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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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Janet Casey

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16 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
SympaMailing List Subscribe
SympaMailing List Subscribe
SympaMailing List Subscribe
Debian (Ref)Developer
GitHubVCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking,
GitHubBug Tracking
Bug Tracking,Support(fr)

Software prerequisites

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


"Debian (Ref)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

"Support(fr)" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

"Contribution" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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