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Dada Mail


Dada Mail is a contemporary, mature and intuitive web-based email list management system.

Dada Mail handles Closed-Loop Opt-in subscriptions, sending complex announce-only and/or discussion mailing list messages with an advanced, fault-tolerant mass mailing monitor, supports the archiving/viewing/searching/resending/syndicating (rss, atom feeds) of sent messages and doing all this and a whole lot more with style.

Dada Mail can handle custom subscriber fields and searching these fields, allowing you to send mass mailing to only part of your mailing list. Dada Mail's email templating system allows you to create targeted and completely custom email messages (mail merging) for each and every one one of your subscribers.

Dada Mail is bundled with additional plugins and extensions to extend Dada Mail's capabilities. Some of the plugins/extensions support advanced bounce handling, clickthrough tracking, mass mail scheduling, blog interfaces of archived messages, AJAX subscription form trickery and lots of other surprises.

Dada Mail produces HTML5 web content and sticks to best practices when creating email messages. Write Once: Distribute Everywhere. Dada Mail is free software that you're able to use, modify, share and enhance under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Dada Mail is written in Perl because we love Perl.

Dada Mail's system requirements are minimal: it runs as a CGI script (running under FastCGI and PSGI are also options), requires only Perl 5.10.1, supports multiple SQL backend flavors, bundles all of its CPAN Perl module dependencies, and comes with a web-based installer. Download/Upload the distro, run the installer script.

Dada Mail works well in shared hosting environments thanks to its mass sending throttling capabilities. Dada Mail can also work well with large mailing lists that can utilize a third party email service, like Amazon SES.

Building Dada Mail

If you're pulling Dada Mail from its repository, you'll have to build the app to get it into a shape that will allow you to deploy it.

First, download the repo,

git clone

Then, run the bundled, script,

cd dada-mail

Once the script is done running, two files will be created in the distribution directory.

Follow the directions at, to install the app using the two files created.







Dada Mail is developed openly at:

"main" - always stable

Mailing List:


Copyright (c) 1999 - 2023 Justin Simoni All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software


Self-Hosted, Full Featured, Email Mailing List Manager. Announcement + Discussion Lists, Web-based Installer, Installs with minimal dependencies, sendmail/SMTP/Amazon SES supported




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