I've always been against SaaS type exploitation for stuff like word processing. Everybody and his dog have been trying to get us to subscribe to stuff rather than just selling us stuff. And in most cases that's not necessary. Not with wordprocessing and not with, I've now decided, mailing lists / subscriber emails. I want to pay a one off fee and own my data, not pay a monthly and have someone else holding me by the short and curlies. My list is with Mailchimp and I'm not happy to pay a monthly fee for them doing b*gger all. Well, they're not doing any more than what any half decent self hosted package would do. So why pay monthly? When I started it was free up to, I think, 2000 subscribers. So that's fine. But now that I'm paying monthly, what am I getting? I'm getting jack! And to make it worse, deliverability is crap - I'm whack-a-mole-ing with adding Mailchimp's IPs and IP ranges to the SPF record in my DNS Zone ...and I still get DMARC reports showing SPF failures. (Don't believe what Mailchimp tell you about using only three specific IP ranges. They do use others!). If I were doing all the delivery from my own trusted domain and IP I wouldn't have any of those problems ...and a single IP in my SPF TXT would cover me 100%. I could even change the ?all in SPF and go more strict. So it's time for a self-hosted solution. Anyone self-hosting their mailing list? Perhaps a software like NuevoMailer, Mautic (self), DadaMail or similar? Or even Sendy type software using Amazon AWS (where any monthly payment is based on actual bandwidth used and is a fraction of the cost of the Drips, the Chimps etc)? I'm tired of having to deal with tech bullsh*t (unless it's my own tech bullsh*t). Self hosting will take less, not more, tech knowledge and less fiddling about with all kinds of settings crap.