Dada Mail Feature Fundraiser Results

From: "[list_settings.list_name]" <justin@dadamailproject.com>
Subject: Dada Mail Feature Fundraiser Results
Date: December 30th 2008

Hello Everyone,

Table of Contents:

  • Dada Mail Feature Fundraiser Results
  • Dada Mail 3.0.2 Stable Released
  • Pro Dada 3
  • The Dada Mail Manual
  • Professional Installation Services
  • What is Dada Mail?
  • The Dada Mail Demo
  • Developer News: Dada Mail on Github

:: Dada Mail Feature Fundraiser Results

I'm happy to announce that the Dada Mail Feature Fundraiser was a great success! Thanks to everyone who had participated.

The fundraiser, tallied along with the Pro Dada purchases for the past month will fund the development of the two most popular features:

* Multiple Fields: Subscriber-Editable Fields


* Sending Mailing List Messages: Preview

If your favorite feature didn't get in, but you'd like to fund the development of the feature outright, just send an email to us (replying to this email will work) and we can talk about that very real possibility.

And, as promised, we've reached our second milestone, so we're going to be giving Pro Dada Subscriptions to every one that donated to the fundraiser.

Thanks, everyone!

We'll be sending an email to everyone who donated soon - if you haven't receive this email, just visit:


Both your username and password will be set to the email address associated with your PayPal account.

Also as promised, we'll start rolling out beta versions of Dada Mail with these new features in place in about a month.

:: Dada Mail 3.0.2 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 3.0.1 or 3.0.0. 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 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:


And download it at:


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:


:: 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 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:


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:


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


:: 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:


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.

:: 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:


:: Developer News: Dada Mail on Github

We've moved the central CVS code repository for Dada Mail from CVS to Github. We hope that this helps spur more outside development of Dada Mail. Here's the URL for the latest version of Dada Mail:


and also the bug-fix version we're currently releasing from (but soon will stop all development on)


If you're interested in this, you may also be interested in the Dada Dev discussion list, where we talk about such geeky things:


Thanks for reading and the best of luck to you, your work and your family for this next New Year,

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

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