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Dada Mail 3.0.1 Released. Feature Fundraiser

 
From: "[list_settings.list_name]" <justin@dadamailproject.com>
Subject: Dada Mail 3.0.1 Released. Feature Fundraiser
Date: November 26th 2008

Hello Everyone,

Table of Contents:

  • Dada Mail Feature Fundraiser
  • Dada Mail 3.0.1 Stable Released
  • What is Dada Mail?
  • The Dada Mail Demo
  • Pro Dada 3
  • The Dada Mail Manual
  • Professional Installation Services

:: Dada Mail Feature Fundraiser

See:

http://dadamailproject.com/fundraiser.html

We've started a new fundraiser! This fundraiser not only allows you to help cover the costs of development time for exciting new features of Dada Mail, we're also allowing you to vote on which feature we'll be working on!

You can make a pledge via Fundable:

http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2008-11-24.5962353285

And vote at:

http://dadamailproject.com/support/boards/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=608

You don't have to pledge to vote, but if we don't reach our goal, we can't add the features! Features range from a user-editable subscriber fields to a new Dada Mail Wizard-Style Web Based Installer. Vote for your favorite missing feature today!

We're really really excited on the fundraiser. It'll go on for about a month - so you have from a little before Thanksgiving to Christmas Day to pledge and vote. What's more, the more pledges made, the more features we'll add. There's some incentives to pledging as well, described in the links above.

We're also going to add the total purchases for Pro Dada made for the next 30 days into the total funds raised, to allow more features to be added.

Finally, we're running, until Christmas day, a special on Pro Dada installations/upgrades - regularly $100, we're running a sale and having them 25% off - $75. See below for more information -v

:: Dada Mail 3.0.1 Stable Released

Download Dada Mail:

http://dadamailproject.com/download

Dada Mail is a Free Download.

This is a bug-fix only release of Dada Mail - but we've accumulated well over 20 bugs found and squashed. This release should be a breeze of an upgrade, if you're running Dada Mail 3.0.0. See the changelog:

http://dadamailproject.com/support/documentation-dada-3_0_1/changes.pod.html

for more information.

:: What is Dada Mail?

Dada Mail is a completely contemporary, mature and intuitive web-based e-mail list management system, which runs on most any Unix-like hosting account that can run custom CGI scripts. Dada Mail is also a conceptual art project.

Dada Mail handles Closed-Loop Opt-in/Opt-out subscriptions, sending complex announce-only and/or discussion mailing list messages with an advanced, fault-tolerant mass mailing monitor, supports the archiving/viewing/searching/resending/syndicating (rss, atom) of sent messages and doing all this and a whole lot more with style.

Dada Mail can handle custom subscriber fields and you can use the information it captures for partial list sending based on a query and Dada Mail's email templating system allows you to create targeted and completely custom email messages for each and every one one of your subscribers.

Dada Mail is bundled with additional plugins and extensions to extend Dada Mail's capabilities. Some of the plugins/extensions support advanced bounce handling, clickthrough tracking, mass mail scheduling, blog interfaces of archived messages, AJAX subscription form trickery and lots of other surprises.

Dada Mail produces XHTML valid web content and sticks to best practices when creating email messages. Write Once: Distribute Everywhere. Dada Mail is free software that you're able to use, modify, share and enhance under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Dada Mail is written in Perl because we love Perl.

:: The Dada Mail Demo

Want to play around with the program before downloading? Try our demo:

http://demo.dadamailproject.com

:: Pro Dada 3

Pro Dada is a version of Dada Mail for people who want to support the Dada Mail Project financially.

For the last 8+ years, Dada Mail has been written primarily by one developer and the Dada Mail project is what's been paying his college student loans and helping him develop as an active, prolific, exhibiting Artist. Thank you for everyone's support in the last 8+ years.

A purchase of Pro Dada 3 gives you a One Year Subscription allowing you to:

  • Download Pro Dada, a version of Dada Mail configured without list creation or subscription quota restrictions
  • Download the Dada Mail Manual, a user-centric manual covering most all of Dada Mail's List Control Panel, as well as installing and upgrading Dada Mail and with a few other advanced topics - over 20 chapters in all.
  • View the same Dada Mail Manual conveniently online
  • In Program Nag Messages un-Nagged
  • Warm Fuzzy Feelings that you're supporting a developing Career Artist, Independent Programmer and Free Software in General

Pro Dada is self-serve, so you may purchase it via PayPal at:

http://dadamailproject.com/purchase/pro.html

And download it at:

http://dadamailproject.com/pro_dada

Your subscription keeps the Dada Mail Project running. More information, screen shots of the Subscriber back end and a Table of Contents of the Dada Mail Manual can be found at the aforementioned:

http://dadamailproject.com/purchase/pro.html

:: The Dada Mail Manual

The Dada Mail Manual has replaced the Magic Book. It's filled with all new documentation, heavily covering almost every single list administration screen as well as installation, configuration, plugins/extensions and other more advanced topics.

In 3.0, there's links to the relevant topics in most every list control panel screen of your own Dada Mail installation, so help is now just a click away.

The Dada Mail Manual is more user-centered than the Magicbook was, filling the need for an actual manual of the program, instead of a book of tricks.

We think it's pretty amazing and is currently only offered with a Pro Dada Subscription and with our own installation services.

We've put six whole sample chapters up that detail the Basic, Advanced and Semi-Automatic Installation Methods of Dada Mail, as well as Configuring Dada Mail for the SQL Backend and Upgrading Dada Mail. Start reading them at:

http://dadamailproject.com/installation

Again, if you're already a subscriber (subscriptions are a year in length), start downloading and reading the new Dada Mail Manual, as well as grab a copy of Pro Dada at:

http://dadamailproject.com/pro_dada

If not, go ahead and help support the Dada Mail Project:

http://dadamailproject.com/purchase/pro.html

If you've purchased only the Dada Mail Magicbook in the last year, well, today is your lucky day - contact us and we'll transform your Magicbook-only subscription to a Pro Dada subscription, complete with the Dada Mail Manual. Thanks for supporting Dada Mail by Subscribing the Magicbook and you're welcome.

:: Professional Installation Services

Get a professional installation done by us with many plugins and extensions offered (7 in all are included at the base price and many more can be added for a little more extra).

Let us upgrade your current Dada Mail - no matter what the version is to 3.0 and keep all your old list subscribers, settings and archives. You'll also help keep the Dada Mail Project afloat.

Here's more information:

http://dadamailproject.com/installation/request.html

We're running a special until Christmas Day - installations and upgrades, regularly $100, we'll be $75. So take advantage of this and request an installation!

Finally, our Pro Dada installations also give you a full year subscription to Pro Dada and the Dada Mail Manual - complete with download links for Pro Dada and the Dada Mail Manual.

Thanks for reading and I hope to hear great things about Dada Mail 3.0.1 and what you're all using it for.

Have a great experience you'd like to share? We'd love to hear about them!

Justin J
Lead Dadaist
The Dada Mail Project
http://dadamailproject.com

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