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MaxBulk Mailer

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Shareware; see text

Current Version: 7.8 (July 20, 2010)

MaxBulk Mailer is a shareware bulk email program, the first I can think of for the Macintosh. Bulk email is a very, very bad thing when used improperly, and unfortunately I can't think of very many cases when it has been used properly. From the MaxBulk Mailer home page: "MaxBulk Mailer is a new full featured MacOS bulk mailer able to send commercial mailings to up to several hundreds of emails address very easily. MaxBulk Mailer is fast and fully customizable. It uses mailings as documents with configuration data, mailing text and mailing list built-in. MaxBulk Mailer does not promote spamming. This software is to be used very carefully and always using your customer addresses." Yeah, right. Remember, folks: there are laws regarding spam now. If you do download and use this, use it for valid reasons (e.g., you maintain an opt-in email list). Spamming is just not cool.

Version 7.8 adds/changes the following:

  • [New] New error handlers with help for authentication issues.
  • [New] Remote List 'Refresh' contextual menu in order to reload the list of remote lists from MLM.
  • [New] Recipients 'Refresh' contextual menu in order to reload the selected remote list from MLM.
  • [Chg] If the server sends a URL with help, it is now displayed in the status bar as a clickable link.
  • [Chg] Clicking on the 'Save' button will now display the 'Upload to MLM' window when dealing with remote lists.
  • [Chg] A confirmation dialog is now displayed when clicking on the 'Reset' button.
  • [Upg] When selecting the "Recipients > Upload to MLM" menu and a remote list is selected, the selection is passed to the upload window.
  • [Upg] It is now possible to set how list has to be uploaded to MLM, batch size and delay between batches.
  • [Fix] Remote Lists can now be sorted by column.
  • [Fix] New lists are now added to the list of lists after using the 'Recipients > Upload the MLM' menu.
  • [Fix] Several important MLM fixes. New version is now 2.2.4 (Now its is possible to upload lists with duplicates).

MaxBulk Mailer is shareware, available at two price points: "Standard" ($49.90) and "Pro" ($59.90), which adds the following features:

  • Styled text support - Bold, Italic, Underline, Color, Font...
  • Conditional message contents depending on optional tags value.
  • 20 Custom Tags for advanced mail-merge.
  • Ability to process tags in subject.
  • 13 date tags, Long Date, Short Date, Abbreviated Date...
  • Quick selector in order to check/uncheck recipients.
  • Recipients creation directly from Filemaker (Mac OS).
  • Full AppleScript support (Mac OS).
  • Hyperlink manager. Allows you to insert text and HTML hyperlinks tags with one click.
  • Full MySQL and postgreSQL database support.
  • Secure SSL connection support.
  • Possibility to use several servers at once.
  • Cc and Bcc support.

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Related Links

Andrew Starr has a marvelous page of Eudora plug-ins and enhancements that Eudora users must check out. His entire site (known as eMailman) is worthwhile for every email junkie out there.

Graham Orndorff has written a superb collection of articles on setting up email servers and secure email clients on Mac OS X.

Adam Engst has put together a comprehensive overview of email attachment formats that is invaluable for anyone who wants or needs to understand the complexities behind them.

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