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As the title says, I am looking for a low-cost SaaS for a low-volume mailing list. In this context, SaaS means I don't have to muck around with mailman configurations and DNS (for the latter reason, I don't want to use a custom domain name, unless the configuration is as simple as delegating a subdomain).

I am looking for an "old-style" forum-by-email mailing list, not just a newsletter where users don't have a talkback possibility.

  • Does the mailing list need to be private, or public? – Nicolas Raoul Feb 20 '17 at 5:41
  • @NicolasRaoul Public. Anyone should be able to register. – DepressedDaniel Feb 20 '17 at 7:05
  • An public archive of past messages is also fine, but not a requirement. – DepressedDaniel Feb 20 '17 at 7:20
  • maybe also a newsletter-manager like phpList.org (can be used for self-hosting or SaaS) suits your needs...? – DJCrashdummy Feb 20 '17 at 7:55
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    Can you please clarify which kind of list you mean? The old style, where there's a discussion on the list (like forum-by-mail), or the new style, which is all push from one source (like marketing or newsletter)? – CPerkins Feb 20 '17 at 14:02
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For my various open source projects, I have about 20 mailing lists using Google Groups. I have no complain.

  • Almost no configuration
  • 100% SaaS
  • Free
  • No ads included in the emails
  • Built-in antispam works well
  • People can choose to receive emails or just watch on the web, or receive digests
  • Public archive
  • Search works well
  • Any traffic volume
  • Any number of subscribers
  • Attachments work
  • Anyone can post, but as an admin you can choose to moderate all posts and white-list people with a single click.
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  • Great answer. How come I didn't think of Google Groups? – DepressedDaniel Feb 21 '17 at 4:33
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Please check out our service, Groups.io. We have more features than Google Groups and Yahoo Groups.

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