As defined: Melee - a confused mass of people. "the melee of people that was always thronging the streets"
Mailing Engine List Engine: A very small mailing list manager writen from scratch for small to moderate sized mailing lists. 2 to 1000+ people. Written in PHP (7.3+) the entire system including web management and css is currently less than 2MB. Melee requires a single MariaDB/MySQL table for member management and a working SMTP and IMAP server. Unlike legacy mailing list managers and mailing engines, Melee receives from an standard IMAP account, and emails via a standard SMTP server. Configuration is via editing a single config file.
Currently, all administrative functions are CLI and SQL, but a seperate admin web interface is in the works.
Created by Mike Harrison of GeekLabs.com for Chugalug, who struggled to maintain it as a sharable project at: GitHub.
The struggle comes from Mike's bad habits of editing code in production and hard coding things that should be config variables..