Dada Mail 3.0.4 Released

From: "[list_settings.list_name]" <justin@dadamailproject.com>
Subject: Dada Mail 3.0.4 Released
Date: July 7th 2009

Hello Everyone,

Table of Contents:

  • Dada Mail 3.0.4 Stable Released
  • Pro Dada 3
  • Professional Installation Services
  • The Dada Mail Manual -
  • Dada Mail 3.1 Alpha 2 Released! -

    Profiles and Subscriber-Editable Fields

  • Simple Scripts Installer for Dada Mail

:: Dada Mail 3.0.4 Stable Released

Download Dada Mail:


Dada Mail is a Free Download.

This is a bug-fix only release of Dada Mail - no new features, just more rock-solid stability. This release should be a breeze of an upgrade if you're running Dada Mail 3.0.0 - 3.0.3. See the changelog:


for more information.

:: 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 9+ 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 9+ 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 23 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:


And download it at:


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


:: 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 3.0.4 and keep all your old list subscribers, settings and archives. You'll also help keep the Dada Mail Project afloat.

Here's more information:


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.

:: 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 are 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 nine 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:


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:


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


:: Dada Mail 3.1 Alpha 2 Released!

We've been quite hard at work on the new version of Dada Mail, that's currently in Alpha quality. You can download it at:





Please let us know your impressions!

.: Profiles and Subscriber-Editable Fields

The largest feature changes you'll find is the addition of Subscriber Profiles that allow Subscribers to edit their own subscriber information, including their subscriber fields. These new advancements are apart of the Dada Mail fundraiser that we just finished up.

Here's some information on the changes to expect from this release:


:: 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:


:: Simple Scripts Installer for Dada Mail

We're pretty excited about this:

Simple Script is a web app installing... web app! And, one of the web apps it can install is Dada Mail!

Click the link below to install Dada Mail using Simple Scripts:


You can get a free account and I think most Unix/Linux/FreeBSD server setups are supported.

This is a great option, if you're new to Dada Mail and want to start using it right away!

Please, let us know how it's working for you!

Thanks, everyone for all their help,

Justin J
Lead Dadaist
The Dada Mail Project

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