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 Sympa logo Sympa is an open source mailing list manager. It provides advanced features with a rich and secure web interface.



Original features :
  • scalable for big mailings lists ( > 1.000.000 list members)
  • list member provisioning using LDAP, SQL or other data sources
  • various authentication method (SSO, LDAP, X509)
  • S/MIME and DKIM
  • web archive with access control, message removal etc
  • virtual hosting for service providers.
  • automatic bounce management
  • easily customizable web interface
  • SOAP interface for integration with other applications

More features description.

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Sympa 6.2.12 released

November 18th, 2015

RENATER is proud to release the newest version of Sympa to the open-source community.

Sympa 6.2.12 is the new stable version of Sympa.

This version mainly introduces some bug fixes, code refactoring and several improvments to the web interface.

Sympa 6.2.11 released

November 5th, 2015

Release 6.2.10 never existed actually: we had engineering problems when tagging the version - nothing to see with the code. As the branch was still created, the 6.2.10 was removed from Sympa oficiaal history. As it still existed, we changed the version number anyway.

This version mainly introduces non-blocking bug fixes.

Sympa 6.2.9 released

October 13th, 2015

This version fixes bugs:

  • owner_include addition failed because the source parameter was improperly used.
  • single sympa.conf parameters with a value of '0' were considered unset, because of a badly built test,
  • for packagers: the root user could not run “make check”

Sympa 6.2.8 released

October 2nd, 2015

This version introduces a table of content in Sympa help, as well as several bug fixes.

Sympa 6.2.7 released

September 25th, 2015

This version mainly fixes a severe bug introduced in 6.2.4: Parsing of VERP bounces files in spool was broken due to a typo. Consequently, VERP, tracking and automatic unsubscription for service messages did not work.

Sympa 6.2.6 released

September 22th, 2015

This version mainly introduces bug fixes.

Thanks to a suggestion by Y. Baouch (university of Colorado) - and development by S. Ikeda , the following problem is fixed: If DMARC protection feature munges originator field, many mail client cache such address by the replaced display name, and misleadingly associate the list address with the sender name. Now, the dmarc_protection.phrase can take the value “list_for_email”. In that case, the From field will take the value : “List (on behalf of SENDER) <munged_email

>".

Formation Sympa à Strasbourg

September 15th, 2015

Attention : Cette formation, organisée par RENATER, tutelle du projet Sympa, est réservée à la communauté Enseignement Supérieur / Recherche française.

Lieux et date

Description

Public visé Taille : 20 personnes.

Profil :Des administrateurs actuels ou potentiels du logiciel Sympa appartenant à la communauté Enseignement supérieur / Recherche française. Le TP peut convenir à des personnes connaissant déjà le logiciel et désirant explorer des fonctionnalités plus avancées, ainsi qu'à des personnes désirant découvrir le logiciel et ses potentialités.

Pré-requis techniques :

  • Le public doit disposer de compétences techniques raisonnables en administration Unix, messagerie et web.
  • Il est nécessaire de disposer d'une boîte mail, professionnelle ou privée, capable de faire de la signature et de la vérification DKIM. Cette boîte mail doit être accessible par webmail.
  • Aucun matériel n'est nécessaire : les moyens matériels sont fournis (ordinateurs et serveurs). Il est possible d'amener son propre ordinateur si vous préférez disposer de votre environnement.

Formateurs : La formation est assurée par les auteurs du logiciel Sympa (Étienne Méléard et David Verdin).

Logisitique

  • Formation gratuite
  • Repas non fournis
  • Aucun matériel n'est nécessaire : les moyens matériels sont fournis (ordinateurs et serveurs). Il est possible d'amener son propre ordinateur si vous préférez disposer de votre environnement

Programme

Journée 1

  • Architecture et organisation d'un serveur Sympa
  • Concepts de base : rôles utilisateurs, création et configuration des listes
  • La messagerie dans Sympa
  • Les interfaces de Sympa (web, mail, ligne de commande et SOAP)
  • Mécanismes d'autorisation : les scénarios
  • Sources de données pour l'alimentation des listes ==== Journée 2 ====
  • Hôtes virtuels
  • DKIM
  • Authentification externe
  • Personnalisation de Sympa : paramètres, le langage TT2, les éléments personnalisables
  • Industrialisation de la gestion des listes : familles de listes et listes automatiques
  • Fonctionnalités de messagerie avancées : VERP, tracking, personnalisation de messages, S/MIME
  • Couplage Sympa - Dokuwiki

Sympa 6.2.5 released

September 10th, 2015

This version mainly introduces bug fixes.

