NewsForge: PHPlist: Not Your Everyday Mailman

“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


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