Create an email discussion group

  • Framalistes is full! The service does not close, but is restricted: you can continue to manage your lists as usual, but it is no longer possible to create new ones.
    We are opening Framagroupes, an equivalent ethical discussion list service, on a new server. If you want to create a new list, go to!

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What is it?

Framalistes allows you to create an email group: any person subscribed to your group can receive the emails sent to the group and can in turn participate. It is down to you to choose whether your group is public, semi-private or private.


Create an account on the Framalistes site to make, configure and manage your email group, or simply to find groups which interest you and manage your subscriptions.


Framalistes has some limitations:

  • no more than 500 subscribers per list;
  • no mass addition of subscribers;
  • the shared document space is only 10Mio and the maximum message size is 5Mio;
  • we do not offer list migration (as for example from Yahoo groups);
  • we do not allow the use of Framalistes for the distribution of newsletters;
  • the conservation of list archives is limited to 12 months.

This service is offered subject to acceptance of our terms and conditions and may be moderated according to our moderation policy.

Framalistes, one of several projects

Framalistes, an emancipatory tool

The economy of your attention

The Framalistes is free, without ads or click traps. Our goal is to host a tool that serves you and does not use you.

Contrary to the adage, here, you are not the product.

Controlling your data

Framasoft collects as little data as possible.

You have complete autonomy over it.

We have no interest in tracking your behaviour, nor in exploiting it.

Respecting your freedoms

Framalistes is based a Free-libre software¹. Its code is transparent, publicly auditable and there are no hidden features.

It is built by the community, and everyone is free to fork it and lead the project in new directions.

¹ Sympa – License GNU GPL v2

Framalistes is an installation of the free software Sympa on the Framasoft servers. Its free license allows you to study its code, contribute to it and install it on your own server.

Why offer Framalistes?

Using Framalistes is the first step on the road to your digital autonomy.

Entrusting your data to a host implies having reasons to to trust it. Framasoft commits to clear conditions¹ to host services with respect to your integrity.

¹ see our Terms of Use and our charter

Creating a resilient ecosystem

Framasoft is one of many actors offering online services hosted with a strong ethic, with the objective of decentralisation.

To take a step further in your digital emancipation, find the same service hosted near you by one of the members of the Collective of independant, transparent, open, neutral and ethical hosters: the CHATONS!

Contributing to the digital commons

Behind a service like Framalistes there is a political proposal: exploring an alternative to surveillance capitalism by experimenting with the contribution society.

By offering uses, feedback and contributions to Sympa, we participate in maintaining the vibrancy of a common resource.

Who is behind Framalistes?

Framalistes is proposed by a French not-for-profit association: Framasoft

Created in 2004, the association is now dedicated to popular education on the challenges of the digital age and the cultural commons. Our small structure (39 including 11) is known the De-google-ify Internet project (16 ethical and alternative online tools) and for the development of PeerTube, Mobilizon, etc. Recognized as being of general interest Framasoft is funded at 93% by your donations, which are tax deductible for French taxpayers.

Support Framasoft

Because freedom doesn’t mean it’s free…

Framasoft is a not-for-profit which can only keep running thanks to your donations. Do you like what we do? Do you think we’re going in the right direction? If so, and you’re able to make a donation, we’d very much appreciate it!

1. I want to give to Framasoft

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In France, thanks to the tax deduction of 66%, your donation of €10 will cost you only €3.

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