David Sharp wrote:
> What's the catch with these free email hosting services?
I'm the Founder/CEO of ONElist. There's no catch. We are primarily
advertiser supported. That means banner ads on the web site and text ads
on the emails. If you don't want text ads on the emails, you can sign up
for our No Ads option (http://www.onelist.com/info/noads.html). You also
mentioned that you are a non-profit organization. If you send us some
notification of that, we will turn off advertising on your list for
free, as part of our program to help non-profits.
As to confidentiality, we believe strongly in our users' privacy. We do
not divulge email addresses. The demographic information that we request
is completely optional. And any demographic information that you provide
is only used in aggregate form. Also, please note that we also believe
strongly that the email content sent through our service is the property
of the people sending the messages. Our terms of service only asks for
permission to redistribute the emails through the archives on our web
site(and that's only if you specify that your list has archives).
We send out over 12 million emails a day and we have a complete set of
mailing list features, including advanced features like multiple
moderators and monthly/bi-weekly automated mailings.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I will be out
of the office most of this week, so the best bet for a quick answer is
to ask our tech support group, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a great
tech support team, and they should be able to answer any questions you
President/CEO, ONElist, Inc.