Re: v11.5.1 Released

From: "Justin J justin@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers]" <dadadev@PROTECTED>
Subject: Re: v11.5.1 Released
In-Reply-To: (no subject)
Date: November 12th 2019

Whoops, sorry - copy pasta mistake on my part - here's the changelog for v11.5.1:


This is mostly a bug-fix release for issues found in the v11.5.0 release of Dada Mail. There a few small features to look out for:


Cleaned up Discussion List Moderation Screen

Dada Mail primarly moderates discussion list messages via an email interface: copies of messages that require moderation are sent to all the Moderators via an email notification. The moderators can then approve or deny a message from being sent.

We've now made it easier to see awaiting messages within the List Control Panel. Under, Plugins/Extensions: Bridge, look under Moderation for a button that will allow you to view the messages awaiting moderation. This button will only be enabled, if Moderation is also enabeled. Clicking this button will take you to a new screen which will list all messages that are awaiting moderation in a table, in descending order by date.

For each message, you will have the ability to approve, deny, or simply delete the message from the moderation queue (no notification will be sent to the subscriber if you choose the latter). You may also re-send the moderation notification to all your moderators, where they may view the message itself.

Easier to see errors during installation

Although it's rare, sometimes the installer doesn't run correctly. When this happens, it's sometimes useful to look into the error log, to see what happened (and report the problems to us!). Finding this error log wsn't very well documented, so we've fixed that problem, and made the installer a little more aggressive on displaying errors in a way that's more easy to work with.

Old backups of directories in dada_mail_support_files directory now removed automatically

Dada Mail's installer makes backups of directories found in the, dada_mail_support_files directory. The problem is that there's nothign that ever removes these backups, so they start piling up and taking up disk space.

The installer will now remove all but the last three directory backups, per named directory.


Bundled version of LWP is woefully outdated and should be removed

Membership: View, Alert Prompt to Delete all Subscribers is strangely worded

Error, "execute failed: Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes" when attempting to make SQL tables

Finding the Installer's error log is not obvious

"TRUNCATE" SQL statement used in installer incompatible with SQLite

"Freshness" check on messages sent to Bridge

"Freshness" check for Bounce Handler

LWP v6 is listed as a requirement for Amazon SES, but v5 is fine

Add option to remove backups made by installer, in the installer


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On Nov 12, 2019, at 4:17 PM, Justin J justin@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers] wrote:

From: justin@PROTECTED Howdy everyone, v11.5.1 has been released. Download and Install:

Changelog (and below)



Testers List

Test sending out your mass mailing is a great idea to do, before you commit to sending out the message to your entire mailing list.

In past versions, Dada Mail could only send only send a test mass mailing to one email address at one time.

Starting with v11.5.0, Dada Mail can send a test mass mailing to multiple addresses at once.

By default, this list of test recipients can be created per draft message by typing in the email addresses in the same text box that previously only supported one email address. By default, up to ten email addresses may be added to this text box, and sent a test mass mailing.

Additionally, a Testers List may be enabled so that the same list of addresses can be sent a test mass mailing for all draft messages. This sublist can be administrated simnilarly to your main Subscribers list.

Here's where to find all these new enhancements:

When drafting a new mass mailing, click on the, Options tab, then click on the, Testing tab. This is where you'll find the text box to list the addresses you would like your test mass mailing to be sent to. By default, you can enter up to ten addresses (read on to find out how to change this default). Separate each address you enter in the text box by commas, spaces, and/or new lines.

When you're ready to send out a test mass mailing, click the button at the top of the screen labeled, Send Test. The screen will refresh to show you the mass mailing monitor for your test mass mailing. A button will be shown at the top of the screen labeled, Return to Editing Draft. Click this button to return to your draft message, so that you can continue editing the message, or to send the mass mailing out for real. (Note: In previous versions of Dada Mail, you would never leave the draft editing screen, as only one email address would be sent the test mass mailing.)

To enable the Testers List, go to Membership: Options in the list control panel. Find the section labeled, Testers List to see the options available to you. Check the option labeled, [x] Activate Testers List to enable the Testers List.

Options below this checkbox will allow you to specifiy if there's a limit to how many addresses you may have in your Testers list as well as what that limit is. The limit set here will also affect how many addresses you can add to the text box in the drafts screen, per draft message.

Once enabled, the Testers list can be accessed in the list control panel under, Membership View. Click the tab labeled, "Testers" to see add/edit/remove addresses in this sublist.

And once enabled, you can toggle between using your Testers list and a unique list of addresses per draft message in the draft message itself. Revisit the Options: Testers tab(s) to now see the two options available. Select, Send to Testers sublist to send your test mass mailing to the Testers.

Sending a test message can be useful in a few different ways. With a test mass mailing, you can make sure that delivery is working to specific addresses, domains, and email services, and that the email message itself is displaying correctly on a spectrum of services and devices. This can also help you get a checkoff of the content an design of your mass mailing if you're working within a team.

There are a few things that happen differently when sending out a test mass mailing. To start, none of the recipients of a test mass mailing will be able to unsubscribe through the test mass mailing. Also, test mass mailings will not be tracked for things like Opens, Clickthroughs, or Bounces.


"List Consents" and, "Privacy Policy" admin control panel menus highlighted when on the "List Consents" screen.

Error when creating mailing list w/List Consen

Problem fetching URL: "css/app.css" Whenever an email is sent out with a theme's template applied


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