MailPoet 3 – Beta Version


Try the new MailPoet! This is a beta version of our completely new email newsletter plugin. Or test the demo.

What’s new?

  • New email designer
  • Responsive templates
  • Send with MailPoet’s Sending Service
  • Fast user interface
  • Easier initial configuration
  • Weekly releases since November 2016

Check out this 2 minute video.

Use at your own risk!

Use the current stable MailPoet instead of this beta version if you are not a power user.

  • Report bugs!
  • Not RTL optimized, but it works
  • Multisite works but is not officially supported
  • Migration script from MailPoet 2.X to this version coming soon.

Premium version

Not available yet. Limited stats in free version.


  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese (BR and PT)
  • British
  • Russian
  • Persian (IR)

We welcome translators to translate directly on our Transifex project. Please note that any translations submitted via the “Translating WordPress” web site will not work!


  • Sample newsletters
  • The drag-and-drop email designer
  • Subscriber management
  • Sending method configuration in Settings
  • Subscriber import (via a CSV file or directly from MailChimp)


There are 3 ways to install this plugin:

1. The super easy way

  1. In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for MailPoet
  3. Click on “install now” under “MailPoet 3 – Beta Version”
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. A new MailPoet menu will appear in your WordPress dashboard

2. The easy way

  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) by using the blue “download” button underneath the plugin banner at the top
  2. In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Plugins > Add New
  3. Click on “Upload Plugin”
  4. Upload the .zip file
  5. Activate the plugin
  6. A new MailPoet menu will appear in your WordPress dashboard

3. The old-fashioned and reliable way (FTP)

  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) by using the blue “download” button underneath the plugin banner at the top
  2. Extract the archive and then upload, via FTP, the mailpoet folder to the <WP install folder>/wp-content/plugins/ folder on your host
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. A new MailPoet menu will appear in your WordPress dashboard


Installation Instructions

There are 3 ways to install this plugin:

1. The super easy way

  1. In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for MailPoet
  3. Click on “install now” under “MailPoet 3 – Beta Version”
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. A new MailPoet menu will appear in your WordPress dashboard

2. The easy way

  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) by using the blue “download” button underneath the plugin banner at the top
  2. In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Plugins > Add New
  3. Click on “Upload Plugin”
  4. Upload the .zip file
  5. Activate the plugin
  6. A new MailPoet menu will appear in your WordPress dashboard

3. The old-fashioned and reliable way (FTP)

  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) by using the blue “download” button underneath the plugin banner at the top
  2. Extract the archive and then upload, via FTP, the mailpoet folder to the <WP install folder>/wp-content/plugins/ folder on your host
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. A new MailPoet menu will appear in your WordPress dashboard
Need help?

Our support site has plenty of articles. You can write to us on the forums too.


Peut encore mieux faire


C’est une bonne extension, mais c’est encore la version Beta. Il y a encore des modifications à apporter.

Je signale que depuis la dernière mise à jour la page de désabonnement ne fonctionne plus. Si je clique sur “Se désabonner” le lien renvoi à une page blanche.

Ce serait vraiment bien que nous puissions personnaliser la page de désabonnement MailPoet.

Aujourd’hui je met 3 étoiles, mais je suis certain que dans quelques temps je mettrais 5 étoiles, car MailPoet est vraiment une bon plugin de newsletter.



Unfortunately, not working!

I’m a very satisfied user of the non-beta MailPoet, but this Beta version simply doesn’t work for me. It doesn’t even let me save a new name to the form, or add a field.

I’ll have to stay with the non-beta version.

Excellent tool for newsletter management, excellent technical support.

Before long I configured the newsletter sending system of MailPoet 3 beta, with automatic welcome message, multiple sending lists, customizable pages for subscription, management and unsubscription and with an editor for emails super-easy to use.
A feature request for the development team: please, consider the idea of adding a support to WPML.
In my opinion really is a great plugin.
Plus I needed assistance twice in 24 hours and they responded very quickly.

JS error in wp-admin

I’m getting the following error when trying to navigate to any MailPoet screen in the admin of my blog.

