Discover These 7 Ezine List Hosting Choices

Written by Maria Marsala

Mailing lists inrepparttar form of discussion groups have been in existence sincerepparttar 124338 1960's and were used as a way to share information. They were called (and are still called) "Usenet", "Newsgroups", "News" or sometimes "NetNews". Inrepparttar 124339 mid 80's Eric Thomas developed "ListServ's" for use with IBM computers. They usually offerrepparttar 124340 most features to their subscribers. Majordomo was developed in 1992 by Brent Chapman and continues to be used by many Ezine publishers.

Know that you have many choices of hosting services andrepparttar 124341 number companies offering services is growing. Userepparttar 124342 information in this article as a guide. Don't be afraid to tryrepparttar 124343 BCC or free elist hosting services to get a feel for what is involved in owning an ezine. Personally, I've learned so much by going this route. Then as your ezine and ezine knowledge grows, change over to a paid service.

__Userepparttar 124344 BCC (blind carbon copy) area of your current email program. Never used this feature? If this feature were part of your email program,repparttar 124345 directions would be inrepparttar 124346 "help" feature ofrepparttar 124347 program. By using this feature people won't see who your subscribers are and therefore won't be able to spam your readers. You will know that someone has sent you a message, using BCC, whenrepparttar 124348 "to" reads "unlisted recipients.

__Purchase a software program and maintainrepparttar 124349 list yourself. ~~Infacta ~~List of software companies

__Use Majordomo. This is notrepparttar 124350 easiest alternative. Many times subscriptions are rejected becauserepparttar 124351 subscriber is using an email program with "HTML" text inrepparttar 124352 message. For more information on this service visit:

__Download free Common Gateway Interface (CGI) Scripts and use to produce your ezine. These programs usually contain limited capabilities, which is just perfect for many ezine publishers. To find these scripts, go to your favorite search engine, and do a search for free CGI scripts, such as and

__Many advertising and marketing companies provide "in-house" ezine services to their clients.

__Use one ofrepparttar 124353 free services to keep your elist members confidential. "Free" meaning there is an ad either atrepparttar 124354 top or bottom of each note you send out. Topica - Withrepparttar 124355 exception of moderated lists, each list contains an ad. Automatically adds unsubscribe directins to each email. Very basic service. You cannot add new members; instead you must "invite" them. There is a cost involved in adding many members at one time. So before you move your elist to this service check with their customer support.

CRYSTAL BALL GAZING : Ezine Publishing Predictions You Can Profit From In 2002

Written by Dr.Mani Sivasubramanian

It'srepparttar time ofrepparttar 124337 year when I take a break to reflect uponrepparttar 124338 year that's been - and wonder aboutrepparttar 124339 year ahead. In 2001, ezine publishing took a quantum leap, evolving from being predominantly an amateur's hobby intorepparttar 124340 most powerful marketing tool for business online.

For an ezine publisher it has been an exciting and eventful year. A growing number of budding e-publishers have hopped aboardrepparttar 124341 ezine bandwagon. Just last quarter,repparttar 124342 sales figures for my ezine creating and publishing tutorial - EZINE LAUNCH - have shot up by over 380%

So what doesrepparttar 124343 future hold in store forrepparttar 124344 ezine industry? I gaze into my crystal ball and I see....


HTML email newsletters have come of age. Increasingly more ezines are going this route. Subscribers too prefer them to drab, lack-lustre text-only ezines. Inrepparttar 124345 coming year we'll see more ezines being published in HTML. But for a different reason.

HTML ezines allow advanced tracking of results from advertising and allow newer and more elaborate forms of marketing. That - more than user preference - will convince publishers to create their ezines in rich text format. Large file sizes will however continue to remain a concern.


The growing concern about privacy andrepparttar 124346 more aggressive activism against unsolicited bulk commercial emailers will guarantee that all responsible online marketers, especially ezine publishers, will take steps to avoid accusations of spamming. Double opt-in subscription processes will becomerepparttar 124347 norm - read my article on it here Privacy policies will become more stringent and will be implemented more seriously.


... but they're continuing to offer free versions too !

It's no longer easy to publish a quality ezine at low cost. Expect to see most content-rich ezines move to a paying-subscriber model. To retain existing subscribers and attract new ones, ezine editors will continue to offer free versions. But they will be 'lite' forms with a little content packaged with a lot of advertising.


The larger free ezine services have merged into behemoths. Soon they'll start charging for their offerings. Topica has maderepparttar 124348 first foray into this arena. Soon others will follow. They will be worthrepparttar 124349 price for busy ezine publishers.


It is a ripple that could become a wave. These are services offering to undertakerepparttar 124350 entire ezine creation process including generating subscribers, creating content, distributingrepparttar 124351 newsletter - even finding advertisers and tracking results. A few will debut in 2002. I'm not certain if they'll survive.

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