Dada Mail v11.2.x brings changes to the Send a Message workflow, making it simplier, easier and more intuitive to author your mailing list messages, without removing any of the features you've come to depend in Dada Mail!
Sometimes, you want to send only PlainText mass mailings.
This new feature makes this much easier to configure. In v11.2.1 (and above), go to:
Mass Mailing: Options
Default to authoring:
Doing so will:
select, "PlainText Version" tab by default, instea of "HTML Version""
select, "Write/Paste Text by default" in the PlainText Version tab
select, "Do not send an HTML version (only PlainText version)" in the HTML Version tab
The Send a Message part of the app has been given a healthy UI refresh - some things to look for:
If you try to leave a draft message screen without saving your changes, you'll be reminded of this with a prompt. This should help stop you from inadvertently leaving the screen prematurely.
When you log into your mailing list's list control panel, the default screen is now the All Drafts/Stationery/Schedules screen, rather than the Send a Message screen. This is to make loading of the list control panel go a little faster, since the Send a Message screen is very complex, and takes a while to fully load.
Having two screens that can send a mass mailing seems like one too many, so we've removed the Send a Webpage screen. Don't worry - all the features on that screen have been added to the Send a Message screen, so no features have been removed. What has been removed is a lot of duplicate code in the backend. Getting rid of this code makes things just that much more simplier to keep well-maintained.
A mass mailing message can be created by:
Writing or pasting content into the rich text editor
fetching the message from a specific URL
creating the message from a RSS/Atom feed
from the Send a Message screen
Individual Drafts/Stationery/Schedules now how a button to Preview the message, without having to open them individually for editing.
All messages are now sorted by creation date, rather than last-modified date, and this creation date is shown.
Send a Message has been renamed + New Draft Message. Clicking it will always create a new draft message. In previous versions of Dada Mail, any previous draft message would get loaded. This was problematic, if you had more than one draft message - things got confusing on just what draft message was now loaded. This menu item has moved one item below in the top menu bar of Mass Mailing
Drafts/Stationery/Schedules has been renamed, All Drafts/Stationery/Schedules and has been moved to the top of the Mass Mailing top bar menu. As has been mentioned, this is the defalt screen now when you log into your mailing list's list control panel.
Many times, people would like to re-use a previously sent message for a new mass mailing. Now, Dada Mail has an option to save previously sent messages you've authored in the list control panel as new stationery messarges, which you can then use to create a new draft message from.
Some users have reported problems with addresses they know are valid, but which that bounce anyways: there's a (hopefully) temporary problem on the receiving mail server.
To counter this, Dada Mail now allows you to set up a list of addresses that the Bounce Handler will not process as it does usually. Instead, bounces from the addresses will just be ignored.
Addresses can be added simonilar to the Black List and White List: segments of addresses are allowed.
For example, if you want to ignore a specific email address, you can. If you want to ignore all address from a domain, you can do that as well.
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