Mailtraq News Services
The news service is a complete solution for using
the huge wealth of knowledge that is the USENET.
Mailtraq can download messages from specified
networks, and then provide these to local users.
Mailtraq can support practically any news client
(supporting standard NNTP and all the common extensions).
Mailtraq can collect news from your service provider
at high speeds by using multiple simultaneous
connections, making latency delays a thing of
the past. This ensures that your available bandwidth
is used as efficiently as possible.
Mailtraq can also download news groups from multiple
Not everyone wishes (or is able) to use a news
client to read news, so Mailtraq can deliver news
articles to users via mail if they wish (filtering
out unwanted articles). In addition, users can
post news articles via email instead of using
a news client. This could be the ideal way to
keep an eye on news groups for relevant articles.
The news gateway can also be used to convert a
mailing list into a local news group. If you are
a member of a discussion mailing list, then you
will know how similar it appears to a news group
-- so why not make it one! Articles will appear
in a news group, and when you reply to them the
message will be sent back to the mailing list.
Mailing Lists Mailing lists provide a perfect
and cost-effective solution for a variety of tasks,
from group collaboration to announcements to message
distribution. Nothing more than a standard e-mail
client is necessary.
Mailtraq provides very comprehensive mailing list
facilities, equal to most dedicated expensive
list processing software. The mailing list facilities
support both open (anyone can post) and closed
(only members can post) lists, ideal for discussion
forums, announcement lists and work groups. Message
pooling (where each message is delivered to only
one subscriber) is also supported, ideal for handling
facilities such as technical support groups.
Subscription By Mail
Mailing Lists can be automated to allows subscription
by mail, and each subscriber can have their own
properties. These control which messages they
receive (or exclude), whether or not they wish
to receive binary attachments, and options to
receive summary digests in addition (or as an
alternative) to ordinary mail.
Mailing List security is provided by user passwords,
and new subscribers can be automatically confirmed
to prevent malicious use. (A confirmation address
is sent to the new address to which the user must
Subscribers can choose to hide their identity,
in which case any reference to them will be removed
from their messages. On the other hand, they can
permit their name and details to appear in the
public membership list, which can be retrieved
by any subscriber.
Subscribers can also use other mail-commands to
change and view their own properties.
Using the round-robin distribution method, each
message can be delivered to only one subscriber.
For example, a sales mailing list could spread
initial sales enquiries evenly between sales team
Use announcement mailing
lists to send out new information to subscribers.
Subscribers themselves can join and leave as they
wish. This is a good way to keep customers interested
in your products, and keep them informed of the
latest news and other events.