Why does all mailing list software suck?
It seems like it would be trivial to write a simple one – almost certainly using SQLite to store list details – the actual actions are trivial:
- Maintain a list of subscribers.
- Handle subscribe / unsubscribe requests
- Without being all sucky and evil with “password requests” like GNU Mailman
- Send out each message to the subscribers.
Sure there are probably complications relating to removing/deactivating bouncing addresses, and the ability to reject/hold messages from non-subscribers. But even so it should be a weekends work. Right?
So how come nobody gets it right?
In other news I’m preparing an NMU of Apache2 to SID. I figure that my mail asking for “permission” going unanswered means that there are no objections … Works for me ;)