Uncaught TypeError: (0 , _reactRouter.useRouterHistory) is not a function on /wp-content/plugins/mailpoet/assets/js/admin.js?mailpoet_version=3.0.0-beta.23

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Contributors & Developers

“MailPoet 3 – Beta Version” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



3.0.0-beta.36.0.0 – 2017-06-20

  • Improved: “view in browser” link is disabled in preview emails. Thanks Riccardo;
  • Improved: show a warning when activating on Multisite environments;
  • Improved: suggest to activate MailPoet Sending Service after a successful key check;
  • Added: MailPoet Sending Service sets the List-Unsubscribe header;
  • Fixed: outdated JS assets aren’t loaded in new releases;
  • Fixed: settings page is not blocked any more if you have more than 2000 subscribers which prevented Premium version updates;
  • Fixed: premium and Welcome pages are correctly formated in WP 4.8;
  • Fixed: scheduled regular emails are now sent. Thanks Karen;
  • Fixed: subscription form no longer throws an error message when included in a popup. Thanks Gregor.

3.0.0-beta.35.0.0 – 2017-06-13

  • Added: Subscriber and List migration from MailPoet 2, the option will be offered for new installations;
  • Improved: switched “Your own website” sending method to use PHPMailer library from WordPress;
  • Fixed: “Subscriber Import” screen allows hyphens in email addresses. Thanks Cherian!
  • Fixed: “addSubscriber” method in MailPoet API sends confirmation emails;
  • Fixed: subscribing via a IPv6 IP address no longer throws an error. Thanks Hans!
  • Fixed: “Apply to all” button will apply button styles to Automatic Latest Content as well.

3.0.0-beta.34.0.0 – 2017-06-07

  • Added: Premium features are officially available. Free users can visit the Premium page in the menu for more info. Premium users: get your key on to continue using Premium;
  • Improved: email addresses are now validated using WordPress is_email() function. Kudos Oskar L. and cnesbit!;
  • Fixed: scheduled sending queue jobs are paused when post notifications are made inactive. Thanks Oskar!;
  • Fixed: post notification history no longer displays a blank subject for notifications waiting in queue. Thanks Lyon!;
  • Fixed: unsubscribe page works again. Thx Oskar one more time!

3.0.0-beta.33.1 – 2017-05-30

  • Updated: minimum required PHP version was increased from 5.3 to 5.3.3. Don’t be stuck in the last decade. Ask your host to upgrade you to PHP 7;
  • Improved: we now bundle multilingual translations that are 75% or more complete (a decrease from the previous 100% threshold);
  • Fixed: âccéntèd characters are properly saved and displayed on all hosts. WARNING: non-English language users are advised to back up their data before upgrading and contact us if something goes wrong;
  • Fixed: when subscription confirmation is enabled, welcome notifications will only get scheduled when one’s subscription is confirmed;
  • Fixed: subscription widget’s title is styled in accordance with the active theme’s configuration.

3.0.0-beta.32 – 2017-05-23

  • Added: API methods for 3rd party plugins to add subscribers to MailPoet. Which plugins should we connect to?

3.0.0-beta.31 – 2017-05-16

  • Improved: automated latest content/post search boxes in the editor now return up to 50 results;
  • Improved: sending progress bar got a new look;
  • Improved: added plugin translation to Persian (Iran) language. Thanks Ali Reza Karami!;
  • Fixed: submission of subscription forms with list selection or non-text custom fields works again. Thanks Stefan!;
  • Fixed: subscription management form works fine again;
  • Fixed: invalid license key warnings are temporarily hidden if a key is empty;
  • Fixed: newsletter link hashes are much less likely to collide. Thanks Sherrie!

3.0.0-beta.30 – 2017-05-09

  • Fixed: list buttons (ordered/unordered) were added back to the newsletter designer’s WYSIWYG editor;
  • Fixed: form editor properly displays custom field names when notifying of a completed action (add/update/delete).

3.0.0-beta.29 – 2017-05-02

  • Improved: added a filter allowing to change SMTP configuration. Thanks Luc!
  • Improved: MailPoet now avoids conflicts with other plugins using footer scripts. Thanks Mike and Tina!
  • Improved: newsletter stats got a new look with badges that help to measure success of a campaign at a glance;
  • Fixed: restoring trashed newsletters restores their sending progress;
  • Fixed: trashed lists no longer appear as filters in listings. Thanks Luc and Marc!
  • Fixed: newsletter subscription management, unsubscription, browser preview links now work with tracking enabled. Thanks Luc!
  • Fixed: shortcode’s default values are used when subscriber does not have first or last names;

3.0.0-beta.28 – 2017-04-25

  • Improved: now you can subscribe to our brand new email course on the Welcome page;
  • Improved: API is now versioned. More goodies to come for 3rd-party developers!;
  • Improved: List-Unsubscribe header is added to newsletters. Thanks Galfom!;
  • Fixed: editor loads correct newsletters when the specified ID is greater or equals 1000. Thx Jim!;
  • Fixed: created/updated subscriber count in import results is shown correctly for large imports;
  • Fixed: some admin notices now look better.

