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Mailing list manager

Sympa is scalable and customizable mailing list manager. its goal is to automate all mailing-list operation such as subscription with automatic authentication, unsubscription, but also archiving message, sending digests on a regular basis, expiration of addresses, and so on. It can handle big lists (200,000 subscribers) and comes with both user and admin Web interface. It is internationalized, and supports the us, fr, de, es, it, fi, and chinese locales. You can extend the behavior of commands with its scripting language, and create dynamic mailing lists by linking to an LDAP directory or an RDBM. Sympa provides S/MIME and HTTPS based authentication and encryption, and is compatible with most SMTP engines.


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Download version 6.2.16 (stable)
released on 17 June 2016

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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey16 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Carsten Clasohm Contributor
Olivier Salaun Maintainer
Raphael Herzog Contributor
Jens-Uwe Gaspar Contributor
Didier Lamballais Contributor
Serge Aumont Maintainer
Stephane Alnet Contributor
Josep Roman Contributor
Dominique Rousseau Contributor
Albert Bruc Contributor
Tung Sui Fai Contributor
Marco Ferrante Contributor
Fabien Marquios Contributor
Alberto Pasquale Contributor
Mikko "Bemmu" Sepponnen Contributor
Herve Maza Contributor
Alex Nappa Contributor
Olivier Lacroix Contributor
Hubert Ulliac Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
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Software prerequisites

Required to useDB_file
Source requirementdb
Required to usePerl
Weak prerequisiteOpenSSL
Required to useDBI
Source requirementCGI
Required to useMail_Internet
Source requirementDB_file
Required to usemailtools
Source requirementPerl
Required to buildmake
Source requirementDBI
Required to useIO_Scalar
Source requirementMail_Internet
Required to usemd5
Source requirementmailtools
Required to buildgencat
Required to useMIME_Tools
Source requirementIO_Scalar
Required to usemsgcat
Source requirementmd5
Required to buildPerl
Required to useMIME_Base64
Source requirementMIME_Tools
Required to usedb
Source requirementmsgcat
Weak prerequisiteFastCGI
Required to useCGI
Source requirementMIME_Base64

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 January 2017.


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