v3.x Changelog

Dada Mail Changelog for version 3.x.x



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Bug Fixes


Download 3.0.4

Changes 3.0.4

This release focuses almost soley on bug fixes and ease of upgrading from previous versions, most especially, version 3.0.23 (the last stable release) and earlier versions.

Default List Setting Changes 3.0.4

We've changed one list setting in Dada Mail, 3.0.4, enable_mass_subscribe. It's now set to, 0.

enable_mass_subscribe changes the behaviour of Dada Mail and when set to, 0 you won't be able to mass-subscribe subscribers, via the list control panel.

Do not fret.

You may enable the mass-subscription of subscribers in the list control panel, by logging into the list control panel with the Dada Mail Root Password and going to: Manage List Control Panel - Options and checking the option labeled, Enable, "Subscribe Checked Subscribers" button in the, Manage Subscribers - Add -> Verify> screen.

You may also enable this feature by default globally in the Config.pm file, in the %LIST_SETUP_DEFAULTS variable (look for the key, enable_mass_subscribe and change its value to, 1

There are really good reasons why you should not mass-subscribe people except for importing an already existing and verified list. Other than that, it should never, ever be used and we'd like to hit that point home, as people, who shall remain nameless, can't possibly get a clue on why it could be a bad idea. It's 2009, by the way.

We've written a very well thought out response and encourage you to follow good measures when adding people to your mailing list:


If you cannot follow this, than maybe Dada Mail is not for you. Once again, this option can be re-enabled easily and is only disabled to give you pause and perhaps allow you to think about just what you're going to get yourself into, if you go mass-subscribing addresses without first properly validating and verifying the addresses. With that, we honestly wash our hands of this issue.

This setting also makes it easy to globally and irrevocably disable the feature of mass-subscription of unverified addresses, by adding this list setting to the %LIST_SETUP_OVERRIDE variable, like this:

%LIST_SETUP_OVERRIDES = ( enable_mass_subscribe => 0, );

Of course, such a decision would have to be made by the person installing the program, or, providing the program for easy installation.

CPAN Modules 3.0.4

Bug Fixes 3.0.4


Download 3.0.3

Changes 3.0.3

This release focuses almost soley on bug fixes and ease of upgrading from previous versions, most especially, version 3.0.2 (the last stable release), 3.0.1 and 3.0.0.

This is similar to the 3.0.2 release and the same notes apply.

Bug Fixes 3.0.3


Download 3.0.2

Changes 3.0.2

This release focuses almost soley on bug fixes and ease of upgrading from previous versions, most especially, version 3.0.1 (the last stable release) and 3.0.0. This is similar to the 3.0.1 release and the same notes apply.

Bug Fixes 3.0.2


Download 3.0.1

Changes 3.0.1

This release focuses almost soley on bug fixes and ease of upgrading from previous versions, most especially, version 3.0.0 (the last stable release)

Although we do not at all recommend this, you can install this version of Dada Mail over version 3.0.0 by uploaded all the files, except the dada/DADA/Config.pm file, using the previous version of that file, instead.

We've also made little to no changes in any of the files in the:


directory, except for perhaps a spelling mistake fixed (these are noted in the list of bug fixes, below). This means that any modifications you may have done to any of these files, using version 3.0.0 should be 100% compatible with 3.0.1.

Finally, we also made minimal changes to the outsie config file examples we've included (this also goes for defaults set in the Config.pm file), so you should have no worries that the outside config file you've been using for version 3.0.0 will work for 3.0.1 - it should.

Because of the bug-fix focus of this release and the almost 100% transparency of the configuration and template parts of Dada Mail, we suggest this upgrade to any and all users who are currently using Dada Mail, 3.0.0.

Bug Fixes 3.0.1


Download 3.0.0

These changes are between 3.0.0 RC 1 and 3.0.0

Changes 3.0.0

Support Site URL Change

Mention of, http://mojo.skazat.com has been changed to, https://dadamailproject.com

Bug Fixes 3.0.0

3.0.0 - RC 1

Download 3.0.0 RC 1

These changes are between 3.0 beta 3 and 3.0.0 RC 1

Changes 3.0.0 RC 1

Bug Fixes 3.0 RC 1

3.0 Beta 3

Download 3.0 Beta 3

These changes are between 3.0 beta 2 and 3.0 beta 3

Changes 3.0 Beta 3

Mailing Monitor

Major changes have been enacted in the mailing monitor.

