a web interface for mailing lists' administration


02007/08/16 - ezmlm-web Version 3.2 released (changelog)

  • support for multi-domains setups (multiple list directories)
  • user-specific interface language selection
  • user-specific interface type selection (easy/normal/expert)
  • simplified options for subscribing and posting
  • simplified "reply-to-self" option
  • downloadable subscribers list
  • display subscription log
  • support for ezmlm-idx v6.0
  • new alternative color set
  • complete translations: German, Portugues do Brasil and Slovenian

02007/03/21 - translations made easy

The translations of ezmlm-web are now managed via a comfortable web interface (powered by pootle). Just register and contribute some translated strings in your favourite language for the upcoming v3.2 release. Thanks!

02006/03/26 - ezmlm-web Version 3.1.4 released

  • new setting: DOTQMAIL_DIR (useful for multi domain vpopmail setups)
    [suggested by Maurits Lamers]
  • minor stylesheet change (circumvents IE rendering bug)
  • case-insensitive check for mime type during address file upload

02006/02/22 - ezmlm-web Version 3.1.3 released

  • fixed removal of dotqmail files

02006/02/15 - ezmlm-web Version 3.1.2 released

  • honour DEFAULT_OPTIONS for new lists
  • portability issue of suid-wrapper fixed

02006/01/19 - ezmlm-web Version 3.1.1 released

  • more careful removal of dotqmail files during list deletion
  • allow dots in webuser names
  • allow underscores in descriptive listname

02006/01/16 - ezmlm-web Version 3.1 released

  • support for ezmlm-idx v5.0
  • change language of list (idx >= 5.0)
  • change charset of list (idx >= 5.0)
  • requires Mail::Ezmlm >= v0.07

02006/01/08 - debian package available

02006/01/08 - ezmlm-web Version 3.0.2 released

  • small language fix

02006/01/06 - ezmlm-web Version 3.0.1 released

  • bugfix: accept special characters in mail address according to RFC2822

02005/12/25 - ezmlm-web Version 3.0 released

  • interface completely rewritten
  • support for msgsize, mimereject, trailer
  • it requires the clearsilver template engine
  • few bug fixes

02005/10/11 - ezmlm-web Version 2.3.1 released (contributed by Reinin Oyama)

  • Japanese translation
  • small design improvements
  • mimeremove and prefix option deletion fixed
  • some bug fixes

02005/06/10 - ezmlm-web Version 2.3 released

  • css style definitions
  • subscribers's file upload fixed
  • user permission handling fixed

02005/01/26 - ezmlm-web Version 2.2 released

  • German translation
  • security fixes
  • create-permissions per user

02005/01/24 - the work of Guy Antony Halse will be continued ... here


ezmlm-web is a web interface for the administration of ezmlm mailing lists. It allows complete control over their configuration by using a web browser. User-based access control relieves administrators from the burden of managing all their mailing lists on their own.

Just take a look at some screenshots or try out the demo installation (use 'test' as username and password).

How can ezmlm-web help you?

ezmlm uses a mainly command line interface for the creation and maintenance of mailing lists. While this is very convenient for the average systems administrator who is used to such interfaces, it restrains him from transferring administrative work to users who want to manage a community on their own.

ezmlm-web is an attempt to hide the complexities of managing a mailing list behind an intuative, easy to use web based interface. Thus it makes easy remote administration real.

ezmlm-web allows the user to easily add and remove mailing list subscribers, create and delete mailing lists as well as alter the configuration of existing mailing lists. Almost every aspect of the mailing list is controllable through the web interface, allowing the list user to do everything without the assistance of the systems administrators.


Some of the important features that ezmlm-web offers are;
  • Full Virtual Host Support - ezmlm-web hides the complexities of setting up virtually hosted mailing lists from your users.
  • Multi-Level Access - You can control who has access to different mailing lists.
  • Name Association - You can enter any RFC 822 email address, and it will display the nice name while refering to the email address.
  • Configurable Design - Most of the "look & feel" of ezmlm-web is configured through templates, allowing you to easily integrate it into your existing website.
  • Multiple Subscribes/Unsubscribes - ezmlm-web supports file uploads for bulk subscription of email addresses, and multiple selects for bulk deletes.
  • Full support for all command line options - ezmlm-web has been updated to take advantage of all the command line features of ezmlm-idx v5.0. It should be compatible with any further releases :-)
  • Language Independence - ezmlm-web can be easily reconfigured for different locales and languages. For now you can only choose between english and german - your contribution for other languages is welcome.
  • Browser Independence - ezmlm-web has been tested with Mozilla 1.73, Firefox 2.0, Netscape Navigator 4.7, Lynx 2.8.3, w3m 0.1.11-pre and Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Platform Independence - ezmlm-web should run on any platform that can run ezmlm, Perl and clearsilver


A full list of requirements is available in the README file in the distribution.

Basically, however, you need the following on your system:

How you can contribute

You can help to improve ezmlm-web in many ways. Some of them are:

  • translate it to another language (this takes about two hours) - for now English, German, Portugues do Brasil and Slovenian are available
  • create a nice stylesheet to improve its appearance
  • send me patches you would like to see incorporated
  • tell me if you find evidences of my poor english tongue on this page

If you are interested in the development code of ezmlm-web, then you may anonymously checkout the subversion repository at https://svn.systemausfall.org/svn/ezmlm-web.

You are also invited to use the project's bug tracking system.

You may join the project's mailinglist by sending an email to ezmlm-web-subscribe@lists.systemausfall.org.


The original author of ezmlm-web is Guy Antony Halse. He maintained it up to version 2.1. By then it was functionally complete and convenient.

Since September 02000 no new releases were published.

In January 02005 Guy handed the project over to me (Lars Kruse). I incorporated the suggestions that were sent to Guy so far. Additional security improvements and translations were integrated, too.

Your suggestions are welcome and will improve ezmlm-web whenever possible.

Some final words ...

As I am no native english speaker, I will gladly accept every hint to improve the appearance of this website.

Most of the code of ezmlm-web was written by Guy Antony Halse - thanks a lot for this work!

If you have any suggestions regarding ezmlm-web, please send a mail to ezmlm-web[AT]sumpfralle.de.