The Better Alternative To Wysija – Email Newsletter Plugin for WordPress

I had been using Wysija to send out newsletters to my subscribers for a while now. However as my list of subscribers grows it is becoming harder and harder to manage and therefore I had to find an alternative to Wysija which was not up to the task.

In this case I stumbled upon a nice WordPress plugin called MyMail which has been feaured on CodeCanyon, one of my favorite places to look for scripts and ideas. After looking through the features I immediately bought the plugin and tried it on my blog.

What can I say? I love it!

It simply works and does everything I want it to do.

Let’s begin with the template system.

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As you can see above, it is nice, clean and easy to use. The thorough documentation gives a great understanding of how to use the template tags to automatically fill in information for posts. In this case I had the template set up as an “autoresponder” which will send an automatic email to any one of the lists I have 10 minutes after I make a post. Scheduling is easy as you can see below.

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Here I can choose how long the autoresponder should wait before sending out my newsletter. I can of course change the reason why it was sent out. Currently I have this set to “something has been published” however I can change this to trigger on a new user registration for example.

I can even test how “spammy” my mail is and directly send a test email to see how things look.

Importing my list of subscribers from Wysija was easy as Wysija allows for a CSV export which you can simly drag and drop in the form shown below.

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In addition, the settings for this plugin are extensive which makes it soo much better than anything else I have used.

Here I can handle bounced messages.

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It also had a nice little feature to help me setup SPF records and DKIM as seen here.

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Overall I am really impressed with this plugin and it even came with a nice little widget :)

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Before I found MyMail I had looked at possibly using Mailchimp or Wysija’s premium. However, after finding MyMail I am extremely satisfied with running my own newsletter service.

Please let me know if I missed anything! I would love to hear your experiences with newsletter services and plugins. Feel free to get in touch with me at any time.

 

 

 

I had been using Wysija to send out newsletters to my subscribers for a while now. However as my list of subscribers grows it is becoming harder and harder to manage and therefore I had to find an alternative to Wysija which was not up to the task. In this case I stumbled upon a …

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MyMail - Email Newsletter Plugin for WordPress

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About Markus Tenghamn

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Markus Tenghamn is a programmer and entrepreneur currently studying computer science at Mälardalens University (MDH), Sweden, in addition to being a big part of several new and innovative startups. Markus has pursued web development for over 10 years and started his first ecommerce website at the age of 17. At the moment Markus is responsible for developing MDH Schedule iPhone app (unofficial) and sync server which let's students see their course schedules right on their phone. In addition to other projects, he is a volunteer for SFSFUM (Meeting for student unions in Sweden) where he developed an app for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7 which gives participants maps with direction and event information. He has also been a finalist for the Rising Star scholarship awarded by Östsvenska Handelskammaren for course projects at MDH.


Markus's latest startup is called Anveto AB (Anveto.com), an innovative analytics and marketing platform which will bring truly unique and new ideas to companies looking to increase revenue.


In his spare time Markus prefers to write about web development, app development and startups on his blog at MarkusTenghamn.com. When he is not doing that he loves to read about AI, chaos theory, space and quantum mechanics.

10 comments

  1. avatar

    cool, but tell me something, I tested this plugin, it sends the bad autorespoder the list, but if I create an email autoresponder after the person entered on the list it will not get that sequence, this happens with vc tbm? know if this problem is to fix?

  2. avatar

    Hi,

    How big is your list anyways? I suspect wordpress plugins can only handle small lists. If your list gets too big…I doubt it will handle it properly

    Do you send the emails through your own server? Or do you use an smtp provider?

    I´ve always wondered how difficult it is to connect this wordpress plugin with an SMTP provider.

    Ha det bra kompis :)

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