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  • Hi there

    I know the newsletter is still beta. Just player around for 2 min so I might have missed some of the stuff I would like to see.

    1) Title (Mr. Ms Option)
    I want to adress the newlsetter receiver with Dear Mr. or Dear Ms. (in Germen Sehr geehrter Herr, Sehr geehrte Frau)
    -> even the dear part is different in German

    2) conditional statement - if Mr. then, if Ms and other fields as well

    3) easy way to have asked for additional informatoin. Interested in, or how did you hear about us

    4) easy way to make fields optional or mandatory

    5) I rather have the textboxes and button invisible after signup vs. just having the green "you have been signed up

    6) Possiblity to have two users with the same e-mail addres. Mr. and Ms. Doe want the newsletter but use the same address. A subscriber with given email is already subscribed to this list. (I do this with an OptCode to know which one is signing out.

    7) easy way to export adresses so one can use 3rd party tools like supermailer.de which is btw a good reference point for this (tracking and everything)

    Thats all what I can think of in this short time.

    Markus
  • Hello Markus,

    Thanks for the feedback. 
    We agree on all except point 6. I am not sure that many people share one e-mail address, and by definition, the e-mail has only. Perhaps we may solve this with a custom field, and value Mr/Mrs, if no name is set?

    Kind regards,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team
  • Dear Georgi

    Well 6 out of 7 is not so bad :-) I can live with that.

    I have had numorous cases where people where sharing accounts (and yes I agree it does not make sense)

    info@
    family@
    JohnAndJane@

    Are just some examples.

    Markus
  • Hi Markus,

    I agree with the cases you provide as well. I hope that we will get into shape with the Newsletters module, so that we can think of such scenarios :).

    Greetings,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team
  • Dear Georgi

    After talking to an hoster it seems the some US sites like yahoo.com are very sensitiv about sending mails to multiple of their clients. Like if you have a wedding invetation and send it to 50 people with yahoo adresess it could be considered spam by yahoo.

    So in order to avoid this (newsletter wise) there could be two solutions

    a) if SF allows to send newsletters directly have an option to time them (1 per minute or so) and have the task run in the back

    b) and/or have the option to have as special SMTP set up for sending bulk mail (localhost maybe goof for forma and password recovery) but there seem to be provider specialist in mailing large amount of mails (not spam) just larger amounts.

    These are wild ideas so I don't know of any of them would make sence. If not it brings me down to 6 out of 9 which is still not bad :-)

    Markus
  • Hello Markus,

    I must say that both feature requests make sense. Actually, we are planning to have those, especially the one with the send interval - it's a must have. AS for the SMTPs, we will most probably have list of predefined SMTPs (like the Google one), which are free to use.
    ..8 out of 9 is not bad either :)

    Greetings,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team
  • Will we have the ability for it to do analytic tracking of events?  Like a link in the newsletter would be coded to jump back to the site to set off a GA tracking event before it forwards over to the actual location (or something like that...)
  • Hi Steve,

    Marketing analytics will be built in as well, together with A/B campaigns.

    Kind regards,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team
  • Can you please advise the status of being able to export subscribers/mailing lists to .csv or other for importing to other applications such as CRM?
  • Hi,

    We have an option for importing subscribers from csv or excel, but do not support exporting yet.

    Best wishes,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team
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  • @Georgi

    Any news on this items?

    Also on timing the sending. Like one mail every 1 minute?

    Markus
  • Hi Markus,

    These improvements are pending. We are definitely looking forward to have them.

    Kind regards,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team
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  • Thanks Georgi

    If you are looking forward to these improvments guess how we feel. The only difference is you can do something about it :-)

    Have a nice weekend

    Markus
  • Dear Georgi

    Thank's for the agreement. How many of the points have made it to 5.1? 

    Am I missing something. Should I hope for 5.2 or a PITS entry?

    Kind Regards Markus