GNU Mailman

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GNU Mailman
Gnu mailman logo2010.png
Mailman files
Mailman files
Developer(s)Abhilash Raj[1]
Initial releaseJuly 30, 1999; 19 years ago (1999-07-30)[2]
Stable release
3.2.0 / July 10, 2018; 4 months ago (2018-07-10)[3]
Preview release
3.1.0rc1 / May 23, 2017; 17 months ago (2017-05-23)[4]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inMostly Python, some C
Operating systemUnix-like
Available inMany languages
TypeMailing list management software
LicenseGNU GPLv3 +
Websitewww.gnu.org/software/mailman/

GNU Mailman is a computer software application from the GNU Project for managing electronic mailing lists.[5][6] Mailman is coded primarily in Python and currently maintained by Abhilash Raj.[1] Mailman is free software, licensed under the GNU General Public License.[6]

History[edit]

A very early version of Mailman was written by John Viega while a graduate student, who then lost his copy of the source in a hard drive crash sometime around 1998.[7] Ken Manheimer at CNRI, who was looking for a replacement for Majordomo, then took over development. When Manheimer left CNRI, Barry Warsaw took over. Mailman 3—the first major new version in over a decade—was released in April 2015.[8]

Web administration interface for GNU Mailman 2.1

Features[edit]

Mailman runs on most Unix-like systems, including Linux. Since Mailman 3.0 it has required python-3.4 or newer.[9] It works with Unix-style mail servers such as Postfix, Sendmail and qmail. Features include:

  • A customizable publicly-accessible web page for each maillist.
  • Web application for list administration, archiving of messages, spam filtering, etc. Separate interfaces are available for users (for self-administration), moderators (to accept/reject list posts), and administrators.
  • Support for multiple administrators and moderators for each list.
  • Per-list privacy features, such as closed-subscriptions, private archives, private membership rosters, and sender-based posting rules.
  • Integrated bounce detection and automatic handling of bouncing addresses.
  • Integrated spam filters
  • Majordomo-style email based commands.
  • Support for virtual domains.
  • List archiving. The default archiver provided with Mailman 2 is Pipermail,[10] although other archivers can be used instead. The archiver for Mailman 3 is HyperKitty.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Warsaw, Barry (23 November 2017). "Time Stand Still". Mailman-Announce (Mailing list). Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  2. ^ Warsaw, Barry A. (30 July 1999). "Mailman 1.0". mailman-announce (Mailing list). Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  3. ^ "Mailman, the GNU Mailing List Manager". list.org. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Tags - GNU Mailman / Mailman Core". Retrieved 5 September 2018 – via GitLab.
  5. ^ "freshmeat.net: Project details for GNU Mailman". Retrieved 2009-02-11.
  6. ^ a b "Mailman, the GNU Mailing List Manager". Retrieved 2009-02-11.
  7. ^ "MyMailmanRole — Myriadicity Dot". Retrieved 2009-02-11.
  8. ^ "Mailman 3.0 to modernize mailing lists". lwn.net. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Getting started with GNU Mailman". mailman.readthedocs.org. Archived from the original on 13 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Wayback.archive.org. Archived from the original on 13 February 2001. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Developer Resources". gnu.org. Retrieved 26 November 2015.

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