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NewsForge: PHPlist: Not Your Everyday Mailman

Aug 27, 2004, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Like many (if not most) open source developers, I use Mailman, the GNU mailing list manager, for all of my newsletter requirements. Recently, however, I began playing with a different one-way announcement-type newsletter mailer. It's called PHPlist, and as you might guess, in contrast to Mailman, it's not Python powered. Beyond the language difference, it adds a number of useful default features, including email from RSS feeds and sophisticated user management that really extends the power of an announcement-based mailing list.

"PHPlist is licensed under the GPL, and runs well on a typical LAMP setup of Linux, Apache Web server (1.3.x or 2.x), PHP version 4.3.x, and MySQL database server (version 3.23 or up). You can get the most recent version from the PHPlist site. For the purpose of this review I'm using version 2.8.11 stable, released August 5..."

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