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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.


2250 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Thanx to module creators!

recent versions are broken & not functioning
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in recent versions nothing is going to work. I even started everything from scratch, but no success.

Sehr Gute Nacht Newsletter-Eigenschaften!
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Bin sehr zufrieden, da einfach in der Bedienung und qualitativ hochwertige Newsletter versandt werden können!

Vraiment bien ...
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C'est une newsletter simple et bien pensé
manque un service smtp ..
mais bon on peu utiliser Sendgrid

DON'T install!
By , for WP 4.3.1

I've installed that beautiful and user friendly plugin and unfortunately I have a MALWARE on my WEB SITE. It infected all web sites I was hosting and server as well! Better check this out https://blog.sucuri.net/2014/07/remote-file-upload-vulnerability-on-mailpoet-wysija-newsletters.html It still has a bug somewhere!

It's helpful
By , for WP 4.3.1

I've been using MailPost for a week. I tried to learn how to make a list, make subscription form for that list, and how to customize the look of that subscription form. I did some testings like subscribing, publishing a post and see if the automation actually sends out the emails. I have 5 emails on that list and it sent to all!

Subscription Form Customization is doable

I was able to get the HTML subscription form and I was able to make it look to the way I want it. I stripped up a lot of the HTML that I didn't want. So it's totally possible.

Simple and enough for me

I just need a simple newsletter where I can automate it. I don't have the premium version. And, I haven't tried the other features. But it just works as expected it. It's very helpful because I didn't have to make my own plugin in to do this. I just want a simple newsletter that sends to everyone on a list. I just needed to build up an email list as well.

WordPress to send mail is good enough (for now)

Once I have a lot of subscribers, I will use the recommend third party email host (SendGrid). But for now, I'm quite happy. I don't expect a lot of people to subscribe so it will definitely take time for my list to build up anyways. It takes a few seconds to a few minutes to finish sending all the mails. There's also the recommended 70 emails/hour. It's good enough for me. As long as the newsletter gets sent in a week right after I post my post, I'm satisfied.

Compared to others?

I tried this other plugin. It's branding (like logos and the interface) feel is quite modern and up to par with the last trends. I tried it at first but it just had way too many options. That might sound good for the free version of a plugin but the options were either not designed to make things less complicated or they might be unnecessary for what I want. I gave up easily on it because it's my first time doing newsletters. I just want something simple. MailPoet also intimidated me because I was new to newsletters. But I decided to check out MailPoet anyway. The learning curve was way less high than the other(s) that I've tried. I just needed to accomplish what I needed to do with ease and convenience. So far I haven't found a huge problem that I can't try to figure out with MailPoet. In fact there weren't any problem at all. But if I do need an upgrade, I'd give the premium a try than going for other bloated plugins.

Ok but not great
By , for WP 4.3.1

MailPoet works fairly well, but it's accompanied by a whole whack of problems...

-Emails are not responsive without manual modification of the plugin files.

-Signup forms are not accessible without using the provided html option and making manual modifications to the markup.

-When using the html signup form, the method for including the necessary scripts doesn't follow best practices (scripts are simply added to the head section instead of being registered/enqueued, which means that other plugins like Better WP Minify won't work with those scripts).

-It's not possible to add an antispam CAPTCHA to signup forms without php/js coding knowledge and manual modification of the plugin files. This means that even if you're using the confirmation option so that spam email addresses don't get added to your subscriber list, you'll still send out an initial email to spam addresses and your mail could be flagged as spam.

-The automatic newsletter schedule is buggy. For instance, if the schedule is set to send out a newsletter on the last Tuesday of each month, in months with five weeks, it sends out on the fourth Tuesday. That is, last and fourth are always equal.

-It's difficult to include Newsletter-only content to automatic newsletters without significant manual configuration since MailPoet only works with public post types.

-Shortcodes in posts are stripped out, which means that content doesn't always make sense. Similarly, screen-reader-text (WordPress CSS class) content is visible.

-There's currently no way to disable tracking, which raises two concerns. Firstly, this is a huge problem in some EU countries. Secondly, MailPoet doesn't disclose most stats to free plugin users. Most of the paid plugin's "features" are actually just releasing these stats. So MailPoet collects and gathers data that website owners must pay to access. NB: I have no problem paying for features, but the paid version of MailPoet doesn't really have much to it once you take out the stats-related stuff.

I have posted in the forums several times to try to figure out many of these issues, without much success. I have been able to deal with most of these issues by myself, but because of the incorrect method of including scripts with the html signup form, the lack of antispam options for the signup form, and the inability to disable newsletter tracking, I have decided to search for a new mail plugin. MailPoet works well enough to continue using until then, but its downfalls are too big to ignore.

Excellent MailPoet
By , for WP 4.3.1

MailPoet has been always very powerful.
I believe this is the #1 plugin that a real business should have.

The customer service is also fantastic!

Highly recommended!

Great! Great!Great!
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It's great and free!So far so good. I love it!

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