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jAZ
06-02-2010, 11:15 AM
Our business currently uses a email blast program similar to Constant Contact for our monthly email newsletter. We end it to about 12,000 people.

I'd like to ad a new service we are calling "alerts" which quick, more timely notices often reforwarded emails we get that we think these same people would want to know about.

My first thought was that we would just use a regular email distribution list and plug in all 12,000 names into it.

However, another idea I had was that we'd like to put these same notices on our website. We don't currently have a blog, but it's the perfect reason to start one. What I don't want to do is create more work for myself or others.

Ideally I'd like to find a blog software that functions like or is linked to an email distribution list. So that I could post the "alert" on the blog and in doing so all 12,000 people would be emailed the notice in a reasonably friendly. Ie, not a twitter like short notice, not embarassingly ugly, etc.

But I'd want the "unsubscribe" functionality of a distribution list and the robust email functionality that can handle 12,000 people.

Any ideas? Anyone know much about WordPress?

Gonzo
06-02-2010, 11:18 AM
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Fish
06-02-2010, 11:19 AM
http://www.pc1news.com/articles-img/small/no-spam-logo.jpg

NewChief
06-02-2010, 11:21 AM
Wordpress is badass. I use the wordpress service, but I know lots of people, businesses, and online entities that use WPMU as their CMS and completely love it.

It being open source, I would imagine that you'll be able to find a plugin to handle the functionality you seek.

NewChief
06-02-2010, 11:25 AM
Not sure if this is what you're looking for:
http://www.glockeasymail.com/wordpress-email-newsletter-plugin-for-double-opt-in-subscription/

jAZ
06-05-2010, 02:48 AM
Why are people calling me a "spammer"? Someone posted a pissed off rep comment in addition to the JPG above. Am I missing something? This isn't spam.

Guru
06-05-2010, 02:52 AM
http://www.pc1news.com/articles-img/small/no-spam-logo.jpguhhh, whaa?

NewChief
06-05-2010, 06:26 AM
Why are people calling me a "spammer"? Someone posted a pissed off rep comment in addition to the JPG above. Am I missing something? This isn't spam.

I think he's fixed the link, now.

jAZ
06-05-2010, 04:30 PM
Do you (well, 2 people anyway) think I'm a spammer because our business has 12,000 subscribers on an email list? That's not the case.

DaFace
06-05-2010, 06:41 PM
Do you (well, 2 people anyway) think I'm a spammer because our business has 12,000 subscribers on an email list? That's not the case.

For what it's worth, I don't provided that:

They were put on the list for a legit reason (previous contact with you or your organization).
You have an opt-out link that works.