Sympa version 6

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Sympa, the mailing list manager written in Perl, reached version 6 last October (latest version is currently 6.0.1)

Version 5 is already far superior to most other mailing list software including the widespread GNU Mailman. Sympa also enjoys a much more active development than Mailman, which has been stuck at maintenance releases of version 2.1 for many years.

Version 6, first of all, features a brand new web interface. You take a look at it here:

http://demo.sympa.org/sympa

The mailing daemon went through a rewrite and it now allows parallel sending of e-mail, both on a single server or with multiple servers. It's behaviour is fully customizable.

Most configuration features are now in the database and not in text files: this makes it possible to edit most parameters directly through the web interface.

Other improvements include stronger security, list cloning, translations in a variety of languages, personalized moderation of messages and improved spam handling.

The Sympa folks also created a VMWare virtual machine which allows you to bootstrap a working Sympa environment - so that you're ready to go within minutes.

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It is good to hear that news. Sympha is improving. Keep it up. Maybe someday, it will be the number 1 mailing list software.

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