thread)
2. Threading capabilities (when a questions is sent to the list-serve it is threaded like a Message Board and can be accessed by subscribers/users)
3. Preferably hosted on our server (UNIX) with tight Admin control and security
4. Would like complete control over which user can subscribe and which user can’t  (cannot subscribe yourself must go through administrator)
5. Excellent tech support would also be a big plus

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Brandon GarnettAsked:
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BulletinBoards.com would meet all your requirements, except for the requirement that it be hosted on your server.
b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
It hasn't been one I have set up or administered and I am not sure it has each of the features but I would suggest you look at ListServ by LSoft (http://www.lsoft.com/listserv.stm).  It is pretty commonly used (at least as much as listservs are these days) and pretty well developed (i.e. many features).

If that won't work please let me know.  I can look for some other suggestions.  Must you have a list serv type system (i.e. item #1 in the list)?  You mentioned a message board (i.e. can't submit by email) in the tags.  Would that work as an alternative?  They seem to be a little more common these days (compared to a list serv) and would provide more options.  Also they would probably have more active development and support.


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