10 Replies Latest reply on Jun 20, 2008 7:24 AM by

    Emailing software using DW

    csteed Level 1
      I have a client who needs to do a mail-out to approx 1500 recipients and am looking for software that has the following requirements;

      - compatible with HTML email created in Dreamweaver
      - compatible with Excel (which holds 1500 customer details for mailing)

      So basically, I design the email based newsletter in DW and forward it to the client who imports the DW HTML. The client then imports customer data from Excel and send out the newsletter.

      Does anyone know of a software program that does this?

      Thanks, Chris
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        • 1. Re: Emailing software using DW
          Ben M Adobe Community Professional
          If I were you I would look into some online resources. They will probably be better for you and your client.

          Just remember, HTML is HTML regardless of where it was created and all links are absolute in the email so images appear so that is never a problem. Also it would save the hassle of managing their list for them.

          Check out these few links that I believe would solve your issue:

          http://www.icontact.com/about/
          http://www.listrak.com/

          If your client needs something that will run locally for more control you will need to state information about their server (ie: Windows or Linux Server?, what version?, etc).
          • 2. Re: Emailing software using DW
            Level 7
            http://www.mailchimp.com

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            "SnakEyez02" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:g34lpf$iif$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > If I were you I would look into some online resources. They will probably
            > be
            > better for you and your client.
            >
            > Just remember, HTML is HTML regardless of where it was created and all
            > links
            > are absolute in the email so images appear so that is never a problem.
            > Also it
            > would save the hassle of managing their list for them.
            >
            > Check out these few links that I believe would solve your issue:
            >
            > http://www.icontact.com/about/
            > http://www.listrak.com/
            >
            > If your client needs something that will run locally for more control you
            > will
            > need to state information about their server (ie: Windows or Linux
            > Server?,
            > what version?, etc).
            >

            • 3. Re: Emailing software using DW
              joeq Level 1
              i second mailchimp.... and i will just add that they (rightly so) have very strict rules regarding the source of the email addresses. in other words, if the 1500 people who your client wants to contact haven't explicity opted-in to receive email from him/her, you'll be in violation of their terms of service.

              ps: their support is outstanding.


              quote:

              Originally posted by: csteed
              I have a client who needs to do a mail-out to approx 1500 recipients and am looking for software that has the following requirements;

              - compatible with HTML email created in Dreamweaver
              - compatible with Excel (which holds 1500 customer details for mailing)

              So basically, I design the email based newsletter in DW and forward it to the client who imports the DW HTML. The client then imports customer data from Excel and send out the newsletter.

              Does anyone know of a software program that does this?

              Thanks, Chris
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              • 4. Re: Emailing software using DW
                Level 7
                Have you tried using their API yet, joeq?

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                "joeq" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                >i second mailchimp.... and i will just add that they (rightly so) have very
                > strict rules regarding the source of the email addresses. in other words,
                > if
                > the 1500 people who your client wants to contact haven't explicity
                > opted-in to
                > receive email from him/her, you'll be in violation of their terms of
                > service.
                >
                > ps: their support is outstanding.
                >
                >
                >
                quote:

                Originally posted by: csteed
                > I have a client who needs to do a mail-out to approx 1500 recipients and
                > am
                > looking for software that has the following requirements;
                >
                > - compatible with HTML email created in Dreamweaver
                > - compatible with Excel (which holds 1500 customer details for mailing)
                >
                > So basically, I design the email based newsletter in DW and forward it to
                > the
                > client who imports the DW HTML. The client then imports customer data from
                > Excel and send out the newsletter.
                >
                > Does anyone know of a software program that does this?
                >
                > Thanks, Chris
                > -

                >
                >
                >

                • 5. Re: Emailing software using DW
                  joeq Level 1
                  i haven't - although i do recall you saying good things. what's the story with it again? is it largely a client management thing?


                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                  Have you tried using their API yet, joeq?