3.0.0-beta.27 – 2017-04-18

  • Improved: a warning notice is displayed when the required XML and ZIP PHP extensions are missing;
  • Improved: when clicking on a text block inside the email designer, the text cursor is positioned where the click took place;
  • Fixed: images remotely added inside the email designer are no longer scaled down to 281px. Thanks Marcelo;
  • Fixed: re-importing existing users no longer resets their subscription status. Thanks Marco;
  • Fixed: import doesn’t fail on certain MySQL setups when subscribers’ first and/or last name data is missing;
  • Fixed: custom field data no longer get swapped between subscribers during import. Thanks Eric;
  • Fixed: automatic latest content block now properly applies tag/category filters to all post types. Thanks JP;
  • Fixed: various minor issues.

3.0.0-beta.26 – 2017-04-11

  • Fixed: interactive widget customizer is now working with MailPoet form widgets. Thanks Peter and Charis!
  • Fixed: multi-line headings are now properly displayed in emails. Thanks Karen!

3.0.0-beta.25 – 2017-04-04

  • Improved: subscriber listings with large number of subscribers (tens of thousands) now load much faster on MySQL 5.5 and lower. Thanks Moulouk!;
  • Fixed: updating sending frequency no longer breaks limit enforcement. Thx Vincent!;
  • Fixed: sending works again on hosts running (very old) PHP version 5.3. WordPress recommends PHP 7 or newer. Ask your host how to upgrade. Thanks Emmanuel.

3.0.0-beta.24 – 2017-03-28

  • Improved: clarified UI language in Settings and Import. Thanks Lloyd, @rtomo and @perthmetro;
  • Added: hooks and filters for premium features. Thx Alex;
  • Premium: Google Analytics tracking is now enabled. Get in touch with us if you’re a premium user!
  • Fixed: multilingual translations are no longer breaking the UI. Thanks Marco;
  • Fixed: tracking image inside newsletters is now transparent and does not produce a false positive result during VaultPress’s security scan. Thanks Raw-B.

3.0.0-beta.23.2 – 2017-03-14

  • Improved: added plugin translations to Dutch, English (UK), French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian and Spanish languages. Thank you translators!
  • Fixed: unsubscribed subscriber will no longer receive newsletters (whoops!). Thanks, Oskar;
  • Fixed: previously scheduled send tasks are rescheduled when post notifications’ scheduling options change. Thanks, Karen and Eric!
  • Fixed: Amazon SES sending method now works regardless of custom “arg_separator” set in PHP’s configuration. Thanks Lukas!

3.0.0-beta.22 – 2017-03-07

  • Improved: sending very large emails with our sending service is less likely to time out. Thanks Mark!;
  • Fixed: WordPress warnings are no longer displayed in the editor’s contents;
  • Small, little and tiny improvements to show we pay attention to details;
  • British scientists say people whose sites run on PHP below version 7 have the lowest quality of life.

3.0.0-beta.21 – 2017-02-28

  • Fixed: newsletter sending process will fully stop when sending is paused. Thanks Terry!
  • Fixed: MailPoet sending method will work on sites using PHP 5.3. Thanks Jeff!
  • Fixed: bulk trashing and restoring newsletters and forms will work on sites using PHP 5.3. Thanks Scott!
  • We recommend all of you to upgrade to PHP 7. It’s faster, more reliable, and safer. It’s just a question of asking your host to switch.

3.0.0-beta.20 – 2017-02-23

  • Fixed: scheduling options are properly saved when creating a new or re-saving an existing email. Thx Oskar!;
  • Fixed: sending is not interrupted when a post included in the email is trashed. Thanks Bernhard!

