Sympa


Sympa is an Automatic Multiposting System.

Sympa is an open source mailing list manager. It provides advanced features with a rich and secure web interface. Original Sympa features include scalability 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 support, web archive with access control, virtual hosting for service providers, automatic bounce management, easily customizable web interface, SOAP interface for integration with other applications and more. Sympa is translated in more than 12 languages. Is is widely used in large organizations such as Universities and research centers. It is also used by ministries, large industry companies, and social change networks. It can also be used by small structures such as associations.

Original Sympa 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

 

Market Readiness Synthesis


Sympa is a well-proven, robust and scalable mailing list system developed and maintained by Renater the public organisation providing nationwide networking and communication services to the higher education and research sector in France. Renater’s Universalistes is the largest user with 2.200 lists and 500.000 subscribers. Used by large users such as universities, research centers and ministries it is simple enough so as to be used by small structures such as associations.

Market Readiness Level




Project Market Readiness Level computed by OW2.

More on the definition and computation of Market Readiness Levels here.

Best Practices Implementation




Coverage of best practices in open source software development implemented by the project.

More on best practices and how they are collected here.


Project Profile  




Computation of the project's profile through five key attributes defined by OW2.

More on how project attributes are commputed here.

MRL Assessment Diagram

This page lists the control points used in our assessment of the project's market readiness with their normalised values. It shows how they are combined to form the model. Please go to the methodology overview for more on the model and data collection.

Sources of Raw Data

Please use the links in this section for the raw data used in our MRL modeling.

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