Sympa 6.2.4 released

September 1st, 2015

This version mainly introduces bug fixes. Many thanks to all the users who reported troubles on the mailing lists!

Sympa 6.2.3 released

July 16, 2015

This version mainly introduces bug fixes.

Sympa 6.2.2 released

July 01, 2015

This version mainly introduces bug fixes, most of them being related to tweaks in the new Sympa skin.

Amongst the bugs fixed, some notables are the following:

  • include_<datasource

    >_ca parameters were editbale by list owners by default; This is wrong AND confusing, as users erroneously take these parameters as subscribers data sources.

    • [Reported by J.L. Marrion, univ. Louvain] when testing if list admins needed to be synced, all the test cases returned true because the test was badly formed.
    • [REported by B. Eliassen] “make” failed on Solaris. A variable name conflicted with a predefined preprocessor macro.

    I

    t was not mentioned in previous release notes, but a lot of translations have been update by our numerous contributors. Thanks to all of them!

Sympa 6.2.1 "Damien" released

June 17, 2015

RENATER is proud to release the newest version of Sympa to the open-source community.

Sympa 6.2.1 “Damien” is the new stable version of Sympa.

This version mainly introduces bug fixes, most of them being related to tweaks in the new Sympa skin.

Amongst the bugs fixed, some notables are the following:

It was not mentioned in previous release notes, but a lot of translations have been update by our numerous contributors. Thanks to all of them!

Sympa 6.2 released

June 10, 2015

After 5 months of intensive beta testing, RENATER is proud to release the newest version of Sympa to the open-source community.

Sympa 6.2 is the new stable major version of Sympa.

This version owes a lot to Soji Ikeda, one of the nice Sympa core developers. Soji is probably the most notable not-in-RENATER actor of Sympa 6.2's birth. He did a really great work at revamping large parts of the code. He was also the one who had the idea to put the bulk spools back to filesystem, though retaining all the bulk.pl specificities. He was eager to debug, analyze and finally solve a lot of the problems we had while working on it. May he be warmly thanked.

This version introduces a great deal of new functionnalities. Consequently, we can only highlight the main improvements in this announce.

To our numerous contributors: if your contribution does not appear in this announce, it does not mean we consider it less important. Actually, for some users, it can even be the key feature that will encourage them to switch to 6.2. But we prefer a reasonnably short announce that will be read rather than an exhaustive list of features. So we focused on:

Please refer to the release notes above for a full list of new functionnalities.

Unless the name of the contributor is specified, all theses change were done by the Sympa core developement team.

Messenging

Tracking feature

A great contrib from French army DGA Information Superiority (Guillaume Colotte and laurent Cailleux) The tracking feature is a way to request DSN or DSN + MDN when sending a message to each subscribers. In that case, Sympa (bounced.pl) collect both DSN and MDN and store them in a new table “notification_table”.

Then, for each message, the list owner can display which subscribers has displayed, received or not received the message. This can be used for some important lists where list owner need to collect the proof of reception or display of each message. This page is accessible via archive (button “tracking”).

This feature is controlled by 2 list parameters see “tracking” paragraph in “edit list config”/bounce.

See : http://www.sympa.org/manual/bounces#message_tracking and http://www.sympa.org/manual/parameters-bounces#tracking

Spools back to filesystem

One of the reasons why this new version took so long to be issued is that we tried to move all spools in database. Testing of this change in actual conditions proved it to be completely unscalable. we then had to revert our changes. In addition, a lot of people had recurring trouble with the current bulk spool tables, dut to limits showing in fields length or n RDBMS availability.

Spool for bulk sending no longer depend on database tables: It is based on filesystem.

Packets and messages stored in database by earlier version of Sympa should be migrated using upgrade_bulk_spool.pl utility. (See upgrade instructions for when and how to run this utility).

Stats

[Submitted by W. Roquet]

Now Sympa stores data whenever one of the following event occurs:

These data are regularly aggregated by the task_manager, in order to make them anonymous and to have easily displayable data. The aggregated data are available to users, owners and listmaster in their respective interfaces. Only relevant data are presented. They are displayed in graphs to help people see trends and activity peaks. To be able to display these graphs, you must enable the static_content URL. In addition, the stats are accessible through the web interface, so if you customized your web templates, you must update them to include the links and template processing.

Web interface

index.txt · Last modified: 2015/11/18 14:04 by david.verdin@renater.fr

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