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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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Fake Subscribers Gaining Numbers
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As of this 2016, a LOT of fake subscribers a turning up. The plugin could use a few fixes that I think are perhaps being ignored. A "Honey Trap", for example, would work wonders. Checking against the "stop forum spam database" would also be worthwhile.

The only response I get to this in the support section is "I've not experienced this problem and maybe it has to do with etc" ... no.

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.

poor service
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i was very content with mailpoet for 2 years. Now i cannot edit any newsletter any more and do not get any significant support from mailpoet to find a solution. I am not alone with that problem.

2.6.16 doesn't work with WP 4.3
By , for WP 4.3

I just wanted to use that fine plugin, but it doesn't work with WP 4.3.
Waiting for the next update ;-)

Fairly good
By , for WP 4.2.4

This plugin wonderful mailpoet
But not complete, it needs to develop more into a comprehensive
Like :
1. feature: Control the default e-mail templates in WordPress.
2. Feature: Control to send a single message to a member of the wp-admin, through the User Profile.
3- Reset & Send Password.
4. re-send account activation code when the member loses activation link.
5. Feature: log alerts, when the user logs on the mailpoet send an alert to the user, for example: You are logged in to your site aaaa.com, ip, browser type, operating system type, time etc ....
6. Price too high for developers .

Not Good Anymore
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Mailpoet was one of the email marketing service out there but unfortunately these guys are working on version 4 of this plugin for several years!!

In the meanwhile there are a lot of new and modern and better options. Now mailpoet seems to belong to Dos time! It's not even fully responsive in mobiles.

Another bad thing about mailpoet is they don't let you embed images in your emails. So your emails can not be uglier than this! (Please don't reply with that link which says why you think embding images are wrong, while every company let the users decide about this)

The bottom line, maybe 3 years ago mailpoet was the best choice but now it is far behind.

Great plugin, but missing something that's a deal-breaker
By , for WP 4.1.1

This is a really, really good plugin! It's easy, clean, and comes with great support. This is probably one of the easiest & most useful wordpress plugins out there for any wordpress site to use. Setting up the newsletters and configurations is a BREEZE.
But. . .
The deal breaker for me is the newsletter templates/themes are not responsive. maybe it's just me, but what isn't responsive anymore? I viewed a newsletter on my android Note and it did not fit in-screen. This is a huge deal breaker for me seeing as i own a web design company that emphasizes mobile priority for design. Mailpoet says that it views perfectly on a bunch of various platforms, so i assumed it was responsive on an android.
I do believe they have stated on their website that they are rebuilding the plugin and using responsive technology in the new version. I may revisit it then, but for now onto another solution.

rocksolid but less customizable
By , for WP 4.0.1

the system works fine in its own way, but when you want to really customize your newsmail, you have to find other tools. and its not that i can't code, i'm a dev guy but the settings are soo limited, that you have to go core and thats the **** we don't like.
anyways, everything beyond that works really good, so if you found / created a newsletter-theme for your needs and its really all you need, than this tool is for you.

three important functions missing
By ,

1) you should add "write email" in the "New" menu on the page top.
2) the user should be able to write and send email/newsletter using outlook or other thirty parties.
3) Use too much time so it significantly slows down loading the home page

Very Easy - but not able to rename list name
By , for WP 3.9.1

Everything is easy, but even after reinstalling, I am not able to rename or even name new Newsletter Lists - I can generate a new list which is always named "my first list" and can´t find a menü as desribed in support area...

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