Sending regular, serial e-mail to multiple recipients can be a daunting task, even for those who can make Outlook do everything but sit up and beg. Whether you use Microsoft's well-known client or another e-mail program, JAM Software's SmartSerialMail can take the sting out of serial mailings. You can configure it to send messages via multiple Internet connections simultaneously. It supports HTML as well as plain text messages, and you can set it to display only the individual recipient's name, like typical e-mail software. Where it really shines is in helping you configure all the complex settings and exceptions that guarantee that only those recipients you choose get only those messages you want them to and no others.
SmartSerialMail has an attractive, efficient interface resembling a simplified e-mail client; just File and Help menus, navigation buttons, and controls to collect bounces, subscriptions, and unsubscriptions in Microsoft Outlook and other e-mail clients. Most of the action takes place in the main window, which displays the program's six basic steps as controlled by left-hand navigation buttons. SmartSerialMail breaks the complex process of configuring multiple mailings into easy, wizard-like steps: Sender, Recipients, Content, Preview, Send Mail, and Returns. An additional button accesses e-mail templates that simplify customizing and composing messages for a variety of uses and recipients.
The most recent update of the fully functional SmartSerialMail works in Windows 7 and is now free to try for 30 days instead of 21. It costs $57.95 for a single-user license; multiuser licenses are also available.