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Old 5th Oct 2017, 19:28   #1 (permalink)
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Recommendation for email bulletin board software

My gliding club has been using Yahoo Groups for many years, to facilitate communication between members.

The way it works is that any member can send an email to the group address, which is then forwarded by email to all group members.

It works well for text only, but fails miserably if there are attached photos. Clicking on a thumbnail usually brings up a Yahoo login screen, which may or may not work. Many club members, including me, have given up on trying to view photos.

Can anyone recommend a similar, better system?
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Old 5th Oct 2017, 23:33   #2 (permalink)
 
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I own / manage two mailing lists which were originally on the Yahoo! system. Following a serious change in how they operated some years ago which rendered them unfit for (our) purpose, I migrated mine to a private hosting company which costs a nominal amount but does all that I require. Their home page is here:

https://www.mailmanlists.net/

I can't recall anyone posting photos in my groups, but attachments seem to be carried along without any problems at all. The moderator's interface is basic but adequate. Migration of the previous membership list to the new system was quick and painless.

Finally (and I can hardly believe that I'm writing this), a closed Facebook group may just meet your needs for everyday communications, but I would be nervous about how it handles serious text communications.

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(who enjoyed 50 years of this glorious sport before the limitations of advancing years started to be evident - to me anyway )
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Old 6th Oct 2017, 03:51   #3 (permalink)
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FOR,

Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll look into it.

Sorry to hear about you having to quit flying. I’ve got 51 years in and still going (touch wood).
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