Mailings for Mac

Mailings for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9.26
  • Total Downloads:
    2,009
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 29, 2007
  • Price:
    Update; $25.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    2.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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3 stars

"Functional solution for bulk e-mailing"

May 09, 2011  |  By rickpoet--2008

 |  Version: Mailings 2.0.05

Pros

Does what you want it to do. Can send customized text or html emails. Can import lists and spreadsheets with custom import fields. Frequently updated.

Cons

Not intuitive interface for customizing emails. (almost like coding to customize). Non responsive customer support.

Summary

I've been using Mailings for quite some time to do some simple tasks sending out different types of emails to different types of lists. It works really well, never a hiccup...I'm always impressed with how frequently updates come to this piece of software (sometimes more than one a week!). Well done creating a super useful utility that's always up to date and relevant.

I recently (this week) used it for the first time using the custom import template tags feature to create a customized email to a group of people. I had previously been using the app EmailMerge for this task...I decided to try Mailings to do this because EmailMerge is no longer in development...and it's a "Classic" app that won't be supported under Lion (which I heard is eliminating the layer which supports Classic/PowerPC apps...so I'm trying to ween myself from the few apps I still use which fall into that category. Mailings is Universal and I already own it so i thought I'd give it a go.

I was successful using Mailings for the Merge I attempted, but I didn't find it as intuitive or as versatile for that particular feature as I would have liked. There's a few features/abilities that E-mail Merge has that I'd love to see in a future version of Mailings:

1) Custom Template Tags visible and manageable/editable in the "Select Recipients" window after import - In EmailMerge once I've imported from a spreadsheet I can see all the custom fields that I've imported...I can edit them all...search them etc. When I import in Mailings I only see the standard fields and I have no way of verifying that everything is in there.

2) Ability to preview merged emails. - The preview command is nice when I'm not using an email merge...but when I am I want to be able to see that it's merged correctly...in EmailMerge there is a feature that allows you to view on screen each merged email before it's sent.

3) Better way to insert Custom Template Tags - In E-mail Merge, once I have imported the CSV file, my custom template tags automatically appear in a menu that I can choose from to insert into the message. This seems to me to be a better way, less prone to error, and less like doing actual coding then inserting the tag code through the single "Custom Import Tag" from the pull down menu in the editor and then manually retyping the name of the custom tag.

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3 stars

"A nice idea, but I often have problems with the program"

February 15, 2011  |  By dnspencer

 |  Version: Mailings 2.0.03

Pros

The program combines useful functionality with comparative ease of use. Added functions such as import of server settings has added value.

Cons

The program often hangs or crashes. I constantly juggle server settings to avoid having email addresses excluded.

Summary

I would like more reliability and user-friendliness.

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4 stars

"Works for me - getting better"

May 20, 2010  |  By bobcarr1

 |  Version: Mailings 1.9.68

Pros

Interface is "busy" with features and options. I struggled to get it set up at first. Once I was over that hill, Mailings became quick/easy to use. Every day or two I send html pages to a group of 200 that I facilitate. It performs as advertised.

Cons

Interface could be streamlined. Documentation is adequate, needs improvement. Newbies under deadline: don't use. "Enter Mail Server Information" should be a top heading of "Setup", not the 7th item under "Creating Mailings."

Summary

Take your time learning to use this product and you'll like it. Price/Value it is a good buy. Oh, one other thing. This product previously deserved a poor rating. There was a lapse in its support and development particularly around the time Snow Leopard was being introduced. I cursed many times the way the interface scrambled my screen up. It behaved poorly for awhile. But I didn't give up and the updates seemed to have fixed most problems. The bottom-line is: disregard reviews that are more than 6 months old, unless the reviewer tells you specifically why Mailings doesn't perform as advertised. And to the applications author - thanks for picking up the pace of keeping Mailings current.

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4 stars

"problems sending attachments"

May 09, 2010  |  By bwong1--2008

 |  Version: Mailings 1.9.65

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Been a registered happy user for several years. Current version 1.9.66 though is busted and will not send attachments (small PDFs). Luckily I had a backup copy of 1.9.52 and that is working properly.

Please fix this bug and I can bump up my rating back to where it should be.

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1 stars

"Never got any feed back either!"

August 30, 2009  |  By alexdaris

 |  Version: Mailings 1.9.52

Pros

Software trial version works well, but I never got the full licence version I paid for.

Cons

I should have read the review above. Paid them, never got any feedback.
Very disapointed. Don't by anything from them.

Summary

It's a rif off.

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1 stars

"Do not pay them anything!"

