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Mailing list alternatives

Due to the large number of free or inexpensive Internet communication services, ibiblio has stopped accepting new email lists. Below are a few alternatives. Some behave much like an email list. However, a different kind of application may be closer to what you need.

  • Google groups Free.
    A Google group looks and smells like an email list. They’re easy to manage, especially through the free version of a Google apps account.

    http://groups.google.com/

  • Yahoo groups Free.
    Similar to Google groups, with slightly different features.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/

  • iContact Free up to 500 subscribers.
    Email marketing service but works well for sending announcements.

    http://www.icontact.com/

  • MailChimp Free up to 2000 subscribers and 12,000 messages/month.
    Email marketing service but works well for sending announcements.

    http://mailchimp.com/

  • Meetup Not free. Starts at $12/month.
    More of a group and activity management tool.

    http://www.meetup.com/

  • Facebook groups Free.
    Why not?
  • Twitter Free.
    Again, why not? Just have people subscribe to your feed. Or everyone subscribe to each other’s feeds.