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My client would like to mailshot all her clients (2000 in total). She has all their e-mail addresses legitimately.

She has all the addresses in excel and we just need to mass-mail the clients with monthly offers.

Is this something that anyone has had experience in and could offer advice as to the best way to go about it.

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Many ISP’s don’t like bulk e-mails being sent through there email servers, because of the obvious spam connotations. They can sometimes apply a method of adding a growing time delay between email messages making it unusable over a certain amount, or even limiting an amount to be sent at anyone time.

There are many OSX mailing programs like mailings that will do this for you, releasing only a set amount of messages to get round this. But you really should have an easy method of enabling people to subscribe or un-subscribe to the list so you don’t fall foul of any Spam terms your ISP has set if you get found out.

Luckily we have mailing lists on our hosting accounts. Your 2000 email address can be copied into your mailing list, and html/plain text emails can be sent out from a control panel. Plus there is also a bit of code you can pop in a Freeway page, so users can easily add themselves, or remove themselves to a mailing list. Keeping your manual mailing list maintenance to a minimum, and adding new subscribers, you would not usually know about.

So I would check if your client has anything similar in their hosting.

David

On 28 May 2008, at 13:55, BigG wrote:

My client would like to mailshot all her clients (2000 in total). She has all their e-mail addresses legitimately.

She has all the addresses in excel and we just need to mass-mail the clients with monthly offers.

Is this something that anyone has had experience in and could offer advice as to the best way to go about it.

Thanks in advance.

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On Wed, 28 May 2008 08:55:07 -0400, BigG wrote:

Is this something that anyone has had experience in and could offer
advice as to the best way to go about it.

I’ve found Dada Mail very reliable:

http://mojo.skazat.com

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Thanks David (/Roger)

Would the mailing list scenario mean that they are on a list similar to this FWTalk list - I suspect my client would like the subscribe/unsubscribe options (I’m sure I have this on the servers) but they wouldn’t want mass emails back and forth on the mailing list address. They would literally want them as recipients - but I also suspect this is probably customisable.

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On 28 May 2008, at 15:15, David Owen wrote:

Many ISP’s don’t like bulk e-mails being sent through there email servers, because of the obvious spam connotations. They can sometimes apply a method of adding a growing time delay between email messages making it unusable over a certain amount, or even limiting an amount to be sent at anyone time.

There are many OSX mailing programs like mailings that will do this for you, releasing only a set amount of messages to get round this. But you really should have an easy method of enabling people to subscribe or un-subscribe to the list so you don’t fall foul of any Spam terms your ISP has set if you get found out.

Luckily we have mailing lists on our hosting accounts. Your 2000 email address can be copied into your mailing list, and html/plain text emails can be sent out from a control panel. Plus there is also a bit of code you can pop in a Freeway page, so users can easily add themselves, or remove themselves to a mailing list. Keeping your manual mailing list maintenance to a minimum, and adding new subscribers, you would not usually know about.

So I would check if your client has anything similar in their hosting.

David

On 28 May 2008, at 13:55, BigG wrote:

My client would like to mailshot all her clients (2000 in total). She has all their e-mail addresses legitimately.

She has all the addresses in excel and we just need to mass-mail the clients with monthly offers.

Is this something that anyone has had experience in and could offer advice as to the best way to go about it.

Thanks in advance.

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On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Nathan Garner <email@hidden> wrote:

Thanks David (/Roger)

Would the mailing list scenario mean that they are on a list similar to this FWTalk list - I suspect my client would like the subscribe/unsubscribe options (I’m sure I have this on the servers) but they wouldn’t want mass emails back and forth on the mailing list address. They would literally want them as recipients - but I also suspect this is probably customisable.

Nathan Garner
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On 28 May 2008, at 15:15, David Owen wrote:

Many ISP’s don’t like bulk e-mails being sent through there email servers, because of the obvious spam connotations. They can sometimes apply a method of adding a growing time delay between email messages making it unusable over a certain amount, or even limiting an amount to be sent at anyone time.