August 26, 2009  |  By charliemow

 |  Version: Mailings 1.9.52

Pros

I never got to try the software so i don't know

Cons

I paid them the license fee on the promise of being sent a code to unlock the software but 2 months later and i still don't have the code.

Summary

Rip off merchants. Avoid at all costs.

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5 stars

"Great Product"

January 21, 2008  |  By blmlwd

 |  Version: Mailings 1.9.27

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've just tried it for a few days with my customer newsletter, and I'm very impressed by the ease of use and intuitive interface. One customer mentioned a garbled subject line, but that may have been a problem on his end of things. So far it seems great. And the price is great as well.

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5 stars

"Wonderful Mac program ... great customer service..."

December 11, 2007  |  By Chris Borland

 |  Version: Mailings 1.9.26

Summary

...... buy it!
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using Mailings for about a year to send monthly mailings to clients in my consulting business, and have generally found the program to be exactly what I'd been looking for. Mailings is easy to figure out, makes sending mass HTML emails to Mac OS Address Book groups a snap, and is a pleasure to use. I've not explored all the features, as there are many more than I need for my simple purposes.

Although one reviewer expressed dissatisfaction with the level of customer service he'd received from the developer after purchasing Mailings, I've had nothing but wonderful experiences corresponding with Joe Pagliaro, the developer of Mailings. Every time I've sent him a question about the program, he's responded quickly, capably, courteously, and professionally. I wish all business owners had the same high regard for their customers that Joe has.

In my opinion, Mailings is a truly wonderful shareware program reflecting the proudest of Mac software traditions. It's well priced, easy to use, with a simple interface, powerful functionality, and excellent developer support. Basically ... it just works! With a few very minor tweaks it would be perfect. Looking forward to version 2!

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5 stars

"Reliable, configurable AND easy to use!"

December 08, 2007  |  By adamnohejl

 |  Version: Mailings 1.9.26

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I initially tried Serial Mail, but that's not a reliable solution for sending thousands of formatted messages - let alone how professionally will the messages look in the end (part of formatting lost, only plain addresses in the "To:" field).

Mailings gave me all the features I needed. It includes recipient name in the "To:" field, integrates nicely with Address Book, supports both HTML and plain text alternatives (and has many more options I haven't used but they may come handy later). And it has worked very reliably. I got it setup in less than a hour (including the purchase).

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4 stars

"just what I need"

August 30, 2006  |  By apolojunk

 |  Version: Mailings 1.8.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I really like this program. I use it to send email updates to my church supporters. It's a nice way to personalize the messages instead of using BCC. Only improvement I'd like to see is the ability to use html for the "preamble" even if the rest of the email/attachment isn't html, or basically just to be able to send an html message with nothing else attached directly from mailings. but I think the program is great and the developer is extremely responsive and helpful, even after numerous "dumb" questions.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.9.26
  • The plain text alternative, preamble and epilgue editors are now Unciode. Moreover, the plain text message always specifies the character set as UTF-8 with base64 encoding. This ensures compatibility with more languages.

  • Quoted printable encoding has been eschewed in favor of base64 encoding for the content of all message bodies to ensure better HTML display for all character sets. You can turn off base64 encoding on the "Message" pane of the Preferences window.

  • Report logs will be automatically generated if a new option in Preferences to do so is selected (see the "Log" pane.) Report logs will be put into the "Mailings" folder of your Logs folder (in your Home Library folder.) They will be named using the subject of the mail message, if available. All log file names will have the date and time of generation appended to the name.

  • A "Report Logs..." convenience menu item has been added to the "File" menu to open the report logs folder in your Logs folder.

  • Updated help tags in the Preferences window. Updated documentation to reflect recent changes.

  • Mailings documents now contain a key for the version which generated them. This will enable the program to make smart decisions in the future when reading Mailings documents, as the format may change.

  • [Bug fix] The X-mailer header has been fixed (it was missing when the option to include it was selected.) The content-transfer encoding and return receipt headers were being duplicated which caused some servers to reject the mail as spam.

  • [Bug fix] There was a problem with byte-swapping of saved window coordinates between versions that did and didn't do it. (Namely version 1.9.25 and earlier versions.)

  • [Bug fix] When generating the HTML header for a log report, the subject was not being encoded when required (i.e. for the ISOLatin1 character set.)

  • [Bug fix] The default character set menu was broken in the last update (when the entries were modified to show the character set code, along with the name.)

General
Publisher Limit Point Software
Publisher web site http://www.limit-point.com/
Release Date November 29, 2007
Date Added November 29, 2007
Version 1.9.26
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
Download Information
File Size 2.82MB
File Name id407294117
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,009
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $25

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