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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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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

Nice but too expensive
By ,

No responsive templates for newsletters.....too bad :'(
And at 99$ a year, it's way too expensive regarding that it does not send emails through a server owned by Mailpoet. You still need to pay another service to do that....

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...

Very good feature but doesn't not always look professionnal
By ,

There are a lot of really good and professionnal features…but the form edition is limited. I am not that good in css and I bilieve my form doesn't not look professionnal. I hope at least it will work on mobile and platform I didn't try.
Also, there is a bug. The option «subriscribe to the newsletter in post» bugs.
http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/249982bugmailpoet.png

Didn't work for me
By ,

I have a wp website with theme pinboard and wanted to publish my events (event manager) as a newsletter. Could not get it work. Was not responsive and images didn't open. Mailchimp was much better.

Great overall with a serious pricing handicap
By , for WP 3.7

I've been using a product from Envato, MyMail, which is clunky at best to compose messages however includes at no extra cost all the tools that WYSIJA charges a subscription fee for. With a one-time $35 I get:

# lifetime updates
# track individual opens, clicks, unsubscriptions & bounces
# geo-tracking
# auto responders
# campaign scheduling
# send the same newsletter to single address
# built-in SPAM scoring
# johnny-on-the-spot support
# and more.

Basically everything WYSIJA offers for free plus all their subscription features. Now, as I mentioned, the MyMail message composer is frustrating. If you want to go along with the layout fine, but if you want to ever so slightly modify something, forget it! Maybe it's just me because the guy easily has several thousand sales. However I have way too many other things going on most days to spend hours coding an email, so this is the only bright spot I found with WYSIJA.

Stuff is still broken or features missing:

# Clicking on stats opens a page with 5 columns. Clicking any of these thinking you can sort by that column instead pops an error message, "Your request can't retrieve any subscribers. Change your filters!" Okay now what?

# Nit picking but, names under Stats are listed as Last, First - would have preferred a way to display names under stats as First, Last.

# I got a bounce (bad email address) and found no way to resend the newsletter to that one subscriber. Pretty sad because it was a client using an auto responder to notify of his new email address. This missing feature also handicaps you if you get a new client and want to send them an already sent newsletter. It looks like you have to duplicate and send another newsletter for each new email address - pretty clunky.

With MyMail I probably just need to bear down and learn the UI, because for less than half the price of one year with WYSIJA I get a whole lot more.

Cron???
By , for WP 3.6

Hi,

This plugin has all features I expected but it seems that sending newsletters doesn't work with WP cron or others possibility on my test site :-( perhaps cause of not have enough users load the site!?!?

I'm looking for solution....

Yes but
By , for WP 3.5.2

is there a way not to be inundated with junk subscribers? What do they get out of it?

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