Major Major

Release date: 
Thursday, 29 January, 2004



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Major Major is a mailing list manager for OS/2. It lets you create multiple mailing lists on your machine. People subscribe to these lists by mailing a "subscribe" command to Major Major (there is also an "unsubscribe" command). You can also subscribe/unsubscribe people in your role as system manager.

Now with support for multiple languages.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Online documentation:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Major Major v. 3.6 (19/2/2024, Peter Moylan) Readme/What's new
Major Major - a mailing list manager for OS/2 ============================================= This program is distributed as open-source freeware. Author: Peter Moylan Web: PREREQUISITES To make this work, you need the ability to create e-mail accounts. One way to do this is to request your ISP to create the extra accounts for you, because the mail server doesn't have to be on the same machine as Major Major. Another way to do it is to become your own postmaster, by installing a mail server (e.g. Weasel) on your own computer. You can get Weasel from the same place as you got this program. If you don't like Weasel, you can find other SMTP and POP3 servers by looking in the usual OS/2 archive sites, for example <>. INSTALLATION Create a suitable directory, e.g. D:\Apps\Major. Unzip the zip file into that directory. (If you are upgrading from an earlier version, unzip into the same directory as you used for that earlier version, so that you can continue to use your existing configuration data.) Now you are ready to go. The script makefolder.cmd is optional. If you run it, it will create a folder on the desktop containing appropriate program objects. The desktop folder is a convenience, but is not essential. There are two executables. Admin.EXE is the configuration program, and you should run this first. (And you should run it again any time you want to create a new mailing list, delete a mailing list, etc.) Note that Admin.EXE does NOT create e-mail accounts. You have to do this in your mail server software. You need at least two mail accounts: one for Major Major itself -- this is the e-mail address that receives things like "subscribe" requests -- and then one for each mailing list you create. To run N mailing lists you need N+1 e-mail accounts. Major.EXE is the program that checks for mail, sends out mail to people on the mailing lists, etc. You should leave this running all the time. If you need to terminate it, type Ctrl/C. Alternatively, you may terminate it by running the Rexx script Shutmajor.cmd that you will find in the 'tools' subdirectory. This automated shutdown method will be useful if you use a technique (such as that found in xWorkplace) that cleanly closes running applications during shutdown of the operating system. The 'tools' directory can be ignored by most people. Most of the tools are Rexx scripts to do things that would normally be done by running the Admin.exe program. They are useful if you want to automate some operations. (For example, controlling Major Major from a web interface.) The 'Canned' directory contains some sample messages. If you edit these, I suggest you give your versions different file names, or put them in a different directory, so that your customised files will not be overwritten when you upgrade to a future new version of Major Major. JOIN THE MAJOR MAJOR MAILING LIST To give me feedback about what you like and dislike about this program, and to have discussions with other users, send an e-mail to The body of this e-mail message should contain the single line: subscribe majormajor-list You should get an e-mail back saying that your subscription was successful. LIST OF CHANGES Version 3.6 (19 Feb 2023) Fixed: In ListChecker, stopped TimeToSleep going negative. Added: we now delete any existing DKIM-Signature header, and generate a new one. Version 3.4 (23 Jan 2023) Added check for list trying to subscribe to itself. Checks in Admin.exe for conflict between owners or members with name of list. If looping is detected in mail to the MajorMajor administrator, an error is logged and the offending mail file is saved.  local copy
Record updated last time on: 29/02/2024 - 05:39

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