Bulk Mailer helps speed the delivery of an email message to many recipients using Sendmail. It's best used in parallel with a mailing list manager such as Majordomo. For input, it takes a file of recipient addresses (one address per line) and a message (with headers already attached) to be sent to the recipients. It sorts the recipient list by reversed domain (so similar ones sort together), splits up the recipients into several groups containing no more than N domains each, creates an SMTP envelope for each group of recipients, and feeds each envelope to sendmail.
Sympa is a scalable and highly customizable mailing list software. It can cope with big lists (780,000 subscribers), and it comes with a complete Web interface for both the user and the administrator. It is internationalized. Sites can customize Web and mail templates, authentication backends, and authorization scenarios. Dynamic mailing lists can use multiple backends (LDAP, SQL, files, lists, or others). Sympa is the only S/MIME and DKIM enabled mailing list software, and it provides both authentication and encryption.
pop3ml is a program to manage mailing lists and newsletters without a local SMTP server. It requires only a simple POP3 email account. It's highly configurable by users. You can subscribe or unsubscribe simply with email messages. There is optional subscription and unsubscription confirmation, subscription moderation, message moderation, digest message mode, parent/children list management, mail scheduling to postpone or repeat a message, a mail filter (with a procmail-like syntax), a message queue for unsent messages, message size check, a command to retrieve messages, bounce detection, message header management, black/white/allow/deny lists, and other functions. There is also a program to test list settings without sending any messages and another program to view and search through stored messages. You can configure it with programs like phpMyAdmin.
XMail is an Internet and intranet mail server featuring an ESMTP server, POP3 server, finger server, TLS support for SMTP and POP3 (both server and client side), multiple domains, no need for users to have a real system account, SMTP relay checking, DNS based maps check, custom (IP based and address based) spam protection, SMTP authentication (PLAIN LOGIN CRAM-MD5 POP3-before-SMTP and custom), a POP3 account synchronizer with external POP3 accounts, account aliases, domain aliases, custom mail processing, direct mail files delivery, custom mail filters, mailing lists, remote administration, custom mail exchangers, logging, and multi-platform code.
Citadel is an advanced messaging and collaboration system for groupware and BBS applications. Users can connect to Citadel using any telnet, WWW, or client software. Among the features supported are public and private message bases (rooms), electronic mail, real-time chat, paging, shared calendaring, address books, mailing lists, and more. Unlike other collaboration servers, Citadel provides its own data stores and is therefore extremely easy to install; you don't have to "bring your own" email and database because they're built in. The server is multithreaded and scalable. In addition, SMTP, IMAP, and POP3 servers are built-in for easy connection to Internet mail. Citadel is both robust and mature; it has been in production since 1987.
OpenEMM is a Web-based enterprise application for email marketing, marketing automation, email newsletter, and service email (like transaction email and event and time triggered email). It offers many features for professional users, among them: a great user interface, automatic bounce management, opening and link tracking, a lot of graphical real-time statistics, a content management system, a multi-queue mail backend for maximum sending performance, a plugin interface to easily extend the core functionality, and a scripting feature to enhance the functionality of OpenEMM with triggerable customized actions.
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.