Dreamhost seems to have some usability limitations on discussion email lists through limited customization. Usability is as important a factor in email lists as it is in Web design. This thread is about how to use Dreamhost’s free Mailman email lists well. This should be a separate Discussion Forum category but I do not know how to make it one so I have put it under Web Design. Now, let’s see how to get those discussion lists set up nicely…
(Newsletter list are easier to set up at Dreamhost and should be discussed in a category of their own because Newsletters and Discussion lists are handled quite differently from each other at Dreamhost.)
Email Discussion List Setup
. Dreamhost includes an inelegant text in your Welcome Message
including a grotesquely complicated list address
. Let’s find a way to remedy that
. Dreamhost imposes an inconvenient address format
. Create an Alias from a better address to the Dreamhost one
List Description (appears in Dreamhost directory of lists if you check that box during setup)
. moderation options
. archive options
All of the above are important and need to be set up well. The complexity of this topic suggests it should be a Support Forum Topic of its own. Then each item could be discussed properly.
Could someone set this up as a Discussion Forum Topic of its own?