3.6.4 Release Candidate ready for testing

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A release candidate is available for testing for the upcoming version 3.6.4! This RC introduces improvements and fixes.

You can get a copy of the RC version from GitHub or SourceForge. On SourceForge you will notice that files are named “phplist-3.6.4-RC3” and that is because the build process failed initially.

Changes have been made to address the following issues:

New feature:

When marking a message as sent, set the “Sent” field to the current time. Have a look at Pull Request #775


  • Handling PHP 8 better and considering an installer as a “superuser”. Have a look at Pull Request #777
  • Reintroduce composer.json after failure in including the file during build process - problem caused when build and release process changed during the last release. See Pull Request #779.



Upgrade from releases older than phpList 3.3.7-RC1 following the usual upgrade process. You can get a copy of the RC version on SourceForge as well.

Use the Automatic Updater if you are running phpList 3.3.7 or later.

Use your phpList as normal, and report any new problems that you find.

Activating the REST API

If you haven’t checked the REST API yet, you can see the dedicated chapter in the manual to help you get started with it: API and Integrations.

Reporting issues

Report any issues you find with phpList3 RC to the phpList3 GitHub repository, selecting “release candidate” in the Labels’ dropdown menu.

Use the usual bug fixing process if you know how to fix it.

Report any issues you find with phpList 4 core or REST API to the corresponding repo on GitHub.

Please read the contribution guide on how to contribute and how to run the unit tests and style checks locally.

Happy testing!


@mariana The version file https://download.phplist.org/version.json still has 3.6.3 as the current version. The updater does not recognise a new version is available

Yes, the whole update system is not working as desired. There’s no distinction between stable and unstable. This needs some work. So, for now, we’ll keep the download server only for stable versions and not for RCs.