I'm looking for a reseller plan, and one of the most important feature we would like is to have a mailing-list (real mailing-list) software that can interact with a database (preferably mySQL, but MS-SQL is fine too).
Any suggestion on what mailing-list software to target?
I would go with a reseller and install your own mailing list software.... Or build your own if you can
This would work better for you
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If you're going to buy it I suggest you to go for 1-2-all from active campaign, otherwise, MailMan is a good mailing list script which do the job. It comes with Cpanel included at least (don't know about other control panels)
You should definetely look into phplist.com - it is free, open source and it has tons of advanced features (like limiting how many mails can be sent per hour, attachments, wysiwyg editor, templates, user managements, user attributes etc. etc.).
Oh sorry, my message was for the OP. But you are right, PHP List works great for "announce only" and is what I would recommend for that type of list strictly due to its ability to throttle outbound emails which is something mailman lacks.
As for your questions mississippionline yes, there are several services I can think of. Constant Contact being one of them. but what makes those services valuable is their bounce reporting and other reports which is a bit more robust than PHP List last I checked.
Not that PHP List can't be tweaked to do something like that...
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