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                  "joeq" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                  news:g35n8v$oa7$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  >i second mailchimp.... and i will just add that they (rightly so) have very
                  > strict rules regarding the source of the email addresses. in other words,
                  > if
                  > the 1500 people who your client wants to contact haven't explicity
                  > opted-in to
                  > receive email from him/her, you'll be in violation of their terms of
                  > service.
                  >
                  > ps: their support is outstanding.
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: csteed
                  > I have a client who needs to do a mail-out to approx 1500 recipients and
                  > am
                  > looking for software that has the following requirements;
                  >
                  > - compatible with HTML email created in Dreamweaver
                  > - compatible with Excel (which holds 1500 customer details for mailing)
                  >
                  > So basically, I design the email based newsletter in DW and forward it to
                  > the
                  > client who imports the DW HTML. The client then imports customer data from
                  > Excel and send out the newsletter.
                  >
                  > Does anyone know of a software program that does this?
                  >
                  > Thanks, Chris
                  > -

                  >
                  >
                  >




                  • 6. Re: Emailing software using DW
                    Level 7
                    I would let you access the totality of the MC backend, on your custom pages.
                    In other words, if you are doing mailings for multiple clients, and they
                    each would ask you for reports on their last several campaigns, without
                    using the API, you'd either have to log on to your master account, retrieve
                    their reports, and provide them to the client, OR give the client your
                    master account login and teach them how to use MC to get at the reports.

                    Using the API, you can build a page that does all of this retrieval for
                    them, and place it on your website (or theirs).

                    --
                    Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                    Adobe Community Expert
                    (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                    "joeq" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    news:g35oa9$pc0$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    >i haven't - although i do recall you saying good things. what's the story
                    >with
                    > it again? is it largely a client management thing?
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    quote:

                    Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                    > Have you tried using their API yet, joeq?
                    >
                    > --
                    > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                    > Adobe Community Expert
                    > (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
                    > ==================
                    > http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                    > http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                    > ==================
                    >
                    >
                    > "joeq" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    > news:g35n8v$oa7$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    > >i second mailchimp.... and i will just add that they (rightly so) have
                    > >very
                    > > strict rules regarding the source of the email addresses. in other
                    > > words,
                    > > if
                    > > the 1500 people who your client wants to contact haven't explicity
                    > > opted-in to
                    > > receive email from him/her, you'll be in violation of their terms of
                    > > service.
                    > >
                    > > ps: their support is outstanding.
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    quote:

                    Originally posted by: csteed
                    > > I have a client who needs to do a mail-out to approx 1500 recipients and
                    > > am
                    > > looking for software that has the following requirements;
                    > >
                    > > - compatible with HTML email created in Dreamweaver
                    > > - compatible with Excel (which holds 1500 customer details for mailing)
                    > >
                    > > So basically, I design the email based newsletter in DW and forward it
                    > > to
                    > > the
                    > > client who imports the DW HTML. The client then imports customer data
                    > > from
                    > > Excel and send out the newsletter.
                    > >
                    > > Does anyone know of a software program that does this?
                    > >
                    > > Thanks, Chris
                    > > -

                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    >
                    >

                    >
                    >
                    >

                    • 7. Re: Emailing software using DW
                      joeq Level 1
                      i can see how that would come in quite handy.

                      what do you think of their redesign?

                      quote:

                      Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                      I would let you access the totality of the MC backend, on your custom pages.
                      In other words, if you are doing mailings for multiple clients, and they
                      each would ask you for reports on their last several campaigns, without
                      using the API, you'd either have to log on to your master account, retrieve
                      their reports, and provide them to the client, OR give the client your
                      master account login and teach them how to use MC to get at the reports.

                      Using the API, you can build a page that does all of this retrieval for
                      them, and place it on your website (or theirs).

                      --
                      Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                      Adobe Community Expert
                      (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                      ==================


                      "joeq" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                      news:g35oa9$pc0$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      >i haven't - although i do recall you saying good things. what's the story
                      >with
                      > it again? is it largely a client management thing?
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      quote:

                      Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                      > Have you tried using their API yet, joeq?
                      >
                      > --
                      > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                      > Adobe Community Expert
                      > (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
                      > ==================
                      > http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                      > http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                      > ==================
                      >
                      >
                      > "joeq" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                      > news:g35n8v$oa7$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      > >i second mailchimp.... and i will just add that they (rightly so) have
                      > >very
                      > > strict rules regarding the source of the email addresses. in other
                      > > words,
                      > > if
                      > > the 1500 people who your client wants to contact haven't explicity
                      > > opted-in to
                      > > receive email from him/her, you'll be in violation of their terms of
                      > > service.
                      > >
                      > > ps: their support is outstanding.
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      quote:

