I use DADA mail for a small (500+) church email list. I was very disappointed when I notice the option for the administrator to mass subcribe folks to the list was taken away.
The feature was not removed, but was deprecated. You can re-enable the feature: http://dadamailproject.com/support/docu ... trol_panel
But, it will
be removed at a later date.
All these points were listed in the changelog, when the feature was changed. Before upgrading, always check out the changelog.
Our list is a closed list. Only an administrator can send a message from the list. We use it as an electronic newsletter.
How would sending a list invitation to subscribe get in the way of any of this?
I believe you are making assumptions on how the program is used.
There's actually some good articles linked throughout this doc: http://dadamailproject.com/installation ... _mail.html
that talk about why closed-list opt-in is such a good idea, for everyone. I do agree, but only after seriously thinking about it.
There needs to be flexablity.
But, there also should be a well-designed program that shouldn't be so easy to abuse. I am sure I can trust you to use the program correctly, but the fact remains that I receive abuse reports from people using the program incorrectly and I have to do something about it. I don't want to be the cause of this abuse.
I do not view the current version as an upgrade . . . for me it is a big downgrade.
Again, best way to not be surprised about changes in the program is, reading the changelog.