SAN CARLOS, Calif. – February 4, 2009 – MarkLogic Corporation, a leading provider of infrastructure software for information applications, today announced the availability of a new version of MarkMail, a free service for searching mailing list archives. Powered by MarkLogic Server, MarkMail 2.0 introduces several new capabilities for enhanced user customization, personalization, and notification. The new version enables users to register for personalized views of search results, secure access to private mailing list archives, and the ability to create Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds in order to be alerted to new content sources.
Site Registration and Login – MarkMail 2.0 allows users to utilize a customizable search experience via secure site registration. Once registered, users are provided with an individual username and password for full access to the new MarkMail 2.0 capabilities.
Personalized Display Settings – the newest version of MarkMail introduces a variety of modified display settings that empower users to better navigate through search results, including message date and time display. These settings make it simpler to identify when messages were posted to determine their timeliness to a given thread.
Creation of User-Defined “Named Sets” – MarkMail 2.0 allows users to define a group of messages interrelated by topic, date range, sender, or recipient. For example, a user could create a set containing “all messages relating to Java prior to 2005 sent by John Smith.” With traditional search engines, these messages would be scattered across a dozen arbitrary lists, making it very difficult for users to reference this one result set. With MarkMail 2.0, the ability to create “named sets” brings these messages together under a user-defined name. Users also have the ability to perform intra-set searches and share “named sets” with other users in the MarkMail community by distinguishing these queries as “public.”
Personalized RSS Feeds – the latest version of MarkMail provides a platform for users to establish RSS feeds to actively track various topics of interest. As new relevant messages are archived by MarkMail, users are automatically alerted that new information has become available.
Multi-Tenant Privacy – MarkMail 2.0 includes an infrastructure built for multi-tenant privacy. Once authorized by the appropriate MarkMail users, registered visitors can now login and gain access to private list archives and view messages not available to the general public. This feature is particularly useful because it allows different workgroups within an organization to view exclusive archives without making them available to non-authorized users.
MarkMail was launched in November 2007 with four million messages from the Apache Software Foundation. Since the site’s unveiling, MarkMail has garnered rave reviews from both the community and industry watchers, and continues to add content relevant to a wide breadth of software developers. Today, MarkMail hosts more than 36 million messages across 6,860 mailing lists, including umbrella communities such as Apache, Codehaus, Mozilla, and the World Wide Web Consortium, technology-specific communities such as Eclipse, GNOME, KDE, MySQL, NetcoolUsers, Perl, Python and Xen, and a broad spectrum of other projects.
“MarkMail 2.0 moves the site from a read-only model, where everyone sees the same things, to a read-write model where each person can log in and customize their own view. Users can now configure their view preferences and create custom sets to track just the messages that matter to them. They can also share those sets with others who have similar interests and host private lists that aren’t visible outside a secured group,” said Jason Hunter, principal technologist for MarkMail, MarkLogic Corporation. “These new features make it even easier and faster to search and discover messages against mailing list archives.”
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