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<h1 class="oben">ezmlm-web</h1>
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<li><a href="download/">download</a></li>
<li><a href="https://systemausfall.org/trac/ezmlm-web/wiki/ScreenShots/ezmlm-web-3.0">screenshots</a></li>
<li><a href="https://systemausfall.org/toolforge/ezmlm-web/demo" title="use 'test' as username and password">online demo</a></li>
<li><a href="http://rucus.ru.ac.za/~guy/ezmlm/">original project</a></li>
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<li><a href="http://ezmlm.org">ezmlm website</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.de.ezmlm.org/ezmlm/archive/">ezmlm mailing list archive</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.synacklabs.net/projects/crypt-ml/">encrypted mailing lists</a></li>
<li><a href="https://sourceforge.net/projects/ezmlm-www/" title="ezmlm-www">archive browser</a></li>
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<li><a href="http://cr.yp.to/qmail.html">DJB's qmail</a></li>
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<div id="info_title">a web interface for mailing lists' administration</div>
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<h1>News</h1>
<p><font class="title">02006/01/08 - <a href="https://systemausfall.org/toolforge/DebianRepository" title="how to access the debian repository">debian package</a> available</a></font></p>
<p><font class="title">02006/01/06 - <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> <a href="download/ezmlm-web-3.0.1.tar.gz" title="download ezmlm-web 3.0.1">Version 3.0.1 released</a></font>
<ul class="changes">
<li>bugfix: accept special characters in mail address according to RFC2822</li>
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<p><font class="title">02005/12/25 - <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> <a href="download/ezmlm-web-3.0.tar.gz" title="download ezmlm-web 3.0">Version 3.0 released</a></font>
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<li>interface completely rewritten</li>
<li>support for msgsize, mimereject, trailer</li>
<li>it requires the clearsilver template engine</li>
<li>few bug fixes</li>
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<p><font class="title">02005/10/11 - <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> <a href="download/ezmlm-web-2.3.1.tar.gz" title="download ezmlm-web 2.3.1">Version 2.3.1 released (contributed by Reinin Oyama)</a></font>
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<li>Japanese translation</li>
<li>small design improvements</li>
<li>mimeremove and prefix option deletion fixed</li>
<li>some bug fixes</li>
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<p><font class="title">02005/06/10 - <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> <a href="download/ezmlm-web-2.3.tar.gz" title="download ezmlm-web 2.3">Version 2.3 released</a></font>
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<li>css style definitions</li>
<li>subscribers's file upload fixed</li>
<li>user permission handling fixed</li>
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<p><font class="title">02005/01/26 - <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> <a href="download/ezmlm-web-2.2.tar.gz" title="download ezmlm-web 2.2">Version 2.2 released</a></font>
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<li>German translation</li>
<li>security fixes</li>
<li>create-permissions per user</li>
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<p><font class="title">02005/01/24 - the work of <a href="http://rucus.ru.ac.za/~guy/ezmlm/">Guy Antony Halse</a> will be continued ... here</font></p>
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<h2>Overview</h2>
<p><font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> is a web interface for the administration of <a href="http://ezmlm.org">ezmlm</a> 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.</p>
<p>Just take a look at some <a href="https://systemausfall.org/trac/ezmlm-web/wiki/ScreenShots/ezmlm-web-3.0">screenshots</a> or try out the <a href="https://systemausfall.org/toolforge/ezmlm-web/demo">demo installation</a> (use 'test' as username and password).</p>
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<h2>How can <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> help you?</h2>
<p><font class="ez"><a href="http://www.ezmlm.org">ezmlm</a></font> uses a mainly
command line interface for the creation and maintainence
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.</p>
<p><font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> is an attempt to hide the complexities of managing a mailing list
behind an intuative, easy to use web based interface. The idea behind this
is threefold. Firstly just about everyone these days can use a web browser,
or can learn very quickly. Secondly it provides almost complete platform
independence on the client side - there are GUI web browsers available for
every major modern operating system. Thirdly, and perhaps more importantly,
it makes easy remote administration a real possibility.</p>
<p><font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> 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 controlable through the web front end, allowing the list
user to do most things without the assistance of the systems administrators.</p>
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<h2>Features</h2>
Some of the important features that <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> offers are;
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<li><font class="feature">Full Virtual Host Support</font>
