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Joe Bannon

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Jan 7, 2008
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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?
 

jeremynsl

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Jan 6, 2008
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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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davidwarren

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Aug 28, 2007
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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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jeremynsl

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Jan 6, 2008
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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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Joe Bannon

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Jan 7, 2008
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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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GregE

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Nov 28, 2007
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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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Mac In School

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Jun 21, 2007
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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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kfordham281

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Dec 4, 2007
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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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Joe Bannon

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Jan 7, 2008
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Dallas, Texas
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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