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6.2.40

 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.

Sympa contacts:

Whichever you chose: welcome to the community!

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Sympa 6.2.41 beta 2 released

March, 9 2019

The Sympa Community is proud to release the second beta of the next version of Sympa.

Please install it to test and report bugs, translate user interface to your language, or enhance documentation of Sympa, if you want to help the Sympa community deliver a more reliable version of Sympa.

Read the original announcement for more details.

This version is a pre-release version of the next stable release. We expect feedback from users and developers. To know how to report bugs or improvements, see Contributing to Sympa.

Next stable release, 6.2.42, is planned to be released on Wednesday, 20th March 2019 (in UTC).

Translation catalog was updated because some messages were added mainly for new feature.

Translations added on translation site before 13th March 00:00 UTC will be shipped with the stable release.

Along with several bug fixes, this version introduces several features including following things for beta testing.

Global "quiet add" policy

(#503)

Have a quiet_subscription setting in sympa.conf allowing to enforce the “quiet add” policy, either for forcing quiet subscriptions (in enterprise for ex.) or disabling quiet subscriptions (public Sympa server, have to respect GDPR). Default behavior will be no enforcing, so quiet add is list's owner's choice.

"Delete my account" button

(#300)

A “delete my account” button wll unsubscribe you from all lists and remove your account immediatly. To protect that feature, Sympa could asks for the user password. By default this feature is disabled: allow_account_deletion setting in sympa.conf may activate it.

"Domain blacklist" feature

(#295)

domains_blacklist setting in sympa.conf will prevent addresses with particular domain(s) from subscribing to list. This feature may be useful for some purposes, for example not to register addresses with domains no longer providing mail service.

Debian

The freeze for the next Debian release has been started and will culminate in a full freeze on 2019-03-12.

The latest stable release of Sympa (6.2.40) has been migrated to Debian testing. If possible, more improvements may be added before the doors are closed. In addition to that, it is planned that the latest release will be got into stretch backports.

To help Debian Sympa Team with testing the packages, please contact them.

RPM

People running either Fedora or RHEL (and clones) can find ready to use RPMs for sympa beta releases in a COPR sympa-beta repository.

For Fedora, see instruction in the page above. For RHEL and clones, you also need to enable the EPEL repository.

Note that unofficial repository on Sympa-JA.org is still available. Administrators who have used it and are not planning to install beta do not need to change their repository settings.

Sympa 6.2.41 beta released

February, 2 2019

Check the release notes


Sympa 6.2.40 released

January 19, 2019

Read the original announcement for more details.

Sympa 6.2.40 is the newest patch release of Sympa 6.2. Administrators running or planning to run previous version (6.2.38) are strongly recommended to upgrade to this version. For more details, see “Note for upgrading” below.

This version fixes a bug introduced into Sympa 6.2.38 (See issue #527 for details). This bug does not affect earlier versions.

Administrators matching following conditions are recommended to upgrade Sympa to this version.

  • Sympa 6.2.38 is running,
  • web interface is available, and
  • there are lists which either:
    • make archives open to public and enable “cookie” spam protection (note that “cookie” setting is enabled by default),
    • allow the users to unsubscribe themselves from the list using web interface (including use of “auto_signoff” link in message footer), or
    • allow to use URL links in system messages so that users authorize requests for adding, removing, moving or reminding users.

Sympa 6.2.38 released

December 21, 2018

Read the original announcement for more details.

ARC support

Sympa supports ARC (Authenticated Received Chain). Its implementation and documentation were contributed by John Levine.

In a nutshell, ARC is an e-mail authentication scheme that remedies a problem of DMARC especially with mailing list service. About ARC in general, see a slide by DMARC.org (PDF). To enable ARC on Sympa, documentation on DKIM and ARC with Sympa.

CSRF tolerance

Random token to prevent CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgeries) attacks will be inserted in every form on web interface. This enhancement was contributed by Michael Kaczmarczik, UT Austin.

Internationalization

Thanks to heavy works by translators on translation site, Sympa completely or almost completely supports following languages:

  • Spanish (Español)
  • Galician (Galego)
  • German (Deutsch)
  • French (Français)
  • Russian (Русский)
  • Japanese (日本語)
  • US English

Along with languages above, help documents for users are provided in following languages:

  • Catalan (Català)
  • Basque (Euskara)
  • Polish (Polski)

Binary distribution for Fedora and RHEL (and clones)

People running either Fedora or RHEL (and clones) can find ready to use RPMs for sympa in a COPR sympa repository. People willing to also get sympa beta releases should additionally use this COPR sympa-beta repository.

For Fedora, see instruction in the pages above. For RHEL and clones, you also need to enable the EPEL repository.

Note that unofficial repository on Sympa-JA.org is still available. Administrators who have used it and are not planning to install beta do not need to change their repository settings.

Sympa 6.2.37 beta released

October 6, 2018

The Sympa Community is proud to release the new beta version of Sympa.

This version notably implements ARC support in Sympa.

Read the original announcement for more details.

Sympa 6.2.36 released

September 23, 2018

The Sympa Community is proud to release the new version of Sympa.

Read the original announcement for more details.

Sympa 6.2.34 released

July 5, 2018

The Sympa Community is proud to release the new version of Sympa.

Read the original announcement for more details.

Sympa 6.2.32 released

April 19th, 2018

The Sympa Community is proud to release the new version of Sympa.

Read the original announcement for more details.

sympa hackathon in may

the 2018 sympa hackathon will be hosted by Unistra (the university of Strasbourg) and will take place in may 22 to 24.

more details and free registration here.

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