Researching Mailing List Email Server Options



  • Looking at options for a client that want to have something like MailGun, SendGrid, MailChimp but to operate it on their own. Likely want open source, but open to other options. Need something that handles the "list removal" and what not so that we don't accidentally spam or violate mail list rules. Trying to do it correctly, but want to operate it in house. I know some exist, wondering what people have experienced.



  • I've setup Mautic for a client that seems to handle what you're looking for. You could create multiple target segments each with their own creative. It handled double opt-in as well as opt-outs automatically. You can setup contact frequency rules...etc. Could be worth a look.

    I no longer have this client but for the 3+ years I supported them, they used Mautic as their email list platform.

    https://www.mautic.org/



  • So you dont want the SMTP server part, just the sending to many and if a user opt to be removed that will auto reflect ...



  • @NashBrydges

    Yeah I also recommend that , i actually set 5 instances a week ago, but I do the setting up my actual CEO does the config, weird stuff marketing and campaigns .

    Its basically LAMP app, be sure to give us your SAM review if you choose to use it

    Got purchased by Acquia (drupal hosting provider) for alot of money

    https://github.com/mautic/mautic

    This is a simple 3 step installation process. You'll want to make sure you already have Composer available on your computer as this is a development release and you'll need to use Composer to download the vendor packages.

    1. Download the repository zip

    https://github.com/mautic/mautic/archive/master.zip

    1. Extract this zip to your web root.

    2. Run the following command to install required packages.
      composer install Open your browser and complete the installation through the web installer.


  • Vendor

    Be sure to look at PHPList, just for newsletters it's perfectly fine! We use it for quite a while already. I'm afraid development isn't super fast lately, but it's open source and does the trick.



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  • @Emad-R said in Researching Mailing List Email Server Options:

    So you dont want the SMTP server part, just the sending to many and if a user opt to be removed that will auto reflect ...

    Either way. If we handle the SMTP that's fine. If we don't, that's fine.