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5.1 Why use an SQL database with ezmlm?

The main advantages are that you are using an address database system that can easily be accessed from any number of other programs via ODBC, perl, java, PHP, ... You can easily hook up ezmlm with your customer database, etc. ezmlm programs compiled with SQL support (and when available also those compiled with support for other SQL servers) are entirely backwards compatible. You can mix SQL dbs with normal ezmlm dbs, and convert lists between them.