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I currently help run a large (14k+) Yahoo! group and the general consensus is that yahoo is simply becoming too much to put up with. However rather than just switching to yet another group like Google Groups -

I would like to just find some sort of discussion list software and use that in conjunction with the groups website (Currently built using Joomla!, though I don't mind rebuilding it if needed). Oh - I am using A Small Orange as my web host, they are not particularly restrictive on what you can run within reason, but it is not a dedicated server - though I may upgrade to that at some point.

Anyway - suggestions for replacing Yahoo! Groups greatly appreciated.

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Joomla has a robust message board module called Kunena. You can read a lot about the module on the Kunena homepage as well.

Kunena can mimic a listserv reasonably well if that's the primary goal. Users can be manually or automatically "subscribed" to certain posts or entire topics. Once subscribed, users will get pinged with e-mails when there is new activity. This auto-subscription extension for Kunena might give you some ideas.

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Our local club also has used Yahoo Groups for many years.

We have made the switch to Mailster three years ago, which is a discussion list plugin for Joomla. That allows for the two-communication over email.

There is also a WordPress version, called WP Mailster, available.

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