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  • Siesta is the mailing list module (with readymade scripts for mailing list foo) by fine london perl mongers (amongst others).

    You can find siesta on CPAN [] as well as the mariachi [] mailing list archive tool that goes with it.

    There is also an article [] at and richard clamp has done several talks on the subject at YAPC and

    Uses perl, Template Toolkit and modern email modules to do everything people have been asking for in the last couple of years.


    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • I remember reading about this long ago, and was suitable impressed. But it looks like there has been no development in over a year and a half after the 0.66 release. Is it that feature complete & bug-free that it's needing nothing? Or has there just not been a CPAN release?
      "Perl users are the Greatful Dead fans of computer science." --slashdot comment
      • There's stuff in the SVN tree that fixes various things - I should probably do another CPAN release soon.

        To be honest it's a bit of a catch-22. it works fine (apart from the web frontend but I usually use the command line tool anyway) and, whenever anybody asks for a feature we usually implement it within a day. But without those feature requests coming in I've got other projects that I'm mroe motivated to work on.

        TBH, there's very little that it can't do that Mailman can do and it's much easier to extend