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  1. Daniel Plomp
    Daniel Plomp avatar
    952 posts
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    18 Feb 2004
    09 Mar 2010
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    Hi all,

    My suggestion for a new/ or updated module would be to have a DirectMail module for Sitefinity.

    I know, maybe I should build it myself, but of course, the Sitefinity team is doing an excellent job with their development, so I just want to drop this suggestion and really hope it will come to Sitefinity!

    It should be a module that is as simple as the Newsletter module, but with far more advanced options:

    - Sending HTML newsletters to subscribers/ subscriber groups.
    - Sending the newsletters in a batch.
    - Scheduling the newsletter send process.
    - Sending both HTML newsletters and plain text newsletters, based on the selection in the subscriber profile.
    - Ability to view the newsletter online (so, there should be no personalization when viewing online).
    - Ability to select content items or newsitems from the website and place it inside the newsletter. (with links to the actual page or newsitem on the website)
    - Use a template for the newsletter (Masterpage)
    - Import email addresses (from .csv / text or via Google, Windows Live, Facebook etc. / Outlook, Mail )
    - Ability to view the status of the items beeing send.
    - Ability to delete bounced email addresses
    - Ability to have statistics on which items are beeing popular (based on the click behaviour of subscribers)

    Well, just some thoughts on this module.
    I really think this would be a great addition to Sitefinity. I'm having customers who at the moment decide NOT to use Sitefinity because of the fact they can't send newsletters like this. Don't get me wrong, I really want them to use Sitefinity, but it is not nice to offer different solutions for 1) website 2) newsletter management.

    Anyone else has some thoughts on this?

    -Daniel-
  2. Radoslav Georgiev
    Radoslav Georgiev avatar
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    01 Feb 2016
    09 Mar 2010
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    Hello Daniel,

    Thank you for suggesting this.

    As we are going to rewrite the the functionality of the newsletters module for our next major version we will consider your suggestions, currently most of of the things suggested are achievable with some additional coding. For example you can see this forum thread to see how to bulk insert newsletter subscribers: http://www.sitefinity.com/support/forums/sitefinity-3-x/developing-with-sitefinity/bulk-adding-emails-to-newsletters.aspx

    Best wishes,
    Radoslav Georgiev
    the Telerik team

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