Mailman Features

Here's a brief description of the features in Mailman. For a detailed descriptions of recent changes see the NEWS file for Mailman 2.1 and the NEWS file for Mailman 3.

  • 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).

Mailman 3 adds lots of other features, including:

  • Virtual hosting support, with no list name restrictions
  • Single user account to manage all subscription addresses
  • Users can specify a preferred address to use by default
  • Flexible architecture for integration with your own site
  • REST-based API for the core system
  • Completely revamped and improved web user interface (Postorius) and default archiver (HyperKitty).