There are many OSX mailing programs like mailings that will do this for you, releasing only a set amount of messages to get round this. But you really should have an easy method of enabling people to subscribe or un-subscribe to the list so you don’t fall foul of any Spam terms your ISP has set if you get found out.

Luckily we have mailing lists on our hosting accounts. Your 2000 email address can be copied into your mailing list, and html/plain text emails can be sent out from a control panel. Plus there is also a bit of code you can pop in a Freeway page, so users can easily add themselves, or remove themselves to a mailing list. Keeping your manual mailing list maintenance to a minimum, and adding new subscribers, you would not usually know about.

So I would check if your client has anything similar in their hosting.

David

On 28 May 2008, at 13:55, BigG wrote:

My client would like to mailshot all her clients (2000 in total). She has all their e-mail addresses legitimately.

She has all the addresses in excel and we just need to mass-mail the clients with monthly offers.

Is this something that anyone has had experience in and could offer advice as to the best way to go about it.

Thanks in advance.

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Yes, I have been looking through it and can’t see that option. I have it all working the way I want it to, but the mailing list email is on the bottom along with the unsubscribe link. The unsubscribe link is fine, but if they email the mailing list it will go to all the members.

I will keep hunting I think.

Nathan Garner
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On 28 May 2008, at 17:35, Robin Stark wrote:

You can set your mailing list to be announcement only.

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Nathan Garner <email@hidden> wrote:

Thanks David (/Roger)

Would the mailing list scenario mean that they are on a list similar to this FWTalk list - I suspect my client would like the subscribe/unsubscribe options (I’m sure I have this on the servers) but they wouldn’t want mass emails back and forth on the mailing list address. They would literally want them as recipients - but I also suspect this is probably customisable.

Nathan Garner
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1 Elmgate Drive, Littledown, Bournemouth BH7 7EF
+44 (0)1202 301271
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On 28 May 2008, at 15:15, David Owen wrote:

Many ISP’s don’t like bulk e-mails being sent through there email servers, because of the obvious spam connotations. They can sometimes apply a method of adding a growing time delay between email messages making it unusable over a certain amount, or even limiting an amount to be sent at anyone time.

There are many OSX mailing programs like mailings that will do this for you, releasing only a set amount of messages to get round this. But you really should have an easy method of enabling people to subscribe or un-subscribe to the list so you don’t fall foul of any Spam terms your ISP has set if you get found out.

Luckily we have mailing lists on our hosting accounts. Your 2000 email address can be copied into your mailing list, and html/plain text emails can be sent out from a control panel. Plus there is also a bit of code you can pop in a Freeway page, so users can easily add themselves, or remove themselves to a mailing list. Keeping your manual mailing list maintenance to a minimum, and adding new subscribers, you would not usually know about.

So I would check if your client has anything similar in their hosting.

David

On 28 May 2008, at 13:55, BigG wrote:

My client would like to mailshot all her clients (2000 in total). She has all their e-mail addresses legitimately.

She has all the addresses in excel and we just need to mass-mail the clients with monthly offers.

Is this something that anyone has had experience in and could offer advice as to the best way to go about it.

Thanks in advance.

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I use one through cpanel (Mailman), but cannot find where to edit the footer.

Nathan Garner
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On 28 May 2008, at 18:26, Robin Stark wrote:

On my mailing list, it let me set what I wanted in the bottom of the email, so I took out the mailing list address and just left the unsubscribe address. Is it a mailing list through Cpanel?

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Nathan Garner <email@hidden> wrote:

Yes, I have been looking through it and can’t see that option. I have it all working the way I want it to, but the mailing list email is on the bottom along with the unsubscribe link. The unsubscribe link is fine, but if they email the mailing list it will go to all the members.

I will keep hunting I think.

Nathan Garner
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On 28 May 2008, at 17:35, Robin Stark wrote:

You can set your mailing list to be announcement only.

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Nathan Garner <email@hidden> wrote:

Thanks David (/Roger)

Would the mailing list scenario mean that they are on a list similar to this FWTalk list - I suspect my client would like the subscribe/unsubscribe options (I’m sure I have this on the servers) but they wouldn’t want mass emails back and forth on the mailing list address. They would literally want them as recipients - but I also suspect this is probably customisable.

