Powerful And Free Newsletter Manager: phplist

Sending newsletters to 1000’s of users, tracking clicks, unsubscribe links, risk of sending e-mails twice? Yes, these are some concerns of newsletter management.

phplist, an open source PHP – MySQL based newsletter management application makes sending newsletters easy, professional and managable.

Free Newsletter Manager

Some powerful features of phplist:

  • No duplicate messages. No ‘forgotten’ messages.
  • View and click tracking
  • Templating and multiple subscribe pages
  • Dynamic subscriber columns
  • User specific content like "name, e-mail"
  • Lists
  • RSS subscription
  • Scheduling
  • CVS import and export
  • Bounce detection and cleaning
  • Auto PDF messages
  • Attachments
  • Throttling to prevent server overload

This open source newsletter manager can also be integrated with the current subscriber base with the built-in import feature or some coding for syncronazing databases.

  1. Reply fedmich June 1, 2008 at 1:32 AM

    I wonder why no one commented on this yet? no one interested or are they using other tool?

    I prefer using desktop application myself though.

  2. Reply Umut M. June 1, 2008 at 9:43 AM


    I use a desktop application too. On the other hand, for customer projects, I used phplist several times and very happy with it.

    BTW, thanks for all the comments:).

  3. Reply Ajay June 18, 2008 at 4:37 AM

    i am using phplist for newsletters,
    can i import newsletters from other sources like websites to the phplist and send it to a group?

  4. Reply Umut M. June 18, 2008 at 7:36 AM


    Sorry I’m not sure about it. You better check the product documentation for this.

  5. Reply Dave October 8, 2008 at 2:32 AM

    Hi! Hope you can help me in PhPlist. The Unsubscribe link not working and many of my client emailed me a report the unsubscribe link dosen’t work and this resulted my email and my website reported as a spam. Can you give me a solution to this problem. Thanks!

  6. Reply DeeJay Marrulla April 15, 2009 at 11:02 PM

    Hi, i’m just try diferent mailing software for my clients. like pommo. but i realize thath pommo can’t track sent mails. Is phplist the right one to track open mails? can i send 2500 mails?, thanks.

  7. Reply Utopie Web Design Liverpool July 2, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    @DJ, yes, PHP list tracks emails.

    I’m put off from using it because of the interface. It’s a shame, I think PoMmo and phpLists should team up together… be nice to have something between the 2.

    What Desktop aps are people using then? Might look into this avenue.

  8. Reply WNCC Moderator February 27, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    I respect the effort of the developers but this is not ready for prime time. I write php scripts for several web sites and realize that it has its limitations. However, phplist is too quirky in my opinion. My webhost installed it for me. The first time I tried to configure and use phplist, it was so frustrating that I scrapped it and started over. This time, it had system errors that prevented it from sending messages. Scrapped that and carefully set it up the third time. It actually sent messages but was so primitive that I just said “forget it”. However, as the developers emphasized “it is free”. Don’t complain, just don’t use it.

  9. Reply dj August 30, 2011 at 6:41 AM


    Currently i’m using phplist to send newsletter .Now we manually entry the newsletter html from our-site to phplist admin when we send a newsletter . Is it possible to send the newsletter from our-site to phplist automatically without the copy /paste data from html file .

  10. Reply Lee July 26, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    I have been using phplist for nearly one year now. I find it quite user friendly.

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