3.0.0-beta.19 – 2017-02-21

  • Improved: import uses stricter email validation rules. Kudos Oskar;
  • Improved: database is cleaned up after deleting subscribers. Thx Eric;
  • Improved: cursor focuses on the modal window and sidebars. A big thanks to users who reported the issue;
  • Improved: plugin is leaner;
  • Improved: we’re translation-ready. Contact us to help and get freebies;
  • Improved: detailed error messages are displayed when sending with SMTP fails. Thx Rik;
  • Fixed: going back to email designer does not corrupt its contents. Thx Taut;
  • Fixed: emails trashed while sending can be resent if restored. Thnx Vlad;
  • Fixed: sending to large lists (30,000+) works again. Oskar, again!;
  • Fixed: default email templates are not duplicated when changed;
  • Fixed: email rendering does not display warning notices on PHP 7.1. Thx Alex;
  • Fixed: bulk trashing of subscribers works on PHP 5.3. Thx Chris!

3.0.0-beta.18 – 2017-02-14

  • Fixed: subscriber stats for lists are accurately calculated;
  • Fixed: ‘Create a new form’ link in the MailPoet Form widget now leads to the Form editor;
  • Fixed: category names are shown for Automated latest content widget posts on WP 4.7. Thanks Christopher!;
  • Fixed: SendGrid error messages are properly displayed. Thanks Larry!;
  • Fixed: non-Latin-1 characters are now rendered on some hosts running PHP 5.3. Thanks Andreas!

3.0.0-beta.17 – 2017-02-01

  • Added: send in style with MailPoet’s own sending service. Visit your MailPoet Settings > Send with… tab.

3.0.0-beta.16 – 2017-01-31

  • Improved: Updated language strings for better translation support;
  • Fixed: subscription forms now allow to subscribe only to specified lists. Thanks Paul!
  • Fixed: subscription forms now ignore any extra fields added not via the Form editor. Thx again Paul!
  • Fixed: previewing sent welcome emails now displays latest email version. Thanks Tim!
  • Fixed: plugin no longer triggers a PHP error during initialization on hosts using PHP 5.3;
  • Fixed: plugin warns about missing required PDO_MYSQL extension.

3.0.0-beta.15 – 2017-01-24

  • Fixed: plugin no longer throws a fatal exception error on (prehistoric :)) hosts running older versions than PHP 5.3. Thanks Otto & jtm12!;
  • Fixed: users who are not subscribed to any list can be filtered in the admin panel;
  • Fixed: newsletter preview links can now be shared with non WP users.

3.0.0-beta.14 – 2017-01-19

  • Fixed: images can’t be added to newsletters. Thanks Leon!;
  • Fixed: forms require first & last name input fields on some systems;
  • Fixed: unable to remove subscribers from lists in admin panel. Thanks Kay!

3.0.0-beta.13 – 2017-01-17

  • Improved: style/script conflicts on MailPoet pages are now resolved by unloading non-default assets. Thx Michel for reporting one such case!;
  • Fixed: MySQL wait_timeout of less than 20 seconds results in errors when sending. Thx Tim!;
  • Fixed: unsubscribe URL doesn’t work when BuddyPress is enabled;
  • Fixed: some form styles aren’t saved. Thanks Pete!;
  • Fixed: typo in subscription management shortcode instructions. Thx Tim once more!

3.0.0-beta.12 – 2017-01-10

  • Improved: faster load times of Emails page with large database;
  • Improved: sender header is now set for SMTP/PHPMail method to work with MS Exchange. Thx Karsten!;
  • Improved: better asset conflict management with other plugins;
  • Fixed: newly published custom post types are now sent. Thx Jim!;
  • Fixed: post notifications now sent when ALC block is configured to display titles only. Thx Pete;
  • Fixed: shortcode “date:dtext” displays full name (e.g., Sunday) instead of abbreviated (e.g., Sun);
  • Fixed: hide mailer error on send previews. Thx Karsten again!;
  • Fixed: various minor issues.

3.0.0-beta.11 – 2016-12-31

  • Improved: newsletters’ statistics are generated in a split second;
  • Fixed: subscribers’ data is properly saved on repeat and/or multiple subscription attempts;
  • Fixed: WP posts are displayed/rendered with proper line breaks and spaces;
  • Fixed: preview-by-email works once again;
  • Wished: 2017 sees the release of the fantastic MailPoet 3 and the super-duper MailPoet Sending Service;
  • Wished: 2017 turns out to be an amazing year for all of our beloved and new users!

3.0.0-beta.10 – 2016-12-27

  • Improved: newsletter is saved prior to sending an email preview;
  • Improved: subscription management page conditionally displays the “bounced” status;
  • Improved: deleted lists are displayed in newsletter listings;
  • Fixed: newsletter/subscriber/list/form dates are properly formatted according to WP settings;
  • Fixed: emails’ “Return-path” header is set to the bounce address configured in Settings->Advanced;
  • Fixed: archived newsletters’ shortcode works for site visitors;
  • Fixed: unicode support for newsletters.

