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Author Topic: Simple Mailing List software (Windows!) suggestions please?  (Read 2279 times)


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Simple Mailing List software (Windows!) suggestions please?
« on: January 20, 2013, 05:19:59 PM »

I'm attempting to set up a webcam, aimed at a bird table near my shed, with motion detection so that it'll take a snapshot when a bird lands on it.  This much is almost working, got a few issues with false triggers, but I'm on to it.

What I thought might be fun would be to have it as a mailing list, so that interested people could subscribe and it'd email them a little picture every time there's a bird.  Also looking at making it tweet something similar onto twitter.

The webcam software can email 1 account, and/or save the images to a specified location, even FTP them.

So what I'm after is mailing list software that will send out emails to subscribers when fed with a picture, or triggered in some way.

Ideally it'd be automated, so that you can email a request to join, and a request to leave, and this would be dealt with without too much of my intervention.

Because my little web server/webcam server is running on a wheezy old laptop in the shed, running Windows XP, I'm tied to something that's going to run on that, really, and not be too resource hungry.

I've had a bit of a look around, but really not sure where to start with this side of things.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be suitable?



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Re: Simple Mailing List software (Windows!) suggestions please?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 10:19:28 PM »

Could you use the 'Forward To' option, so for arguments sake when the notification sends you a email your client automatically forwards it to the people on the email clients forward to list.

I do this from my Hotmail account when I receive a email which is then automatically sent to my Gmail account because that way I can pick it up using my MailWasher program that does not recognise Hotmail emails (or I have not configured it properly)