mail2news-easy is a utility that converts mail to news and news to mail. This program is unique in that it needs less configuration and modifying files than other products; it needs only one file, containing the signature of the mailing-list sender and the news name to which it relates. It installs easily, suppressing 100 of 100 modifications in the first install, and 75 of 100 when upgrading.
mail2sms converts a (MIME) mail to a short message, allowing search/replace, conditional rules, date/time dependent actions, customizing the output format, etc. The output defaults to 160 characters, which is perfectly suitable for sending the text to a GSM telephone as an SMS message. This software does not include any code for actually sending the text to anything else but another program or stdout.
maildir-bulletin takes a message on standard input, i.e. it runs in the same fashion as a mailing list program, and puts the message in every user's Maildir. The message is created once and links are created from all user's Maildir's to the original. This saves greatly on disk space usage and time. Delivering a 1K message to 100,000 users should only take a few hundred K of disk space and take ten or twenty minutes. If you have an alias to expand to 100,000 users the same 1K message will take 100M of storage and take several hours.
Maildrop is a powerful email filter/delivery agent. It supports mbox-style mailboxes and maildirs (a mail storage format used by Qmail). Its mail filtering language supports RFC822 parsing and GDBM/Berkeley DB database files. The maildrop package also includes a command-line tool to perform various operations on MIME messages.
Mailfilter is a flexible utility to get rid of unwanted spam mails, before having to go through the trouble of downloading them into the local computer. It offers support for one or many POP accounts and is especially useful for dialup connections via modem. You can define your own filters (rules) to determine which e-mails should be delivered and which are considered waste.
GNU Mailman is software to help manage email discussion lists and e-newsletters. Its integrated Web interface provides easy-to-use access for list members and list administrators. Mailman supports built-in archiving, automatic bounce processing, content filtering, digest delivery, spam filters, topics, Usenet gateways, and more. It is fully internationalized, and supports digests and email commands. It runs on any Linux or Unix-like operating system and is compatible with most email and Web servers, mail readers, and Web browsers.
mailq_applet is a GNOME 1 panel applet that shows the status of your outgoing mail queue. It's intended for dialup users who may connect, wait for the queue to drain, then disconnect. Having this on your panel is much more convenient than running mailq over and over again from a terminal. It works with Exim and Sendmail. If you use a different MTA, you may need to make some changes, but the code is so trivial that that shouldn't be difficult. This code is no longer used or maintained by its author.
MailSpammer is a simple mailing list manager for smaller e-mail lists, using procmail and Perl. MailSpammer does not require administrator access, aside from initial setup (creating e-mail aliases), and features subscription, unsubscription, moderation, and archiving. The goal is not to be a majordomo-alike mailing list manager, but instead to provide a lightweight way to handle basic list management tasks.