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Archived Messages



October 17th 2020 UTC

Test [IMAGE] -- Justin J: Lead Dadaist. url: [1] [2]email: justin@PROTECTED twitter: @dadamail skype: leaddadaist Dada Mail Announcements: [3] [1] [2] mailto:justin@PROTECTED [3] ...Continue Reading

Dada Mail v11.12.1 Released

October 17th 2020 UTC

Hello everyone, v11.12.1 is out.Download and install: Changelog (and below): 11.12.1 ======= This is mostly a bug-fix release for issues found in the v11.12.0 release of Dada Mail. Bugfixes -------- Image resizing using Image::Scale does not work correctly [1] Recurring schedules that grab content ...Continue Reading

v11.12.0 Released

September 29th 2020 UTC

Hello everyone, v11.12.0 is out. Big features are auto image resizing everywhere and size limits on mailing list messages (so you don't try to send out a 50 meg message to thousands of people). Lots of other nice things, too. Download and install: Changelog (and below): 11.12.0 ======= Focus ----- This is a major feature release. Features = ...Continue Reading

Friendly Reminder: Upgrade!

September 14th 2020 UTC

Hey everyone - this vulnerability has NOTHING to do with Dada Mail, but shows what can happen when something that allows you to view/upload files is found to have a vulnerability: The latest versions of Dada Mail allow you to simple NOT have a file manager active, while also making sure any former copies of a file manager that was being used are inoperable. This is to keep things secure a ...Continue Reading

Re: Configuring for reCAPTCHA also upgrading if Dada Mail manually installed

September 10th 2020 UTC

On Sep 10, 2020, at 2:16 PM, Chris Holt chris.holt@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers] [1] wrote: From: chris.holt@PROTECTED So I suspect the message means the .pm file calling reCAPTCHA needs a "use lib '/home..../lib'" line, like I have to add to to add SSL. I have JSON in the host local library.Does that sound likely? Yeah. -- Justin J: Lead Dadaist.url: email: justin@PROTECTED twitter: @ ...Continue Reading

Re: Configuring for reCAPTCHA also upgrading if Dada Mail manually installed

September 10th 2020 UTC

Just to add an epilogue: - I was able to use the Web-based installer to upgrade to 11_11_2. - I took the opportunity to add the Bounce Handler (which has sorted out a recent minor issue) and the Global config plugin. - As a side benefit, I also now have a utility for backing up and restoring the database. - I had the opportunity to configure for reCAPTCHA v2 but the installation test failed with "cannot locate in @INC". I have to build my CPAN routines locally and upload ...Continue Reading

Embedded Images + RSS Feed to message enhancements

September 10th 2020 UTC

I'm *also* working on a few other features around the app. One deals with images in HTML messages. Right now, there's an option to embed them in the message itself (this is the default). This is all well and good, but sometimes people upload absolutely **gigantic** images to put in their email messages, then send those out to a few thousand people. So, there's now an option to resize images that are over a limit. That limit is based on the width of the image, and can also be specified for a fe ...Continue Reading

Recurring Schedules Enhancements

September 10th 2020 UTC

I'm working on adding some more features to the recurring schedules. You'll now be able to set which week of the month you'd like to send a message out. See my screenshots I've attached - for example I can now say, "hey, send this message out on the first Sunday of the month". As it gets a little confusing on just what the options will do when it comes to setting schedules, I've also made a little calendar that will allow you to see when the scheduled mass mailing will be sending on. - ...Continue Reading

Re: Configuring for reCAPTCHA also upgrading if Dada Mail manually installed

September 8th 2020 UTC

Thanks for your clear guidance and reassurance. I'll try a Web-based installer upgrade combined with a reCAPTCHA configuration. Think I'll do a full backup of Dada Mail and the database first - just in case. Thanks again Chris On 08-Sep-20 3:46 AM, Justin J [1]justin@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers] wrote: From: [2]justin@PROTECTED On Sep 7, 2020, at 2:45 PM, Chris Holt [3]chris.holt@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers] [4]dadadev@PROTECTED wrote:From: [5]chris.h ...Continue Reading

Re: Configuring for reCAPTCHA also upgrading if Dada Mail manually installed

September 8th 2020 UTC

On Sep 7, 2020, at 2:45 PM, Chris Holt chris.holt@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers] [1] wrote:From: chris.holt@PROTECTED I used the command line installer, which I think is still available. OK, so you did use the installer, just on the command line. Now that it is set up and working, would you expect the web-based installer to work with the existing (standard) installation for reCAPTCHA configuration? It's worth a try. Upgrading is also supported ...Continue Reading


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