Nathan Garner
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1 Elmgate Drive, Littledown, Bournemouth BH7 7EF
+44 (0)1202 301271
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On 28 May 2008, at 15:15, David Owen wrote:

Many ISP’s don’t like bulk e-mails being sent through there email servers, because of the obvious spam connotations. They can sometimes apply a method of adding a growing time delay between email messages making it unusable over a certain amount, or even limiting an amount to be sent at anyone time.

There are many OSX mailing programs like mailings that will do this for you, releasing only a set amount of messages to get round this. But you really should have an easy method of enabling people to subscribe or un-subscribe to the list so you don’t fall foul of any Spam terms your ISP has set if you get found out.

Luckily we have mailing lists on our hosting accounts. Your 2000 email address can be copied into your mailing list, and html/plain text emails can be sent out from a control panel. Plus there is also a bit of code you can pop in a Freeway page, so users can easily add themselves, or remove themselves to a mailing list. Keeping your manual mailing list maintenance to a minimum, and adding new subscribers, you would not usually know about.

So I would check if your client has anything similar in their hosting.

David

On 28 May 2008, at 13:55, BigG wrote:

My client would like to mailshot all her clients (2000 in total). She has all their e-mail addresses legitimately.

She has all the addresses in excel and we just need to mass-mail the clients with monthly offers.

Is this something that anyone has had experience in and could offer advice as to the best way to go about it.

Thanks in advance.

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On Wed, 28 May 2008 18:18:59 +0100, Nathan Garner wrote:

Yes, I have been looking through it and can’t see that option. I have
it all working the way I want it to, but the mailing list email is on
the bottom along with the unsubscribe link. The unsubscribe link is
fine, but if they email the mailing list it will go to all the
members.

This would be an option on any mailing program. Certainly on Dada Mail
the default is as an announcement-only list.

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Thanks for your posts Roger. It’s bound to in there somewhere, just a case of weeding it out.

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On 28 May 2008, at 18:41, Roger Houghton wrote:

On Wed, 28 May 2008 18:18:59 +0100, Nathan Garner wrote:

Yes, I have been looking through it and can’t see that option. I have

it all working the way I want it to, but the mailing list email is on

the bottom along with the unsubscribe link. The unsubscribe link is

fine, but if they email the mailing list it will go to all the

members.

This would be an option on any mailing program. Certainly on Dada Mail
the default is as an announcement-only list.

Roger


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Under Non-Digest Options? It says “Footer added to mail sent to regular list members.” Header options are there, too. I think that’s it, isn’t it?

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Nathan Garner <email@hidden> wrote:

I use one through cpanel (Mailman), but cannot find where to edit the footer.

Nathan Garner
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On 28 May 2008, at 18:26, Robin Stark wrote:

On my mailing list, it let me set what I wanted in the bottom of the email, so I took out the mailing list address and just left the unsubscribe address. Is it a mailing list through Cpanel?

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Nathan Garner <email@hidden> wrote:

Yes, I have been looking through it and can’t see that option. I have it all working the way I want it to, but the mailing list email is on the bottom along with the unsubscribe link. The unsubscribe link is fine, but if they email the mailing list it will go to all the members.

I will keep hunting I think.

Nathan Garner
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On 28 May 2008, at 17:35, Robin Stark wrote:

You can set your mailing list to be announcement only.

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Nathan Garner <email@hidden> wrote:

Thanks David (/Roger)

Would the mailing list scenario mean that they are on a list similar to this FWTalk list - I suspect my client would like the subscribe/unsubscribe options (I’m sure I have this on the servers) but they wouldn’t want mass emails back and forth on the mailing list address. They would literally want them as recipients - but I also suspect this is probably customisable.

Nathan Garner
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On 28 May 2008, at 15:15, David Owen wrote:

Many ISP’s don’t like bulk e-mails being sent through there email servers, because of the obvious spam connotations. They can sometimes apply a method of adding a growing time delay between email messages making it unusable over a certain amount, or even limiting an amount to be sent at anyone time.

