> Independent of _that_ issue, let's just say that I want to start up a
> mailing list, and all I happen to have is a shell account on a particular
> system where the sysadmins refuse to install _any_ kind of list management
> software. Is there anything that I can do for myself in this case?
Well, you could always come to someone like me, or any other company
that will run lists for a nominal charge. :)
(Or you could do various tricks with procmail, I'm sure.)