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Mailman is free software for managing electronic mail discussion and e-newsletter lists.

  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Self-Hosted
  • Python
  • Solaris

What is Mailman?

Mailman is integrated with the web, making it easy for users to manage their accounts and for list owners to administer their lists. Mailman supports built-in archiving, automatic bounce processing.


  • Through-the-web list creation and removal (with automatic support depending on the MTA)
  • Multi-lingual support: list web pages and email notices can be in any of nearly two dozen supported language, configurable per-site, per-list, and per-user
  • "Real name" support for members
  • Support for personalized deliveries and VERP-like message delivery for foolproof bounce detection
  • Emergency moderation
  • MIME-based content filtering, with demime/stripmime like options
  • Regular expression based topic filtering
  • Through the web membership management
  • Through the web administrative requests pages
  • Moderated newsgroup support
  • Flexible moderation and privacy controls
  • Subscription invitations
  • Auto-response controls.
  • User controllable delivery options
  • Urgent: header support (bypasses digests to reach all users immediately).
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Our users have written 1 comments and reviews about Mailman, and it has gotten 13 likes

Mailman was added to AlternativeTo by s_ktt on and this page was last updated . Mailman is sometimes referred to as GNU Mailman.

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I can't find information about installing it. There are links for installing it but they don't actually tell people what to do. I guess they think people will just know...

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Thanks for the link.

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Old-school but functional

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  • Newsletters
  • mail-archive
  • mailing-list

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