Very Small Mailing List Suggestions

Discussion in 'Email Newsletters' started by Big Dan, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm trying to come up with a solution for notifying my clients (~30 people) of important events like security patches or upcoming vacations, etc.

    Copy/pasting the same message to multiple parties is getting old fast. Ideally it would be a PHP script that I could host myself and send mail via php or my self hosted SMTP server.

    It needs the ability to:
    • Have the same person be apart of multiple lists (ex: Clients General, Clients - Wordpress, Clients - XenForo)
    • Allow me to manually subscribe people without opt-in but offer a one click unsubscribe link
    • Have basic text replacements. For instance, Hi [NAME] would automatically pull the client's name from the database and insert it.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Dan
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    A list that size is within the free sending limits of MailChimp.

    Any interest in trying an email newsletter service instead of a hosted php script?
     

  3. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't really need a newsletter so much as a notification type thing. Similar to tech mailing lists. Wikimedia for example has an announce list that notifies of upcoming releases. They use GNU mailman which is way more than I need.

    I will check out MailChimp though maybe a little creative thinking will make it work for what I need.
     

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