[Freeswitch-users] Retiring the FreeSWITCH Mailing list
dpa-freeswitch at aegee.org
Thu Feb 2 14:39:39 UTC 2023
triggering an email over the mailing list for each new forum post and allowing new mails to the mailing list only over from the forum is a good
Ideally emails submitted to the mailing list shall be automatically mirrored to the forum and vice-versa, but this ideal scenario is maybe not
I run myself mailing lists and I have to say this is really too much hard work to get it right (adjusting anti-spam software; rejecting at SMTP-level
emails, which would be otherwise bounced my the mailing list manager (sender used wrong address); DKIM/DMARC, etc). So a hosted mailing list for
freeswitch, instead of a self-hosted mailing list server could also be considered. However permitting emails from the forum to the currently
installed mailing list shall not be that hard to get right and I think is a good compromise.
From: Brandon Armstead <brandon at cryy.com>
Reply-To: FreeSWITCH Users Help <freeswitch-users at lists.freeswitch.org>
To: FreeSWITCH Users Help <freeswitch-users at lists.freeswitch.org>
Subject: Re: [Freeswitch-users] Retiring the FreeSWITCH Mailing list
Date: 02/02/2023 03:51:19 PM
+1 in agreement with Alex.
On Wed, Jan 4, 2023 at 9:28 AM Alex Balashov <abalashov at evaristesys.com> wrote:
> I do understand that maintaining a mailing list, and all the issues that come with it, is a thankless chore. I run several myself and can relate to
> the frustration.
> However, from my perspective, it is by far the most effective way to engage the broadest swath of users, for reasons already outlined by others.
> Only a small, hardcore group of forum enthusiasts who particularly like that medium will participate in forums; average people won't bother to keep
> up with the forum because it requires work.
> The net effect is that people only come to ask a specific question, the number of experts usefully answering questions is reduced, and that users
> don't stay broadly abreast of trends and project info which would otherwise smile out in some way from their inbox.
> -- Alex
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