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Thomas Capricelli, 04/02/2010 03:03 PM


Colibri is a free software used to handle mailing lists. It does the same task as GNU mailman or majordomo, but in a somewhat more modern way.

Those features are already present:
  • web interface to subscribe, unsubscribe, change user preferences, change list preferences for admin, create mailing lists.
  • handle several emails for an account. All need to be validated through a link send to the email.
  • archives, public or not
  • import configuration and subscribers list from sympa
  • tagging of output mails ( adding [mylist] in the subject, only if not already present)
  • scale from one list (simple interface) to huge site with lot of lists sorted by topics, all with descriptions and such.
  • web interface easy to change, for better integration with existing site. You only need to change few files, using django templates.
Those features are not yet implemented, but planned
  • (un)subscribe or getting help by mail
  • import configuration and subscribers list from mailman

Colibri for users

The documentation for end-users is not yet written.

Colibri for system administrators

Colibri is written on python and is based on the django ORM. This means you'll need python and django on the server.

You do not need to use the web front-end, but if you do, you'll need some way to make your web browser execute python code (typically this means using mod_python, but there are numerous other ways).

First read the Technical summary of colibri.

Then there are the detailed notes about installing colibri.

You might algo be interested in the preliminary support for importing from sympa.

Colibri for developers

Colibri is written in python, and makes heavy use of both django ORM and the email package of python.

The web interface is made on top of django

First read the Technical summary of colibri.

Updated by Thomas Capricelli over 11 years ago · 10 revisions