ListSTAR for Mac

By MCF Software Free to try

Developer's Description

ListSTAR is the most powerful and flexible automated email processor for the Macintosh. It allows you to create and maintain Internet mailing lists, automated email response systems ("EMail-On-Demand") and direct mailing lists on the Internet and your local email network. Easy-to-use templates will help you have your lists up and running within minutes. It can be configured via Rules and scripts (AppleScripts and applications) to do just about anything with email.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3

  • The main folder has been renamed from ListSTAR/SMTP to ListSTAR_SMTP or ListSTAR/POP to ListSTAR_POP. In addition, the "Message Spool/SMTP" folder has been renamed to "Message Spool SMTP". These changes were done to work around a bug in the Classic Layer of MacOS X. ListSTAR now works cleanly under Classic.
  • When you create a new service using the templates, you will now be prompted for the name of the list and the services and address lists will automatically be renamed after the template completes. No more manual renaming.
  • The ESC key can be used as the Cancel button in most dialogs.
  • The Closed Mailing list and the Closed Moderated Mailing list templates so that when a user switches between digest and normal mode, the switch is done correctly.
  • When a new template is imported, ListSTAR will now ensure that the timer service gets triggered. Previously, ListSTAR would not run the timer until a rule in the timer was edited.
  • One error dialog referred to Quarterdeck, and now refers to MCF Software.
  • ListSTAR/POP was changed so that when a timer service sends a message, the To: field will be set to the reply-to address, if it is entered, instead of the POP3 login name and server.
  • When a message comes in with only MIME sections, any plain-text content is saved into the message. This should fix the problem of digests that only contain "this message is mime encoded" messages and no text.
  • The Announcement list template was fixed to use the correct regular expression in the Email Administration rule.
  • The SMTP panel of the General Preferences dialog was fixed so that when you select a double digit number of senders and/or receivers, you actually see the number instead of "...".
  • The Address List window was fixed so that if you attempt to edit an address list that has more than 32,000 addresses, ListSTAR no longer crashes or hangs. A side effect of this fix is that opening address lists should be a bit faster. I still recommend that you use an external editor for address lists larger than 25,000 due to speed issues. This is because ListSTAR does not actually load the address list into memory but pages it into RAM as necessary.
  • Added an option to check and limit the size of incoming attachments. This is under the Enclosures panel of the General Preferences. You should check the Enclosures Panel of the General Preferences to ensure that the settings are what you want. Make sure that you click the OK button to dismiss the dialog to ensure that the settings get saved!
  • Fixed a bug in the renaming of services that was preventing an audit from occurring and hence causing problems with other services that referenced the service that was renamed.


Release August 25, 2008
Date Added November 4, 2002
Version 2.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS Classic
Additional Requirements
  • System 7.5 or higher
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