Dada Mail v6.5.0 Released - Pro Dada/Manual Offer

From: "Dada Mail Announcement List" <justin@dadamailproject.com>
Subject: Dada Mail v6.5.0 Released - Pro Dada/Manual Offer
Date: July 15th 2013
Dada Mail 6.5.0 Released

Dada Mail SIX FIVE Released

Dada Mail is a Contemporary Mailing List Manager, enabling you to easily run a verified mailing list that your subscribers can trust, right on your own website. v6.5.0 is our latest, stable release. New to Dada Mail? Download and Install Dada Mail today.

New! Advanced Installation Options:

Dada Mail SIX FIVE features easy-to configure Advanced Installation Options, right in the Installer that comes with Pro Dada. Configure the following advanced options easily, without the need to touch a text editor or config file:

  • Profiles
  • Caching
  • Global Template Options
  • Security Options
  • Global Mass Mailing Options
  • Amazon SES Options

These news advanced installation options are only available in Pro Dada - upgrade today!

Pro Dada Forever

Purchase Pro Dada ($64.95) for a lifetime of access to the Dada Mail User Manual, as well as Pro Dada.

The Pro Dada Manual has a chapter dedicated to every screen in the list control panel, to provide help right where you need it.

Read a Sample Chapter (or two (or three!))

Pro Dada comes without a footer back to our support site and without mailing list or subscriber size quotas. The best part? Access to Pro Dada and the Dada Mail Manual is yours, for the life of the Dada Mail Project.

A huge thanks goes to everyone that has been supporting Dada Mail through it's amazing 13+ year run of development by purchasing Pro Dada!

Demo Dada Mail

Pro Dada Install/Upgrade Offer - Now until July 19th, 2013

For Subscribers of this Mailing List Only: Purchase an Installation or Upgrade of Pro Dada and receive a one year subscription to Pro Dada/Dada Mail Manual for only $10 more (regularly $24.95), or a FOREVER subscription for $25 more (regularly $64.95).

Just use the Coupon Code: MANUAL4ME when requesting an installation/upgrade and make sure to select a Dada Mail Manual Yearly Subscription, or a Dada Mail Lifetime Subscription when filling out your order. We'll receive your request for an install/upgrade, and confirm the total - with the discount applied.

Hurry! This offer is only valid until the end of Friday, July 19th, 2013!

What's New? (Changelog)

Enhanced Installer: More Configuration Options

This version of Dada Mail features many additional configuration options available when using the included Installer:

New Plugin: Global Config

Global Config is a new plugin for Dada Mail. It allows you to easily drop back into Dada Mail's included Installer, letting you reconfigure Dada Mail's global configuration.

This plugin itself can be installed via the Dada Mail Installer. Spooky.

Client-Side Form Validation

Dada Mail now includes the jQuery Validation Plugin, and uses this plugin for client-side form validation in the Dada Mail Installer, Subscription Form, Create a New List form, and the various Dada Mail Profile forms. (Server-side validation is still there)

Mailing List Switcher Form Enhanced

Dada Mail now includes the Select2 jQuery Plugin, and utilizes it in the Mailing List Switch Form you'll see in the upper right hand corner of the List Control Panel. With this plugin, it's now easier to find the mailing list you'd like to work with, especially if you have many dozens of mailing lists running on your Dada Mail. The enhancement allows you to search through the available mailing lists, rather than just simply scrolling through them.

Plugin: Bounce Handler

Admin Menu: Bounce Scorecard Count Shown

The number of addresses on the Bounce Scorecard is now shown beside the admin menu for the Bounce Handler

More Rules!

Around 15 new rules have been added to the Bounce Handler. Bounce Handler rules are used to correctly sort out and understand the bounces the Bounce Handler receives.

Changes 6.5.0

JavaScript Changes

Installer-specific JavaScript: Removed from main, "dada_mail.js" File

Installer-specific JavaScript has been removed from the main, "dada_mail.js" file, creating a smaller "dada_mail.js" file.

Plugin: change_root_password.cgi DEPRECATED

The plugin, change_root_password.cgi has now landed itself on the DEPRECATED list of plugins that comes with Dada Mail. Since the new, Global Config plugin allows you to easily change the Dada Mail Root Password, amongst many other things, this plugin can now be retired.

Bugfixes 6.5.0

Email addresses will be subscribed x times, depending on how many times they're listed in the, "sub_confirm_list" sublist


multi-byte characters in template files in dada/templates, etc are wrongly encoded/decoded when viewed


CAPTCHA will fail, on subscription step #2, if step #1 is skipped (closed list opt in)


Dada Mail!

Dada Mail helps you with managing an email mailing list, offering complete support for safe, closed-loop opt-in subscriptions, sending out mass mailings, keeping message archives and allowing you to share your messages in lots of neat ways.

You run Dada Mail on your own web hosting account, giving you complete control over your valuable mailing lists. Do It Yourself - Dada Mail is designed for small businesses in mind, to provide an economical and extremely flexible solution to reach out to your customers, fans, friends, business partners and clients. There's no monthly fee to use Dada Mail, based on sending amount or otherwise.

Interact with Dada Mail through your web browser, making Dada Mail available anywhere you have a connection to the Internet, your business computer, your smart phone, your iPad, or any other computer, while on the go.

Dada Mail is rich with features, but tries to Keep It Simple. Dada Mail is designed to favor flexibility, extensibility and ease-of-use over core speed or extremely flashy but hard-to-use features. We ship Dada Mail with sane default mailing list preferences, so you can start using Dada Mail, without causing a faux pas and keeping your subscribers happy.

Dada Mail is designed to be installed, setup and understood by regular people who have websites, but packs enough advanced features to entice more proficient users. If you've installed a bulletin board or web blog software, you can install Dada Mail.

Dada Mail can scale. Install Dada Mail on most any basic hosting account and start sending out messages right away. Mailing List growing? Switch to sending with a more powerful third-party system, like Amazon SES, where there's potentially no limit on the number of emails you may send - all without having to change mailing list mangement systems or your hosting.

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. Open Source software is easier to keep current, bug free and working great and our development is open for anyone to check out or even help out.

Dada Mail is named after the Dada Art Movement, comprised of in part of an incredibly creative pocket of free thinkers that expressed themselves without boundaries during the horrific time of WWI. Dada defies actual definition (by design!) and we'd like to be surprised and delighted to learn how you use Dada Mail!

Justin J
Lead Dadaist
The Dada Mail Project

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