[Zope] Need information about Zope Products
Wed, 19 Jun 2002 13:36:59 -0400
> ******BULK MAIL******
> Zope seems to be pretty robust in its mail tools (Zmail in,
support for POP3
> and IMAP, as well as the sendmail tag) but I could not find a
> provides listserv functionality. I also noticed that zope.org
> mailman (e.g., http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev).
> stick to mailman, or is there a product to do this?
Mailman is very mature and well-tested (read: scalable), and
although it's not a Zope product and is not integrated with Zope, it
is also written in Python. (It is actually maintained mostly by
Barry Warsaw, a Zope/Pythonlabs employee). It's a good tool that
has one (minor but sometimes annoying) limitation: subscriber logins
cannot be shared between maillists. So if you have many
Mailman-based maillists, people need to manage their logins and
preferences for each separately. It also has a fairly weak archiver
(Pipermail) that has no search capability. But it's an excellent
tool. See this review:
Stephan Richter has written "ZMailman" which aims to integrate
Mailman into Zope:
http://www.zope.org/Members/srichter/Products/ZMailman . It doesn't
look like its under active development, though.
There is at least one other Zope-based maillist programs: MailBoxer
at http://www.zope.org/Members/mjablonski/MailBoxer .