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Is there any mailing list or mailing software that could handle this kind scenario:

If I join to mailing list at week 4, mailing system starts sending me emails starting from number 1. Next week, on week 5 my friend joins to mailing list too, and the mailing system starts sending emails to him, starting from number 1 too. If another people joins to mailing list on week 5 too, he also starts receiving mails starting from number 1. And this continues weekly until everyone on this list has received all, let's say, 35 emails.

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Ah, you're trying to produce a weekly serial of some sort! Cool! – crazysim Aug 12 '10 at 10:40
Yes, some kind of. Everyone joining could get same series starting from number 1, no matter when they join. – Miika Aug 12 '10 at 11:33
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The most common way to do this is with a service like AWeber, using their autoresponders & followups.

I took a look at ProBlogger, and yep, based on the form tag on his signup page, he's using AWeber.

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This seems to do exactly what I wanted. But I would like to find an open source alternative (and a desktop one, if possible) – Miika Aug 24 '10 at 10:09

Darren Rowse of ProBlogger does this with his 31 Days to Building a Better Blog series,
you might want to send him a mail to ask how he does that.

But my guess is that in most cases this is an own written mailing list and a scheduled task to send mails.

It also depends on how you want people to sign-up... By mail? By an online form?

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