I’ve been using the free account on http://www.yourmailinglistprovider.com/ for a long time and now am looking at using a wordpress built-in newsletter plugin.
I want to be able to have a header, and two columns beneath like a sidebar and main body, although I don’t mind if I can’t have that.
I also want to be able to add images, links, underline and bold text etc.
Please post links here thanks.
I personally wouldn’t use just a plugin. Newsletters can be tricky because of how the world handles IP addresses (and whitelisting of them).
I would use a third-party app for it. We use MailChimp and are extremely happy with them.
Thank you for your reply.
I have been using http://www.yourmailinglistprovider.com/ so far.
Just want the free version so will test out the one you mentioned.
Does anyone know if Your Mailing List Provider has a plugin for WordPress, not unlike what MailChimp has?
So far with searching haven’t been able to find anything yet.
Why not use PHPList? Its has many features, some of which makes it better than commercial services.
You can integrate it into WP with a plugin:
@ webjunk that’s a really good question.
We are working on a project for a client and they are using “Mailing List Provider” as their mailing list service, already has an established list and does not wish to move to anything else.
PHPList is a very good piece of software. I have used it in the past. But I also like Interspire Email Marketer (IEM), its not free, but it is very good worth the money.
The biggest reason I personally no longer use PHPList, IEM etc is because of the high time consuming of developing a positive IP reputation and the other on going headaches associated with manging and keeping the SMTP IP off the many BLACKLISTS. It can be a full time job in order to make sure the maximum number of emails go out. So that is the focus getting the maximum # of emails into in-boxes. Thus I would prefer to let someone else handle those hassles and spend time in a more productive area.
Any way you ask a great question.
Actually the Commercial providers have also had on & off issues with grey/blacklistings and effected their users. No one is immune I am afraid. But most times when I have seen issues with mail going in Spam/Junk folders its because of the email itself, not the sender or application. Things like external links not related to the sender, or images pulled remotely.
I’ve been dealing with email software since Majordomo and LISTSERV and these issues have always been around. Not sure why you think it should be “a full time job in order to make sure the maximum number of emails go out.” I have a number of large clients (subscribers in the tens or hundreds of thousands) who other than creating the message/newsletter spend maybe ten minutes/week just to check the log and process bounces. If its run from a cron job, once submitted there is not much to do.
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