Sunday, January 29, 2006

Mailman - The Mailing List Manager

There are lots of mailing list available but Mailman has got
some advanced features like :

- Web based interface for management of lists.

- A customizable home page for each mailing list.

- Better membership management, including searching

- Invitations

- Users can now change some of their delivery options globally, for all lists at a site, including their password, delivery status, real name, etc.

- Mailman will also save list emails for archive and viewing via the web. A full featured email web based interface is also provided for list members and list administrators.

- It allows to control who can send/post and who can not.

- Users can Subscribe / Unsubscribe through web based Interface.

- Content Filtering

- Auto Responder

What do you need for Configuring Mailman ?

Mailman is written in the Python programming language, with a little bit of C code for security.

You will need,

Gcc Compiler
Python installed (#which python)
Webserver ------------------------------- Preferably Apache
MailServer(MTA)------------------------Sendmail/Postfix/Exim/qmail etc ....

Here I will discuss :

- Part 1 - Installation of Mailman
- Part 2 - FAQ