Bulk email program for Mac?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have about 6000 subscribers. I send it about once every three months.
     
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    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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    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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    I need something for the Mac.
     
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    If you end up taking EmailCampaign for a test drive, let me know how it goes.
     
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    Never heard of it.
     
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    First reply on this thread. :D
     
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    Yeah, I just saw it. Do you know anyone that has used it?
     
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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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    You did?! It doesn't look like something you'd see at an apple store.
     
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    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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    Cool. I sent them an email. I'd also like to see more screen shots.
     
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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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