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I had been using Wysija to send out newsletters to my subscribers for a while now. However as my list of subscribers grows it is becoming harder and harder to manage and therefore I had to find an alternative to Wysija which was not up to the task.
In this case I stumbled upon a nice WordPress plugin called MyMail which has been feaured on CodeCanyon, one of my favorite places to look for scripts and ideas. After looking through the features I immediately bought the plugin and tried it on my blog.
What can I say? I love it!
It simply works and does everything I want it to do.
Let’s begin with the template system.
As you can see above, it is nice, clean and easy to use. The thorough documentation gives a great understanding of how to use the template tags to automatically fill in information for posts. In this case I had the template set up as an “autoresponder” which will send an automatic email to any one of the lists I have 10 minutes after I make a post. Scheduling is easy as you can see below.
Here I can choose how long the autoresponder should wait before sending out my newsletter. I can of course change the reason why it was sent out. Currently I have this set to “something has been published” however I can change this to trigger on a new user registration for example.
I can even test how “spammy” my mail is and directly send a test email to see how things look.
Importing my list of subscribers from Wysija was easy as Wysija allows for a CSV export which you can simly drag and drop in the form shown below.
In addition, the settings for this plugin are extensive which makes it soo much better than anything else I have used.
Here I can handle bounced messages.
It also had a nice little feature to help me setup SPF records and DKIM as seen here.
Overall I am really impressed with this plugin and it even came with a nice little widget :)
Please let me know if I missed anything! I would love to hear your experiences with newsletter services and plugins. Feel free to get in touch with me at any time.