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Original author(s) Michiel Dethmers[1]
Developer(s) phpList Ltd.
Initial release March 2000; 18 years ago (2000-03)[2]
Stable release
3.3.3[3] / 2018-05-16[±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in PHP
Operating system Linux
Available in 35 languages
Type Mailing list management software
License Affero General Public License

phpList is an open source software for managing mailing lists. It is designed for the dissemination of information, such as newsletters, news, advertising to list of subscribers. It is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database to store the information. phpList is free and open-source software subject to the terms of the Affero General Public License (AGPL).


PHPlist can manage a list of subscribers and send e-mail messages to large numbers of subscribers. The subscription management, registration, personal data changes and unsubscribe requests are automated. Subscriptions to one or more lists are made through a subscription page that can be integrated into a website.[4] The information requested during registration, for example country of residence, language, date of birth, favorite food, etc. - is determined by the list administrators and can be modified at any time. This information can then be used for targeted messaging, i.e. sending may be limited to subscribers who meet certain criteria, such as country or city of residence. Public interface is available in 35 languages. The documentation detailing the functions and features of the software is available in English and is partially translated into Spanish, French, and Dutch.

Operating systems supported[edit]

The software was developed for Linux, Apache and MySQL, see LAMP but is also compatible with OpenBSD, FreeBSD, OS X, and Windows.

Database connectivity[edit]

phpList is designed to connect to a MySQL database. With its support for ADOdb it is possible to extend the connectivity to other databases such as PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite, Sybase, IBM DB2, and Oracle.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1], The author of this system is Michiel Dethmers, a freelance technical designer, operating in London UK.
  2. ^ Changelog for phplist
  3. ^ "phpList 3.3.3 released: GDPR related changes plus UX fixes". Retrieved 2018-06-28. 
  4. ^ phplist Features

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