Free and Cheap Email Discussion List Providers
Some Internet Providers offer free Email Lists for their users as do some universities and colleges for students and staff. Many of the Free hosting services listed below have advertising placed on every message that comes through the lists.
From comp.mail.misc Internet Mailing List Providers:
"To find a LISTSERV sponsor, write up a draft proposal which describes
the list you'd like to create and mail it to LSTSRV-L@SEARN.SUNET.SE.
Mention in your message that you don't usually follow those discussion
groups, so could responses please be mailed to your private address.
Please only submit your proposal once. If someone is willing to host
your list, then you will hear back from him or her. Repeated proposals
for the same topic are only likely to annoy the readers of the list
and may make them less likely to want to take on new lists. For more
detailed advice on this process, send the command GET NEW-LIST CREATE
as an e-mail message to the address LISTSERV@VM1.NODAK.EDU."
- America Online's Internet Mailing List Requisition Form --
Free. AOL will host select LISTSERV® mailing lists as part of their Give Back To The Net program.
- BigList --
Hosts MajorDomo mailing lists. from $50/month on up.
- BinHost --
Provides lists running on Majordomo From $15 to $25/month.
- CoolDog --
Hosts Lyris mailing lists. $75 setup fee and from $36/month on up.
- CrossLink --
Majordomo lists from $10/month on up.
- CueNet --
$15-$25 setup fee and from $10/month on up.
- Dundee Internet Services --
Lyris Web Hosting. Setup fee: $10.00 and $14.95 per month for basic list hosting plus a volume surcharge of $0.20 per 1000 messages.
- eGroups.Com -- Free Email List Host. Does put advertising at the bottom of each message going through the lists. Used to be MakeList and FindList
- Eldar.Org --
Free Majordomo List Hosting for small lists. "NOTE: In general, the eldar.org domain is current not accepting any new requests for LIST service. This policy may
be modified in the future."
- Institute for Global Communications --
Majordomo Email List hosting. Setup: $75 and hosting from $9/month on up with discounts for multiple lists. Digest Archive storgage is extra.
- ListBox --
Majordomo Email List hosting from $5/month on up.
- ListServe.Com -- Mailing list hosting service.
Not associated with L-Soft or LISTSERV®. $100 setup fee and from $15 to $20/month on up. archived lists, searchable archives, searchable web page and tech support all at extra cost.
- ListService --
Setup from $30 on up and $10/month for hosting.
- L-Soft EASE Services --
L-Soft's LISTSERV® list hosting service for business and personal use. Setup Charges from $5, hosting charge from $8/month
- Lyris.Net --
Using the Lyris list program - charges a flat rate of $1.00 for every thousand messages.
No set-up charges but there is a minimum of $50 per month. Virtual domain, virtual server and dedicated server Options are available.
- Mail-List.Com --
$19.95-$45.95 setup fee, depending on kind of list and from $9.95/month up for hosting. Web Page, Archives, and other options cost extra.
- majordomo@ArmispianSystems.Rossland.bc.ca - Free or by donation. No web page available at this time, via email, contact:
for more information. From the service's owner, Jessica, with permission: "
No setup fees, list run largely by donation, large lists may require a specific 'donation'' in order to be maintained, as the load on
the server may be significant enough to warent it, topics will be screened by me (ie.
I have some standards, but can't really say what they are), and
anyone who is just looking for free hosting, may be better off trying some of the larger sites. Really, I'm willing to deal with quite a volume of
requests, but if a person wants a list 'now'' it would be best to go with something like yahoo, or something as from my understanding you can
setup a list and have it running in very short order (matter of an hour?),which is not true with my setup, you have to deal with the rotten human
who sometimes makes mistakes when setting up the lists"
- Milepost1 --
Hosts LISTSERV? lists. Setup fees start at $5, lists run from $1/month on up.
- MiloMail -- Free
MiloMail Free email Communities, join a list or create your own.
- Net Atlantic --
Online Discussion Group Hosting
- North Star Technical Services Mystery.Com --
Majordomo list hosting. From $5/month on up.
- Petidomo --
CyberSolutions Petidomo email list hosting.
- SkyLists.Net Virtual Communities --
"Start your own online community with SkyList Through our unique combination of Internet tools and services, we can help
you plant the seeds of a virtual community, and nurture them to fruition. SKYLIST.net prides itself on professional service, technical excellence,
and confidentiality. We work closely with our clients to develop a community which matches their needs and exceeds their expectations. If you
are serious about your Internet mailing lists, you want SKYLIST.net. All lists include a web subscription form, searchable archives, bounce
handling, and more." Basic Setup Fee: $250 setup fee for the creation and configuration of your list. This includes
importing up to 1000 addresses as well as all email and DNS configuration. Special circumstances may involve additional setup fees and ongoing costs [or less, I'm told, so email their sales department with your needs]
are based on the type of list and size of the address list. All lists are billed according to the peak number of subscribers each month.
- SohoMart - Free
Hosts Majordomo lists with adds on each post..
- SparkList --
Host Majordomo email lists. Setup fees from $25 and list hosting for $1 for every 1000 messages, $50/month Minimum
- TalkList --
Setup fee is $20 and from $5/month on up for list hosting plus as low as $5/month .. archives cost extra
- Think Coach --
Majordomo mailing list hosting by one of the developers of Majordomo 2. Software: Majordomo version 1.94.4.nb2 or Majordomo 2
".. offers Mailing lists configured to exactly meet your needs, with virtual hosting under your own domain, automated
bounce-handling and automated web-archives, whatever is desired. If the many configuration options of Majordomo don't allow you
to do what you want, I know Majordomo well enough that I can easily modify the Majordomo program to do exactly what you want
it to do. " Starts at $15.00 per month for hosting the virtual domain (with any number of mailing lists), plus $0.40 per month per megabyte of online
disk space, plus $0.025 per megabyte of data transfer, plus $30.00 setup fee
every time you need me to change something (like e.g. setting up a new list, or
changing something about the configuration of the list which you're not able to
- Topica -- Free
Offers free email lists, but is not disabiled or all browser accessible. Also known to spam, and to subscribe people without their knowing.
-- Free Trial List from Australia. After the trial period cost run from around Aus$0.40/day on up
- Yahoo Groups
- Your MailingListProvider -- Free and fee email lists