3.0.0-beta.9 – 2016-12-20

  • Improved: the plugin is now tested up to WP 4.7;
  • Improved: MailPoet’s sending service bounce status API update;
  • Improved: change duplicate subscribers import message to be more descriptive;
  • Fixed: database character set and time zone setup;
  • Fixed: alignment of post titles inside notificaiton emails;
  • Fixed: partially generated or missing translations from .pot file.

3.0.0-beta.8 – 2016-12-13

  • Added: MailPoet’s sending service can now sync hard bounced addresses with the plugin to keep your lists tidy and clean;
  • Improved: gracefully catch vendor library conflicts with other plugins. Thx Vikas;
  • Improved: force browsers to load the intended JS and CSS assets by adding a parameter, ie style.css?ver=x.y.z;
  • Fixed: render non paragraph elements inside a block quote. Thx Remco!;
  • Fixed a query that’s gone awry in Mysql version 5.6. Dank je Pim!

3.0.0-beta.7.1 – 2016-12-06

  • Improved: allow user to restart sending after sending method failure;
  • Fixed: subscribers are not added to lists after import;
  • Fixed: sending should stop when newsletter is trashed;
  • Fixed: update database schema after an update which fixes an SQL error;
  • Fixed: status of sent newsletters is showing “paused” instead of “sent”;
  • Fixed: dividers in Automatic Latest Posts posts are not displayed. Thx Gregor!;
  • Fixed: shortcodes (ie, first name) are not rendered when sending a preview;
  • Fixed: count of confirmed subscribers only in step 2 of import is erroneous.

3.0.0-beta.6 – 2016-11-29

  • Added: “bounced” status has been added to subscribers;
  • Improved: execution time enforced between individual send operations. Avoids duplicate sending on really slow servers;
  • Improved: Welcome emails are given higher priority for sending;
  • Fixed: Welcome emails are not scheduled for WP users;
  • Fixed: Unicode characters in FROM/REPLY-TO/TO fields are not rendered;
  • Fixed: sending HTML emails with Amazon SES works again. Kudos Alex for reporting;
  • Fixed: import fails when subscriber already exists in the database but the email is in different case format. Thx Ellen for telling us;
  • Fixed: ampersand char (“&”) inside the subject line won’t throw errors in browser preview. Thanks Michel for reporting.

3.0.0-beta.5 – 2016-11

  • Fixed ALC block in newsletter editor to not show tools of content blocks;
  • Fixed Sending Queue to remove post notification history newsletter when sending queue record is removed;
  • Fixed vendor library initialization path on certain configurations;
  • Optimized image assets to reduce file size;
  • Added security fixes;
  • Added plugin requirements checker;
  • Fixed “MailPoet Page” custom post type to not display an entry on admin menu;
  • Fixed language strings in subscriber import;
  • Added “Get back to MailPoet” button on plugin update page.

3.0.0-beta.4 – 2016-11

  • Updated HelpScout beacon to provide support articles;
  • Fixed handling of URLs containing shortcodes in newsletter editor;
  • Security fixes;
  • Fixed subscriber count to not count trashed subscribers;
  • Fixed template renderer to gracefully display an error when template caching issues arise;
  • Added security measures to prevent mass subscriptions.

3.0.0-beta.3 – 2016-11

  • Improved compatibility with PHP 7;
  • Fixed showing current newsletter status in newsletter listings when there are no subscribers to send to;
  • Removed obsolete libraries;
  • Fixed security issues;
  • Fixed html form embed code to use correct paths;
  • Updated settings documentation URL;
  • Improved text fitting in newsletter type/template selection boxes;
  • Fixed Populator compatibility with earlier PHP versions;
  • Fixed newsletter number shortcode for notification newsletters;
  • Enhanced HelpScout support beacon report with extra support data;
  • Fixed email renderer to not throw entity warnings on earlier PHP versions;
  • Fixed newsletter preview incompatibility errors for earlier PHP versions.

3.0.0-beta.2 – 2016-10

  • Fixed compatibility issues with PHP versions earlier than PHP 5.6;
  • Renamed ‘Emails’ email type to ‘Newsletters’.

3.0.0-beta.1 – 2016-10

  • Initial public beta release.