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"Almost perfect but still the best"
Version: Mailings 1.2
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I'm pleased with the continual improvements of Mailings. Somehow, I had not noticed that the ability to add recipients by tab-delimited file had not been possible until now, so that addition in this latest revision was definitely essential.
The only two things that I could imagine to make this application perfect is to (1) lower the price by $5 to $20 (the psychological threshold for most shareware), even though it's already notably cheaper than competitors, and (2) add the feature of automatically requesting read/open receipts as is possible with Apple Mail.app by using MailPriority (freeware available here on VersionTracker). Although some recipients turn off the function of sending read/open receipts on their email client software (and Apple Mail.app does not even have the ability of sending read/open receipts, I find that most Windows users do leave that enabled, so I appreciate knowing when (or especially whether) my messages have been opened (and hopefully read) and by whom, particularly when some recipients have their messages automatically forwarded to a different address/account (a sneaky way of discovering the actual email account that recipients most frequently use or when they're forwarding your message to other recipients, such as a manager, secretary, or colleague).
I suppose that features available on competitive software such as the ability to search your message for spam-resembling phrases may be desirable for some users, but I trust that my messages to clients have not been mislabelled as spam. That's another reason I'd like the ability to request read/open receipts (reassurance that my messages have not been inadvertently filtered out as junk mail, thus not reaching a client's, friend's, or family member's InBox).
"Best batch emailer by far!"
Version: Mailings 1.1.7
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I must say that I am very impressed with version 1.1.7 of Mailings and have nothing but praise for the developer, who is not only prompt in responding to queries from users but is also extremely quick to incorporate suggestions and fix apparent problems.
Mailings 1.1.7 has all the features that I would ever need for batch emailing and appears to be the only Mac application that makes it possible to send a fully composed browser page to oneself for future reference or to any other recipient. Even Apple hasn't bothered to offer that function in any applicationÃ¢??offering only the ability to send a URL, which can potentially become outdated and ineffectual. Mailings solves this problem. I've downloaded several applications from VersionTracker almost every day for the last few days, but I've never found a way until now to send a perfectly composed HTML page complete with graphics, even using the tens of thousands of dollars worth of commercial software that I've bought.
As for the problem that I noted earlier regarding all recipents being visible in the "To:" field of email software, I see that messages sent to myself and other family members only reveals the single address of the mail account that is viewing a particular message. That is with Webmail. I trust that if they appear to be available in Apple Mail.app during any future testing, it will not be because all the recipients actually exist in the full message headers but rather because a feature of OS X makes all the recipients of an Apple Address Book group visible when hovering over the "To:" field in MailÃ¢??at least to the sender of the messages. Therefore, in short, there are no apparent problems in which recipients would see each others addresses. This is no longer a concern for any user.
I've tested MaxBulk Mailer 4.0, Serial Mailer 3.0, MailQueen Pro 3.9.1, Email Merge 2.2.2, HTMLMailer 1.5b, and a few others that I can no longer remember, having deleted them from my hard disk, but Mailings 1.1.7 is by far superior to them all. Equally as important, the developer is extremely responsive, which is important when you are spending money on somethingÃ¢??especially for business activities. Furthermore, I'm pretty sure that most or all of the others were at least $30, so Mailings 1.1.7 is definitely the best deal.
You can count me as a very happy customer.
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