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Old Jan 22, 2008, 03:41 AM   #1
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Bulk email program for Mac?

I need a program so I can send emails to all my newsletter subscribers. I've looked at the bulk emailing services, but I don't make any money from my newsletter. What is out there?
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:24 AM   #2
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I'm wondering the same thing myself.

I know EmailCampaign is out there, and not unreasonably priced, but I don't know squat about how good it is.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:30 AM   #3
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There is one called Email Commander that was a MacUpdate promo awhile back. However, I found it didn't have proper throttling controls (my host only allows 200mails/hour) so thats a no-go. There is one more I heard of called Mailings but I haven't properly looked into that yet.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:31 AM   #4
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am I wrong in thinking you could just make a group of the newsletter recipients and email to that group each time?
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:58 AM   #5
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With Mail? Well, not if you have thousands of people in your list. Mail will send it all at once and your ISP will be pretty unhappy...
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 02:02 PM   #6
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With Mail? Well, not if you have thousands of people in your list. Mail will send it all at once and your ISP will be pretty unhappy...


I have about 6000 subscribers. I send it about once every three months.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 02:03 PM   #7
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am I wrong in thinking you could just make a group of the newsletter recipients and email to that group each time?


No, these have to be personalized. Mainly because I put a one click unsubscribe link at the bottom of the page and I can't do that if I BCC everyone.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 02:21 PM   #8
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I use this on a Windows PC for list servs for a group I belong to. It's currently managing 7 lists for me but they aren't the size of your group.

http://www.xtreeme.com/mailxpert/

I know it's Windows but it's reasonably priced and works great. Maybe you could run it with Fusion or in Bootcamp.
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If Windows is an option, Worldmerge by ColoradoSoft. That's what I used for years on the Windows side. Now I'm looking for a Mac replacement.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 02:52 PM   #10
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If Windows is an option, Worldmerge by ColoradoSoft. That's what I used for years on the Windows side. Now I'm looking for a Mac replacement.

I need something for the Mac.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 03:10 PM   #11
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Have you seen this?

http://mac360.com/index.php/mac360/c...your_mac_free/
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That's just an article about sending HTML newsletters. I'm looking for a bulk email program. There is one program they make reference to, but it's pointless for what I need.

http://homepage.mac.com/julifos/soft...ter/index.html
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If you end up taking EmailCampaign for a test drive, let me know how it goes.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 11:41 PM   #14
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If you end up taking EmailCampaign for a test drive, let me know how it goes.

Never heard of it.
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Has anyone used Mac Mass Mailer?
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Never heard of it.
First reply on this thread.
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Old Jan 23, 2008, 12:14 AM   #17
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First reply on this thread.
Yeah, I just saw it. Do you know anyone that has used it?
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Old Jan 23, 2008, 12:28 AM   #18
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I do not. I just saw it on the shelves of the Apple store, and have wondering about it myself.
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Old Jan 23, 2008, 12:33 AM   #19
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I do not. I just saw it on the shelves of the Apple store, and have wondering about it myself.
You did?! It doesn't look like something you'd see at an apple store.
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I do not. I just saw it on the shelves of the Apple store, and have wondering about it myself.
The "Try Demo" link doesn't even work!
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LOL. Ouch.

I have a small send to do on Feb 1. Perhaps I'll give one of the two mentioned in this thread a try. If I do, I'll post about it here.
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LOL. Ouch.

I have a small send to do on Feb 1. Perhaps I'll give one of the two mentioned in this thread a try. If I do, I'll post about it here.

Cool. I sent them an email. I'd also like to see more screen shots.
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Old Jan 24, 2008, 09:54 PM   #23
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I know it's not a Mac program, but have you tried phplist? It's free and as long as you have a webhost it's relatively easy to setup and use. I've been using it for a few years and it even does batch emailing (throttling), user controlled subscribe/unsubscribe, personalization, and more. For free I've been very happy with it.
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I downloaded MacMassMail and tested it out. I sent a test message to myself, haven't gotten it yet. It leaches onto the Apple Mail program to send, which I don't like. Basically, it sends using the ISP you use for email. I wish it had a feature to set the servers you want to use.

Edit... I just got the test email. It went to my bulk email folder.
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I'm wondering the same thing myself.

I know EmailCampaign is out there, and not unreasonably priced, but I don't know squat about how good it is.


I found this with more screen shots. It lets you set the server to send, which I like. I'm thinking I'll try this program and MailServe.

http://summitsoft.fileburst.com/Emai...ilCampaign.pdf
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