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Dada Mail

Dada Mail can help you manage a mailing list, offers complete support for safe, closed-loop opt-in subscriptions, sends out mass mailings, keeps an archive of your messages, and allows you to share your messages in many ways. It runs on your Web hosting account and you interact with it through your Web browser, making it available anywhere you have a connection to the Internet. You do not have to rely on a third-party list management system with costly monthly fees. It is rich with features, but tries to keep it simple. It is designed to favor flexibility, extensibility, and ease-of-use over core speed or extremely flashy but hard-to-use features. It is designed to be installed, set up, and understood by regular people who have Web sites, but has enough advanced features to entice more proficient users. If you've ever installed a bulletin board or blog software, you should be able to install Dada Mail without too many problems. Dada Mail can scale. You can install Dada Mail on most any basic hosting account and start sending out messages. If your mailing list grows large, you can switch to sending with a more powerful third-party system, like Amazon SES, where there's potentially no limit on the number of emails you may send, all without having to change mailing list management systems or your hosting.


Recent releases

  •  05 May 2014 21:03

    Release Notes: This is primarily a bugfix release, although some of issues fixed are fairly important things, if you are utilizing Profile Fields.

    •  30 Apr 2014 03:38

      Release Notes: This is primarily a bugfix release, although there are new configuration options in the included installer to enable the Global Blacklist and Global Unsubscribe features, as well as to set how much of your Amazon SES quota Dada Mail can take advantage of. "On Behalf Of (p.p. mode)" has been enable by default for discussion lists in the Bridge plugin, to work around the DMARC problems people have recently been facing. The Bounce Handler plugin now also has a few more specific rules to deal with bounces because of Yahoo's new DMARC policy.

      •  19 Apr 2014 03:50

        Release Notes: Bugs were fixed.

        •  07 Apr 2014 19:32

          Release Notes: Major features in this release include support for running private mailing lists, abuse reporting, saving subscription dates, advanced searching, and mass updating of subscribers and their related profile field information, as well as a new revision of the manual, now also available as a DRM-free PDF download.

          •  20 Mar 2014 23:06

            Release Notes: This release includes the following enhancements: private mailing lists, abuse reporting, subscriber subscription date saved as a timestamp, advanced search/partial sending list options, mass update of subscriber profile fields based on advanced search, support for required profile fields, and more powerful list control panel address importing.

            Recent comments

            07 Jul 2009 19:45 leaddadaist

            @pabs3, every bit of code in Dada Mail is released under the GPL and available to download, via the github repo's:



            This includes all the extensions and plugins that also accompany Dada Mail.

            There is a distro called, "Pro Dada" which has small changes to its config, but mostly is about the Dada Mail Manual, which is a downloadable manual for the program, which you do have to pay for.

            If you could, please get your facts straight, before posting such an immature comment. Thanks!

            23 Mar 2009 07:32 pabs3

            Ewww, GPL-payware.

            28 Oct 2006 13:32 darkelder

            Name change
            Dada Mail is formerly known as Mojo Mail

            08 May 2005 04:15 leaddadaist

            Re: Very nice
            Check out - which is a replacement for - there is no limitation of the name of the email address used to send mail to - it's as arbitrary as an email address itself can be :)



            04 Jan 2005 12:49 leaddadaist

            Re: Very nice

            > 1) Although this is mailing list There is, however, an

            > extension that can be used for this

            > (, but little work has been

            > put into it.


            > 2) For the extension, you

            > are highly limited by what you can use

            > for the lists' email addresses. Only 16

            > characters and alpha-numeric at that.

            Actually all work on has been stopped. In it's place is at the moment,


            Which can set the mailing list email address to what ever you would like.


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