Mailing List/Newsletter

For a newsletter/mailing list, we have to recommend phpList (installable via Softaculous) because of it's feature set and capabilities. Below are just some of the things supported by phpList

  • 100 000 + subscribers. phplist is designed to manage mailing lists with hundreds of thousands of subscribers. phplist is excellent with smaller lists too!
  • No duplicate messages. No 'forgotten' messages. phplist manages message delivery with a message queue, ensuring that every subscriber gets the email message, and that no subscribers receive two copies, even if they're subscribed to more than one list!
  • Open/View Tracking tells you how many users opened your email message. This provides a minimum statistic, as many email clients with privacy or security policies block images (gmail, thunderbird, and others).
  • Click Tracking tracks links and URLs. Statistics can be viewed by message, URL or subscriber.
  • User Specific Content. You can use Subscriber Attributes in message content to make each and every email message personalized with the subscribers name, etc.
  • Multiple List Administrators. The super-admin can assign lists to List Managers, who can manage their users and lists. The super-admin user can 'prepare' messages that can be sent by list managers to their lists.
  • Subscriber Preferences. Every email message contains personalized URLs for subscribers to update their preferences or unsubscribe. Subscribers can update their own information and keep your database up to date. Unlike most other mailing list managers, in phplist subscribers can change their email address.
  • The User Management tools are excellent to manage and maintain large databases of subscribers.
  • Bounce Processing keeps your database clean of unused and non-existent email addresses.
  • Advanced Bounce handling let's you teach phplist to distinguish between permanent and temporary message-delivery errors. You can define automated actions on receipt of bounce messages according to matches with your regular expressions.
  • CSV Import and Export. Use CSV and tab delimited files to import your existing list of users or to export the users on the phplist system for use in your in-house database. phplist's database has a 'foreign key' to help keep multiple copies of databases synchronized without duplicating users.
  • Batch Processing is useful in shared hosting environments. Set the maximum number of sent messages in a given time period.
  • Throttling can limit the load on your server so it doesn't overload.
  • Domain Throttling limits the number of emails to specific domains to keep on the friendly side of their system administrators.
  • Scheduled Sending let's you tell phplist when the message is to be sent.
  • Repetition. A message can be repeated automatically to send updated dynamic content and attachments.
  • Text from HTML. Text email messages are managed fluently in phplist. phplist will automatically create a text version of an html message. Optionally the message composer can create it manually.
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