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MailPoet Newsletters

Send newsletters, post notifications or autoresponders from WordPress easily, and beautifully.

8 reviews
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4 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars
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3 stars
Didn't work for me
By ,

I have a wp website with theme pinboard and wanted to publish my events (event manager) as a newsletter. Could not get it work. Was not responsive and images didn't open. Mailchimp was much better.

3 stars
Great overall with a serious pricing handicap
By , for WP 3.7

I've been using a product from Envato, MyMail, which is clunky at best to compose messages however includes at no extra cost all the tools that WYSIJA charges a subscription fee for. With a one-time $35 I get:

# lifetime updates
# track individual opens, clicks, unsubscriptions & bounces
# geo-tracking
# auto responders
# campaign scheduling
# send the same newsletter to single address
# built-in SPAM scoring
# johnny-on-the-spot support
# and more.

Basically everything WYSIJA offers for free plus all their subscription features. Now, as I mentioned, the MyMail message composer is frustrating. If you want to go along with the layout fine, but if you want to ever so slightly modify something, forget it! Maybe it's just me because the guy easily has several thousand sales. However I have way too many other things going on most days to spend hours coding an email, so this is the only bright spot I found with WYSIJA.

Stuff is still broken or features missing:

# Clicking on stats opens a page with 5 columns. Clicking any of these thinking you can sort by that column instead pops an error message, "Your request can't retrieve any subscribers. Change your filters!" Okay now what?

# Nit picking but, names under Stats are listed as Last, First - would have preferred a way to display names under stats as First, Last.

# I got a bounce (bad email address) and found no way to resend the newsletter to that one subscriber. Pretty sad because it was a client using an auto responder to notify of his new email address. This missing feature also handicaps you if you get a new client and want to send them an already sent newsletter. It looks like you have to duplicate and send another newsletter for each new email address - pretty clunky.

With MyMail I probably just need to bear down and learn the UI, because for less than half the price of one year with WYSIJA I get a whole lot more.

3 stars
Cron???
By , for WP 3.6

Hi,

This plugin has all features I expected but it seems that sending newsletters doesn't work with WP cron or others possibility on my test site :-( perhaps cause of not have enough users load the site!?!?

I'm looking for solution....

3 stars
Yes but
By , for WP 3.5.2

is there a way not to be inundated with junk subscribers? What do they get out of it?

3 stars
Sending Different Post types as Newsletter
By , for WP 3.5.2

I was longing for different newsletter. Need to Send a Post type as Newsletter. I was confused with it.. I found this functionality only in this Plugin. Thanks to the Plugin Authors..

But Few pages are showing as "Page not Found",
For example: Preview in admin side, Unsubscribe in mail,etc. Please check it. If it is fixed will give you good rating.

3 stars
Kitten removal?
By , for WP 3.5.1

Within your latest update you've mentioned the ability to 'hide' the kitten message, why not remove it all together. It's not true, seriously I would think your team could come up with something more creative and build your brand.

Many animals suffer without adding this as a slogan, plug-in works well but considering migrating away because of this message.

We need love for pets:)

3 stars
Good basics, bad support and localization
By , for WP 3.5.1

The plug in works great with the basic functions. Unfortunately it is not possible to manually set the localized language. Many text-fields can be set manually, but not all. E.g. the validation texts on the subscription form is set automatically from the user interface of the WordPress administration language. The same goes for some contents in each newsletter.

So, if your like me, and want the WP-admin GUI in one language, but wants the contents of your newsletters to be in another - this plug in is not for you. Too bad, apart from this it seemed really good.

And unfortunately I cannot agree to the other reviews stating that the Support is good. I would have expected the reaction "wow, that's a great feature request, I'll try to get it fixed". Instead the support told me "I'm confused."

3 stars
I think It's Good
By , for WP 3.5

So far so good. getting along fine with the plugin.

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