- <font class="hint"><font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> hides the complexities of setting up virtually hosted mailing lists from your users.</font></li>
<li><font class="feature">Multi-Level Access</font>
- <font class="hint">You can control who has access to different mailing lists.</font></li>
<li><font class="feature">Name Association</font>
- <font class="hint">You can enter any RFC 822 email address, and it will display the nice name while refering to the email address.</font></li>
<li><font class="feature">Configurable Interface</font>
- <font class="hint">Most of the &quot;look &amp; feel&quot; of <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> is configured through templates, allowing you to easily integrate it into your existing website.</font></li>
<li><font class="feature">Multiple Subscribes/Unsubscribes</font>
- <font class="hint"><font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> supports file uploads for bulk subscription of email addresses, and multiple selects for bulk deletes.</font></li>
<li><font class="feature">Full support for all command line options</font>
- <font class="hint"><font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> has been updated to take advantage of all the command line features of ezmlm-idx 0.40. And should be compatible with any further releases :-)</font></li>
<li><font class="feature">Language Independence</font>
- <font class="hint"><font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> 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.</font></li>
<li><font class="feature">Browser Independence</font>
- <font class="hint"><font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> has been tested with <a href="http://mozilla.org">Mozilla</a> 1.73, <a href="http://mozilla.org">Firefox</a> 1.0, <a href="http://www.netscape.com/">Netscape Navigator</a> 4.7, <a href="http://lynx.browser.org/">Lynx</a> 2.8.3, <a href="http://ei5nazha.yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp/~aito/w3m/eng">w3m</a> 0.1.11-pre and <a href="http://www.microsoft.com">Internet Explorer</a> 5.0</font></li>
<li><font class="feature">Platform Independence</font>
- <font class="hint"><font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> should run on any platform that can run <a href="http://www.ezmlm.org/">ezmlm</a> and <a href="http://www.perl.org/">Perl</a></font></li>
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<h2>Requirements</h2>
<p> A full list of requirements is available in the <a href="http://rucus.ru.ac.za/~guy/ezmlm/ezmlm-web-2.1/README">README</a>
file in the distribution.</p>
<p>Basically, however, you need the following on your system:</p>
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<li><a href="http://www.qmail.org">Qmail</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.ezmlm.org">ezmlm</a></li>
<li><a href="http://clearsilver.net">clearsilver (perl bindings)</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.perl.org">Perl 5</a></li>
<li>+ a few <a href="http://www.cpan.org">perl modules</a> <font class="hint">(including the <a href="http://rucus.ru.ac.za/~guy/ezmlm/#Mail::Ezmlm">Mail::Ezmlm</a> module from the author of <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font>)</font></li>
<li>and a webserver such as <a href="http://www.apache.org">Apache</a></li>
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<h2>How you can contribute</h2>
<p>You can help to improve <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> in many ways. Some of them are:</p>
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<li>translate it to another language (this takes about an hour) - for now English, German and Japanese are available</li>
<li>create a nice stylesheet to improve its appearance</li>
<li>send me patches you would like to see incorporated</li>
<li>tell me if you find evidences of my poor english tongue on this page</li>
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<p>If you are interested in the development code of <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font>, then you may
anonymously checkout the subversion repository at
<a href="https://svn.systemausfall.org/svn/ezmlm-web">
https://svn.systemausfall.org/svn/ezmlm-web</a>.</p>
<p>You are also invited to use the project's <a href="https://systemausfall.org/trac/ezmlm-web" title="trac - our issue tracker">bug tracking system</a>.</p>
<p>You may join the project's mailinglist by sending an email to <font class="mail"><a href="mailto:ezmlm-web-subscribe@lists.systemausfall.org" name="mailing list subscription">ezmlm-web-subscribe@lists.systemausfall.org</a></font>.</p>
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<h2>History</h2>
<p>The original author of <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> is Guy Antony Halse. He maintained it up to
version 2.1. By then it was functionally complete and convenient.</p>
<p>Since September 02000 no new releases were published.</p>
<p>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 will be integrated.</p>
<p>Your suggestions are welcome and will improve <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> whenever possible.</p>
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<h2>Some final words ...</h2>
<p>As I am no native english speaker, I will gladly accept every hint to improve the appearance of this website.</p>
<p>Nearly every line of <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font> was written by <a href="http://rucus.ru.ac.za/~guy/ezmlm/">Guy Antony Halse</a> - thanks a lot for this work!</p>
<p>If you have any suggestions regarding <font class="ez">ezmlm-web</font>, please send a mail to <font class="mail">ezmlm-web[AT]sumpfralle.de</font>.</p>
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