The index screen on the mailing monitor now has separate columns for:

The mailing monitor also now sorts the mailouts in the order they were created, instead of their line in the queue. The line in queue method was actually crtically confusing (even to me).

The mailing monitor also handles, "Broken" mailouts better. There were a few notable problems with the previous revision, including:

Along with these problems, a lack of notice about a broken mailing plagued the entire interface - probably because of wishful thinking that a mailout would NEVER become broken. Proper feedback should now be in place, in the mailing monitor index, individual mailing monitor screens, as well as the detailed and nerdy printout.

Mailing Monitor, continued...

Much work has also been done with the mailing monitor, to deal with broken mass mailings. If a mass mailing is seen as broken, it's now also, "paused" to move it out of the way of the mail queue.

Feedback is terribly wanted to make sure the mailing monitor and coupled auto-pickup functionality is working for you - so let us know!

Mailing Monitor responsiveness

The responsiveness of the, pause and resume buttons, as well as seeing if a mailing is queued should be a bit better now, as the status of the mailouts is checked before a batch is begun and after a batch begins. (before it was only afterwards). Queueing, I want to say, was never checked after a mailout began, which really is a bug.

The individual mailing monitor screens also have a way to turn off the auto-refresh, which can be annoying, if you're attemting to read the, "Verbose Sending Information" in the screen itself;

CPAN module Juggling

The included group of CPAN modules known as, MIME-Tools was downgraded in Dada Mail from version 5.426 to version 5.420. One of the reasons was that versions above 5.420 require Perl, version 5.8 to run and we're still spec'ing Dada Mail to be able to run on Perl, version 5.6. Another reason is the newest version has major conflicts with other bundled CPAN modules, as well as site-wide Perl modules, installed from CPAN. It's quite a headache.

blog_index.cgi Plugin

The blog_index.cgi plugin has been refreshed and allows you to now embed the HTML it creates via a javascript library, or as straight HTML. A new menu item in the Admin Contol Panel has been added.

"Send a List Message" API

The API used in the, "Send a List Message" screen has been introduced in an... introductory manner, in the, Integrating Dada Mail into other Programs docs:


If there's interest, I'll expand on this topic.


A new Config.pm variable, $MONITOR_MAILOUTS_AFTER_EVERY_EXECUTION was introducted. If set to, 1, Dada Mail will call the same code as it does in the Mailing Monitor and auto_pick.pl scripts in the mail.cgi script itself, after its finished with whatever else it has to do.

See also:


List Control Panel Menu Enhancements

The List Control Panel's Admin Menu menu items have been tweaked.

The top level title, Customize Feature Set has been moved below a new top level title, Manage List Control Panel. Underneith this same title is a new menu item labeled, Options

Customize Feature Set Changes

The option, Grey Out Disabled Screens still greys out the titles on the lost control panel's admin menu, but the text is now clickable. Clicking these links will give you an error page, telling the user they don't have access to this screen.

The order of some of the menu items have also changed. Most notably, the, Plugins and, Extensions items have been moved to be before the, "About Dada Mail", "Logout" and, "Log Into Another List" items.

New Admin Screen: Manage List Control Panel - Options

Currently, it's only functionality is to enable and disable FCKeditor support. This new setting currently does not affect Beatitude (but should).

Bug Fixes 3.0 Beta 3

Open Bugs 3.0 Beta 3

3.0 Beta 2

Download 3.0 Beta 2

These changes are between 3.0 beta 1 and 3.0 beta 2

Changes 3.0 Beta 2


The Beatitude-Specific Plugin Config, FCKeditor_Support param has been removed.

Dada Mail Admin Menu

The left hand side admin menu now shows how many mailouts per list, and per Dada Mail install, iin the, "Monitor Your Mailings" menu item

Dada Mail Queueing Notifications

There are now messages on top of the, Send a List Message, Send a Webpage and Send a List Invitation screens to let you know if the limit of individual mass mailings has been reached and if the message you're about to send will be queued. This is to help any confusion about why messages don't go out right away.

Bug Fixes

The following bug fixes seem to be fixed, but are still labeled as, Pending in the BugTraq


Mail Sending

Dada Bridge


Mystery Girl (Bounce Handler)

Multiple Subscribe Extension

dada_digest.pl Extension

Note: This extension is currently deprecated.

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