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4. More information.

4.1 More about ezmlm and ezmlm-idx.

ezmlm is a mailing list manager written by Dan J. Bernstein. ezmlm-idx is an extension to ezmlm written by Frederik P. Lindberg. ezmlm has the essential features of a mailing list manager. ezmlm-idx adds useful, but non-essential features like digests, list moderation, etc. The list owner will have made the trade off of features vs. increased size and complexity. To test if your list has ezmlm-idx installed, send a message to list-get@host where ``list@host'' is the name of the list. A list with ezmlm alone will send you a help message saying that your message wasn't sent to one of its command addresses. A list with ezmlm-idx will return one or more messages from the archive, or a message telling you that the list is not archived. Throughout this manual, features available only with ezmlm-idx are marked with ``(*)''.

For more technical information about ezmlm, it's options, and error resolution, please read the FAQ ( and the ezmlm man pages. A text version of the FAQ is included in the ezmlm-idx distribution. The latest FAQ in various formats can be found at or The FAQ also contains information on where to obtain ezmlm, where to find mailing lists about ezmlm, etc. While it is called a ``FAQ'', the document will with time become the ezmlm/idx technical manual. The man pages are always installed with ezmlm. To read the man page for ezmlm, do:

        % man ezmlm
To read the man page for ezmlm-make, do:
        % man ezmlm-make

Also, take a look at Dan J. Bernstein's pages on ezmlm and other programs he has written at and the qmail home page at

4.2 More about this document.

This document is updated for ezmlm-0.53 and ezmlm-idx-0.32. It is available at as ``ezman-x.xx.format[.tar].gz''. ``x.xx'' is the version, ``format'' is the format, e.g. ``ps'', and ``.tar'' is present if the document consists of several files. ezmlm-idx versions have a 2 digit minor version number, with a third digit added for bug fixes (no new features). Thus, 0.314 is the forth bug fix release of 0.31. Manuals and FAQ follow a similar convention with the first two digits matching the version of the package. Thus, you should always get the documentation matching the first two digits (``xx'' in ``0.xxy''), and there chose the highest ``y'' available.

This document comes with absolutely no warranties. If there are errors or omissions in this manual, please send corrections/comments to the author. The manual is intended to be complete for users and moderators/administrators. For list owners, it is intended more as a summary and introduction to the FAQ.

Copyright and translations.

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These restrictions are intended to encourage translation, while making it possible to use this text in e.g. a printed book for sale, and publish such a book in any language. The remainder of this notice is intended to make it as easy as possible to disseminate this document in the wonderful world of free software.

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