                      Originally posted by: csteed
                      > > I have a client who needs to do a mail-out to approx 1500 recipients and
                      > > am
                      > > looking for software that has the following requirements;
                      > >
                      > > - compatible with HTML email created in Dreamweaver
                      > > - compatible with Excel (which holds 1500 customer details for mailing)
                      > >
                      > > So basically, I design the email based newsletter in DW and forward it
                      > > to
                      > > the
                      > > client who imports the DW HTML. The client then imports customer data
                      > > from
                      > > Excel and send out the newsletter.
                      > >
                      > > Does anyone know of a software program that does this?
                      > >
                      > > Thanks, Chris
                      > > -

                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      >
                      >

                      >
                      >
                      >




                      • 8. Re: Emailing software using DW
                        Level 7
                        I like it much better than the old one.

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                        Murray --- ICQ 71997575
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                        "joeq" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        news:g35rh5$spc$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        >i can see how that would come in quite handy.
                        >
                        > what do you think of their redesign?
                        >
                        >
                        quote:

                        Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                        > I would let you access the totality of the MC backend, on your custom
                        > pages.
                        > In other words, if you are doing mailings for multiple clients, and they
                        > each would ask you for reports on their last several campaigns, without
                        > using the API, you'd either have to log on to your master account,
                        > retrieve
                        > their reports, and provide them to the client, OR give the client your
                        > master account login and teach them how to use MC to get at the reports.
                        >
                        > Using the API, you can build a page that does all of this retrieval for
                        > them, and place it on your website (or theirs).
                        >
                        > --
                        > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                        > Adobe Community Expert
                        > (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
                        > ==================
                        > http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                        > http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                        > ==================
                        >
                        >
                        > "joeq" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        > news:g35oa9$pc0$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        > >i haven't - although i do recall you saying good things. what's the story
                        > >with
                        > > it again? is it largely a client management thing?
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        quote:

                        Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                        > > Have you tried using their API yet, joeq?
                        > >
                        > > --
                        > > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                        > > Adobe Community Expert
                        > > (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
                        > > ==================
                        > > http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                        > > http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
                        > > ==================
                        > >
                        > >
                        > > "joeq" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        > > news:g35n8v$oa7$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        > > >i second mailchimp.... and i will just add that they (rightly so) have
                        > > >very
                        > > > strict rules regarding the source of the email addresses. in other
                        > > > words,
                        > > > if
                        > > > the 1500 people who your client wants to contact haven't explicity
                        > > > opted-in to
                        > > > receive email from him/her, you'll be in violation of their terms of
                        > > > service.
                        > > >
                        > > > ps: their support is outstanding.
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        quote:

                        Originally posted by: csteed
                        > > > I have a client who needs to do a mail-out to approx 1500 recipients
                        > > > and
                        > > > am
                        > > > looking for software that has the following requirements;
                        > > >
                        > > > - compatible with HTML email created in Dreamweaver
                        > > > - compatible with Excel (which holds 1500 customer details for
                        > > > mailing)
                        > > >
                        > > > So basically, I design the email based newsletter in DW and forward it
                        > > > to
                        > > > the
                        > > > client who imports the DW HTML. The client then imports customer data
                        > > > from
                        > > > Excel and send out the newsletter.
                        > > >
                        > > > Does anyone know of a software program that does this?
                        > > >
                        > > > Thanks, Chris
                        > > > -

                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > >
                        > >

                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        >
                        >

                        >
                        >
                        >

                        • 9. Re: Emailing software using DW
                          csteed Level 1
                          The client wants to issue a Newsletter on a quarterly basis - this is not a marketing campaign and is just a uni-directional application - he sends the email based Newsletter to 1500 recipients.

                          He originally used some French software called Sarbarcane but it had trouble taking code from Dreamweaver. The client likes having PC based software so he can manage this requirement.
                          • 10. Re: Emailing software using DW
                            tahnk you for these two links i will try and give a feedback soon
                            http://www.icontact.com/about/
                            http://www.listrak.com/