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MailPoet Newsletters

Send newsletters post notifications or autoresponders from WordPress easily, and beautifully. Start to capture subscribers with our widget now.

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2038 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
Très cool
By , for WP 4.2.2

Wow belle amélioration

Smooth, Simple, Professional
By , for WP 4.2.2

I've mucked around with so many plug-ins. This one is in that top 10% that make me happy just thinking about them.

--It does exactly what I want it to do. Send newsletters. For free. (I have under 2K subscribers.)
--It didn't take long to learn. I tried using Mail Chimp for a couple months and its user interface was so poorly designed that I had to keep relearning it. Every time I used it, I wanted to take a sledgehammer to the comoputer. Mail Poet saved my fraying sanity.
--It's easy to configure it so that users can choose a weekly digest or an email notification of every post. Not all my users want to get emails from me 4x/week.
--The default email looks professional without me doing any work. If you want lots of graphic design options, you'll probably want a plug-in that costs money. But for the serious readers at a content-focused blog, the Mail Poet emails are great.

If you run a low-frills blog and just want to have a few more auto-email options than come with Jetpack--without spending weeks learning a totally new technology--get Mail Poet.

BTW, I'm a procrastinator and it took me awhile to write this review. So I've been using Mail Poet for five months already, and I remain grateful to the folks at Mail Poet for the smooth, simple design.

Great Plugin, can't believe it's free!
By , for WP 4.2.2

It takes a little learning curve, but what doesn't? It produces GREAT and very appealing Newsletters. Pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it - which didn't take too long at all! Widget for signups is an awesome feature, too!

Love this plugin and great service, too!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Highly recommended. The service has been great, helping me figure out issues and responding quickly. I'm new at WP and have been thankful for Mailpoet's easy to learn plugin.

Great Newsletter Plugin
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I have been using MailPoet for a while now and I am very happy. It is easy to use and has a lot of great features. I have recommended it to a lot of my friends.

Slow delivery bad results
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used latest version.

I used the premium verison and used sendgrid for third party delivery. I thought given that sendgrid was supported by mailpoet, it should be easy to use. Turns out very wrong. I sent around 1500 emails. Here are the issues:

1. Mailpoet shows all sent but the details stats from sendgrid shows many were dropped. I used sendgrid pay by usage service. Even so, they only give you 1000 for first day. So when you send more than 1000, the system does not hold the rest for second day and these were all dropped.

2. very low open rate. Mailpoet shows only around 8% rate while the same list I used with other email service for many years consistently achieved over 30% open ratio

3. It's very slow to send email. Even though sendgrid said they can send large batch very fast, mailpoet only let me send 180 per 5 minutes when using sendgrid. So it takes over 40 minutes to just send to a list of around 1500 emails.

4. Even with premium paid account, the theme to choose is very limited. Not easy to adjust the design too.

5. If your hosting company is bluehost or you are on a shared server for your wordpress site, it's not that easy to set up third party mail delivery service. As you see, even I chose the one that mailpoet had integrated API built it, still have lots of issues to send.

6. Until mailpoet has it's own mail delivery service, the integration and maintenance of the integration with a third party delivery service is a big issue. Can cost lots of time and energy.

All in all, it does not do a good job and I have asked them to stop my premium service and refund me the rest of the money.

Sophie

Wow!
By , for WP 2.6.15

Worked perfectly for me. 1000% recommended. Would have bought the premium version but it charges $99 per year which is very costly for me. Otherwise, amazing!

Quick and Simple Newsletters
By , for WP 4.2.1

We have a proprietary email service through our association we use to send our newsletters, but this plugin allows us to aggregate items--not just in the blog--to include. We copy the code into our mailing program.

This has very easy drag 'n drop, formatting and customizing ability. We are pleased with it. Colleagues have told me this is one of the best out there!

What a MailChimp alternative!
By , for WP 4.2.1

I've been using MP about 3 months, on three sites. Not only is just about everything a quick learn, it's easy enough to teach it to clients. I don't send an enormous volume of mail, which is probably the case for most of us starting lists, and it seems like all the functionality available is exactly the stuff I need—no fluff.

That you can easily pull in automated posts (and custom post types!), and send featured images is a huge, wonderful plus.

My only complaints:

  • It took emailing MP support to find the Lists page (links to it are hiding at the top of the Subscribers page). Push those to the plugin menu, and it'll be much more consistent with other WP experiences.
  • List and subscriber management is a little convoluted. Adding a Quick Edit option to both might speed it up/make some settings easier to find.

Other than that… well, suffice to say MailChimp is on its way out of my workflow. MC has the advantage of being its own platform (and so platform-independent), meaning if I ever decided to leave WP, it'd be easy to keep working. But were that to happen, what's a little export/import?

Découverte de MailPoet
By , for WP 4.2.1

J'ai découvert ce plugin : ma vie va enfin être facile et professionnelle !!
Merci !
Passeur d'expériences
www/passeurdexperiences.com

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