There are many OSX mailing programs like mailings that will do this for you, releasing only a set amount of messages to get round this. But you really should have an easy method of enabling people to subscribe or un-subscribe to the list so you don’t fall foul of any Spam terms your ISP has set if you get found out.

Luckily we have mailing lists on our hosting accounts. Your 2000 email address can be copied into your mailing list, and html/plain text emails can be sent out from a control panel. Plus there is also a bit of code you can pop in a Freeway page, so users can easily add themselves, or remove themselves to a mailing list. Keeping your manual mailing list maintenance to a minimum, and adding new subscribers, you would not usually know about.

So I would check if your client has anything similar in their hosting.

David

On 28 May 2008, at 13:55, BigG wrote:

My client would like to mailshot all her clients (2000 in total). She has all their e-mail addresses legitimately.

She has all the addresses in excel and we just need to mass-mail the clients with monthly offers.

Is this something that anyone has had experience in and could offer advice as to the best way to go about it.

Thanks in advance.

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Genius, thank you so much.

Nathan Garner
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On 28 May 2008, at 18:49, Robin Stark wrote:

Under Non-Digest Options? It says “Footer added to mail sent to regular list members.” Header options are there, too. I think that’s it, isn’t it?

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 12:38 PM, Nathan Garner <email@hidden> wrote:

I use one through cpanel (Mailman), but cannot find where to edit the footer.

Nathan Garner
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On 28 May 2008, at 18:26, Robin Stark wrote:

On my mailing list, it let me set what I wanted in the bottom of the email, so I took out the mailing list address and just left the unsubscribe address. Is it a mailing list through Cpanel?

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Nathan Garner <email@hidden> wrote:

Yes, I have been looking through it and can’t see that option. I have it all working the way I want it to, but the mailing list email is on the bottom along with the unsubscribe link. The unsubscribe link is fine, but if they email the mailing list it will go to all the members.

I will keep hunting I think.

Nathan Garner
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1 Elmgate Drive, Littledown, Bournemouth BH7 7EF
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On 28 May 2008, at 17:35, Robin Stark wrote:

You can set your mailing list to be announcement only.

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Nathan Garner <email@hidden> wrote:

Thanks David (/Roger)

Would the mailing list scenario mean that they are on a list similar to this FWTalk list - I suspect my client would like the subscribe/unsubscribe options (I’m sure I have this on the servers) but they wouldn’t want mass emails back and forth on the mailing list address. They would literally want them as recipients - but I also suspect this is probably customisable.

Nathan Garner
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1 Elmgate Drive, Littledown, Bournemouth BH7 7EF
+44 (0)1202 301271
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Member of NAPP

On 28 May 2008, at 15:15, David Owen wrote:

Many ISP’s don’t like bulk e-mails being sent through there email servers, because of the obvious spam connotations. They can sometimes apply a method of adding a growing time delay between email messages making it unusable over a certain amount, or even limiting an amount to be sent at anyone time.

There are many OSX mailing programs like mailings that will do this for you, releasing only a set amount of messages to get round this. But you really should have an easy method of enabling people to subscribe or un-subscribe to the list so you don’t fall foul of any Spam terms your ISP has set if you get found out.

Luckily we have mailing lists on our hosting accounts. Your 2000 email address can be copied into your mailing list, and html/plain text emails can be sent out from a control panel. Plus there is also a bit of code you can pop in a Freeway page, so users can easily add themselves, or remove themselves to a mailing list. Keeping your manual mailing list maintenance to a minimum, and adding new subscribers, you would not usually know about.

So I would check if your client has anything similar in their hosting.

David

On 28 May 2008, at 13:55, BigG wrote:

My client would like to mailshot all her clients (2000 in total). She has all their e-mail addresses legitimately.

She has all the addresses in excel and we just need to mass-mail the clients with monthly offers.

Is this something that anyone has had experience in and could offer advice as to the best way to go about it.

Thanks in advance.

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