- Send a Message: no error returned if HTML Version uses Send a Webpage, but URL is blank
- Send a Message: Errors in constructing email message don't always show in, "Preview"
- Send a Webpage check needed if, "Do not send an HTML version (only PlainText version)" and, "Create a PlainText version automatically" are both selected
- Drafts/Send a Message UI redesign/shuffle
- New Option: Save Sent Draft Messages as Stationery
- New Ignore Bounces Sublist
- RESTful API Support for Update Profile Fields
- Custom Preheader is not set for Subscription Confirmation Message (and probably others) #736
- UTF-8 characters in email headers of email templates cause server errors #735
- Custom "to_phrase" and, "from_phrase" set in email theme templates aren't always actively used in email messages sent out #734
- "Recent Activity" screen still uses dada.txt log file, rather than, "dada_consent_activity" table #733
- Custom To/From phrases as well as Custom Subject do not get applied correctly #721
This is mostly a bug-fix release for issues found in the v11.2.6 release of Dada Mail. A few small changes and features did sneak in:
Show all profile fields in closed (invite only), private mailing list invitation subscription forms
By default, closed/private lists can still invite subscibers, but the subscription form does not show any profile fields. This option, found in: Membership: Options, will allow you to show those fields.
Number of Profile Fields shown in the admin menu
If you're wondering how many, or even if you have any profile fields, that information is now shown in the admin menu itself, saving you a click.
Log Viewer Plugin: order of logs in popup menu
The following logs will now always be shown first (if the log is available):
Bounce Handler Log
Then, any other log will be shown - most likely, "Mass Mailing" logs. These logs will stop NOT be in any useful order, but that issue will be addressed in a future release. This is currently an open issue:
Bridge: log does not report correctly when messages are *only* sent to list owner (and not to subscribers)
install.cgi does not generate usage text
Unsubscription Check does not normalize email case
Private Lists with "Request Removal" button not shown still have List-Unsubscribe present
This is mostly a bug-fix release for issues found in the v11.2.5 release of Dada Mail.
mailing_list_message-none.html should not have moustache template tags to render any HTML, it really should be, "none" #9
Mass Mailing: Options, "Convert CSS <style> blocks to inline styles in HTML messages " has no effect
This is mostly a bug-fix release for issues found in the v11.2.4 release of Dada Mail.
Send a Message: no error returned if HTML Version uses Send a Webpage, but URL is blank
Send a Message: Errors in constructing email message don't always show in, "Preview"
This is mostly a bug-fix release for issues found in the v11.2.3 release of Dada Mail.
Digest message draft information using wrong character encoding (not UTF-8)
Missing closing</form> tag in, dada/template/drafts.tmpl
Mass Mailing Digests Broken
This is mostly a bug-fix release for issues found in the v11.2.2 release of Dada Mail.
CKEditor drag and drop image upload broken
"Request Removal" link/buttons don't appear - wrong template var used
This is mostly a bug-fix release for issues found in the v11.2.1 release of Dada Mail.
Send a Message screen, "Send Test" will not pull up saved draft when screen refreshes
Set a default version (HTML, Plaintext) for mass mailing authoring
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
Profile email update creates 500 error
"HTML Version", "PlainText Version" options can lose their stickiness
Custom Subject not added to new draft messages
Email Addresses can be subscribed twice if cased differently
Drafts/Send a Message UI redesign/shuffle
The Send a Message part of the app has been given a healthy UI refresh - some things to look for:
Prompt before leaving screen
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.
Default screen: All Drafts/Stationery/Schedules
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.
Send a Webpage screen removed (but all features moved to Send a Message)
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
"All Drafts/Stationery/Schedules" screen changes
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.
Mass Mailing Top Menu Changes
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.
New Option: Save Sent Draft Messages as Stationery
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.
New Ignore Bounces Sublist
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.
RESTful API Support for Update Profile Fields
The RESTful API now supports updating profile fields (look for,
update_profile_fields in the API docs) for an individual email address at a time.
Template Tag Syntax Error Check Not Working in, Mass Mailing: Send a Message/Send a Webpage
Custom Mass Mailing Layouts Have Email Themes CSS Embedded
Invitation Only Lists cannot have invited users subscribe
Multiple Subscribe option inside Plugins menu throws syntax error.
Custom "from_phrase" and "subject" set in email theme templates not used with Full Layout
Many pieces of plain text copy in Dada Mail are now treated as Markdown markup, and will be treated as such if/when the copy is used as HTML.
List Settings that will get this treatment include:
Mailing List Description
Mailing List Physical Address
Along with these list settings, mass mailing messages that are authored in plaintext will be treated as Markdown markup if they are converted to HTML.
Mass Mailing Broken - errors about missing, "To" header #744
This bug, unfortunately, will affect ALL users of at least version 11.0.5 of Dada Mail. If you are using that version, it's recommended to upgrade.
Bridge: Mass Mailings do not work: "Argument contains empty host portion of address at" error #745
Similar story on this bug.
Upgrading via CLI does not set up WYSIWYG editors/file manager correctly #743
List Invitations do not work #740
This most likely affect v11.0.2 users, as changes in that ver. touched on the code where this bug was introduced.
Resending subscription confirmation requests will fail if there are list consents #741
Custom Preheader is not set for Subscription Confirmation Message (and probably others) #736
UTF-8 characters in email headers of email templates cause server errors #735
Custom To/From phrases as well as Custom Subject do not get applied correctly #721
Digests not working in v11.0.0 #732
"Website URL" and, "Backlink URL" use same list setting key name #731
Unfortunately, I had to choose one setting to work with one feature, and make the other setting use a different key.
I've chosen to have the "backlink" URL and Nmae to use different keys.
Imported Addresses w/Profile Fields show incorrectly decoded UTF-8 characters #730
"Form Fields" listing lacks List Consents #727
"Minimal Subscription Form" HTML code lacks List Consents #726
Major Changes: GDPR Compliance
This version has been released almost exclusively to help users/administrators of Dada Mail to more easily comply with the GDPR. More information about what has changed can be found in the included GDRP Guide for Dada Mail