"Steven Clift" <email@example.com> :
> Can anyone recommend technical solutions on the integration of
> contact databases with e-mail lists? I am specifically interested in how
> to allow users to opt-into specific information announcement services as
> well as other interest group discussions based on information they
> provide via a web enabled contact database.
«Sympa» MLM has such database-oriented features : http://listes.cru.fr/sympa/
One may define a mailinglist as a SELECT from any DBI compatible database
(Oracle, Ingres, MySQL, PostgreSQL,..). It sounds like this would meet your
> This is being built from scratch so suggestions about the best web-
> enabled database system, list software, hardware, software
> platform, and hosting are welcome.
FYI, we are running a ML service for 70 000 users (3 million msgs/month)
on a Intel bi-PII 300 under linux. We use MySQL for user data management.
CRU - France