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Started by Night09, August 30, 2014, 10:31:53 PM

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Hj Ahmad Rasyid Hj Ismail

Quote from: 青山 素子 on September 05, 2014, 11:49:13 AM
Quote from: ApplianceJunk on September 05, 2014, 11:10:35 AM
This has bee working great for me for just over a month now.
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=504772.0

I like being able to see what mail is being sent from my forum through gmail, something I could not do before.

Yeah, accounts using two-factor aren't currently affected as you're using application-specific passwords anyway.

That what I was referring to earlier in post #7 and was trying to explain in post #12. ;)

ApplianceJunk

Mailgun looks great too! Think I will give them a try. Think gmail limit is 3,000 a day. At some point I would like to send a email newsletter out to all 29,000 of our members and I'm not so sure that would work with gmail. Would be interesting to see some of the stats gunmail talks about too.

margarett

It shouldn't cause you any issues if you set up your mail queue right ;)
3000 a day are 125/h, roughly 2/min.

This means that your newsletter would take 10days to be dispatched...
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ApplianceJunk

10 days is to long if I'm a letting them know about a giveaway promotion we are doing for the week, lol...

Hj Ahmad Rasyid Hj Ismail

Naaah... Most users will not use email to check their favorite forum for latest promotions, if any. They'll frequently come to and see directly in the forum.

ApplianceJunk

Yes, most will not. But why upset the few who do by sending them a email about it after it's to late.
10 days still just seems way to long. So what happens if during them ten days well I'm trying to get my emails out the server goes down or is reset or what ever. Then I have to start over?

Hj Ahmad Rasyid Hj Ismail

Hahaha... Why should we be sending email at the first place? IMO there is no need to bother the users via email after email after email... There are already a lot of emails coming with promotions and everything and they might not even want to see them. Most of the time email has been abused by many including forum owners knowingly or unknowingly. I myself have a lot of email junks received every day. :)

Anyway, it is up to forum owners to decide as whether email is always the best way or otherwise in doing their promotions.

ApplianceJunk


Hj Ahmad Rasyid Hj Ismail

Since you got 29,000 members that read emails from your forum, yeah why not. Send them emails, lots of them. And get a better email service provider that can do that immediately, for free or otherwise. May be that's the best way for you and your members.

Don't worry about what I'm saying, because most of the time, I don't know what I'm saying anyway. Good luck!? ;)

Night09

Email is the most effective marketing medium on the planet. For every person here who may say they just delete mail fair enough but for each there is thousands who dont and follow a lot of emailed information and offers to the respective sites.

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