Sympa Mailing Lists Management Software

Sympa is a mailing-list manager. As such, its goal is to automate all mailing-list operation such as subscription with automatic authentication, unsubscription, but also archiving message, sending digests on a regular basis, expiration of addresses, and so on. It is developped by the CRU (French Universities Network Committee). It is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2.

Mailman, the GNU Mailing List Manager

Mailman is software to help manage electronic mail discussion lists, much like Majordomo or Smartmail. Mailman gives each mailing list a unique web page and allows users to subscribe, unsubscribe, and change their account options over the web. Even the list manager can administer his or her list entirely via the web.

LISTSERV from L-Soft

Founded in 1994, L-Soft international, Inc. develops and licenses the original (Eric Thomas) LISTSERV® software, now available for VM, OpenVMS, unix, Windows NT and Windows 95.

Lyris Email List Server from Lyris Technologies

Software for Internet email mailing lists, such as discussions, announcement lists, newsletters, auto-responders and DocBots™.


Majordomo is a program which automates the management of Internet mailing lists. Commands are sent to Majordomo via electronic mail to handle all aspects of list maintainance. Majordomo is community-supported free software. Great Circle Associates is the home for Majordomo releases and mailing lists. Majordomo is written in Perl.