Managing your Mailing Lists, Subscribers & Newsletters has NEVER been EASIER.
With just 15 euros, NS Pro gives you a lightweight, very easy to use, very easy to install and fast to configure, way to manage your newsletter system. No hidden back-links or confusing restrictions! NS Pro is bright and clear!
NS Pro Provides:
* Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 Compatibility
* Full Subscriber, Multiple Mailing List, Newsletter Manager
* Subscribe, Unsubscribe, Edit Mailing Lists page
* Optional Double Opt-In, Opt-Out
* Subscriber Statistics
* Newsletter Opening Statistics
* Subscriber Flexible Import, Export (Text, CSV, Joomla Users)
* Flexible Newsletter Sending (Throttling, Selective Sending)
* Newsletter Attachments
* Send Newsletters to Unregistered Emails Tool
* Smart Anti-Spam Protection
* Forward To Friend Feature
* Article Imports in Newsletters
* Newsletter Front-End View (available to choose what data to show)
* New Version Check
* Custom HTML above Subscribe/Unsubscribe Forms
* Unique Emails (does not allow duplicates)
* Bounced Email Check (with automatic scheduling option)
* HTML Templates
* Horizontal Layout & Flexible Label Position in Subscribe Form
* Extra Fields !
* Scheduling Newsletters !
* Include Modules in Newsletters !
* Randomly Display Newsletter Content (eg: 10% chance to show a coupon image or any content part!)
* Improved Statistics
* Front-End Subscriber List
* Front-End Full Newsletter Manager
New as of version 1.8
* Newsletters as Auto-Responders
* Newsletter Campaigns
* Sending Filters (based on Extra Fields)
* New module! Latest NS Pro Newsletters
Super Fast Sending!
While sending an average newsletter using a local mail server, NS Pro has an average rate of 100 emails per minute!
English, Spanish (Español), French (Français),
German (Deutsch), Greek (Ελληνικά), Hungarian (Magyar),
Russian (Русский), Dutch (Dutch), Thai (ภาษาไทย),
Swedish (Svenska), Polish (Polski), Brazilian Portuguese and more...
Pay only ONCE, and you get:
* Unlimited Domains / Sites / Usage
* Unlimited Support
* Unlimited Updates
* Unlimited DB Records
* Unlimited Emails
We don't make limits, just to charge for raising them.
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All text fields in the administration panel except for the main message are 1 line and some 20 characters long, even if the pre-defined text entry has some 150 characters. I need an external editor and copy and paste to see it all.
I cannot see any functionality so I can set up a page in my website for subscription and unsubscription on my website. (May possibly be due to the poor help.). Nor can potential subscribers send or be sent an E-mail to subscribe initially. So can I get someone to subscribe to the list? Thats not explained.
In short: I couldn't make it work at all within some 2 hours. An exhaustive How-To is missing. The existing documentation is poor. The extension completely occupies the global mail.
Maybe support is good (see other reviews), but what are you goint to do if you live on the other side of the world? Wait 12 hours?
I would be glad to help you, if you had contacted me, first.
Anyway, if you feel like setting it up, my email is email@example.com
Now, let's solve this case:
You wrote: "Installation had minor bugs (tried to copy nonexistent files)".
Answer: That is usually permission error, since the nspro.xml is the same for everyone.
You wrote: "But what the hell is appropriate for NS Pro? ... It turns out NS Pro does not work if the global mail settings are already in use for other purposes such as contact forms or administrator mass mail."
Answer: You should have read "Question #5" and "#6" in the Help file.
This is already answered.
In case you didn't find the Help file, it is accessible after installing, and by the About NS Pro page.
You wrote: "All text fields in the administation panel ... are some 20 characters long"
Answer: The "Newsletter Edit" page, has inputboxes of size="180" and the "Subscriber Edit" page has inputboxes of size="60", talking about emails, names and datetimes. In my own experience using it, I have rarely found anything not to fit in all these.
You wrote: "I cannot see any functionality so I can set up a page in my website for subscription and unsubscription on my website."
Answer: Joomla has this concept: Want a page? Create a menu item. So, when creating a menu item, you can choose all the views of NS Pro. This is also already answered in the "poor help's" Question #3.
You wrote: "Nor can potential subscribers send or be sent an E-mail to subscribe initially."
Answer: Potential subscribers? Like the Joomla Users? You could import, and then (re-)send confirmation mails, using the button named "Re-send Confirmation".
If you had a potential subscriber file, you could import, and also (re-)send confirmations.
You wrote: "I couldn't make it work at all within some 2 hours."
Answer: I would have probably helped you in minutes.
Finally, you wrote: "Maybe support is good (see other reviews)"
Answer: I really wish you contacted me to get support first, and you would be another happy user.
P.S.: Trying to configure anything in a rush can be tricky, but a calm help from my part would get you out of a 2-hour trouble. BTW, I'm in timezone GMT+3. Maybe you're close, too.
I have tried many, but the "customer service" that Christopher offers exemplifies the term. Well done Christopher, I personally want to thank you for helping me. I don't know if it is possible to have it any better than this. You owe it to your self to try out this extension.
I downloaded the product, created a template and populated my newsletter with words and images and went 'live', all within 1 day. Having tried this with other products I can assure you it is a compliment to the product (not me!).
I have not had cause to use any support as yet but comments on the forum suggest that the author is very responsive.
I do most of my work for 'not for profits' so the pricing scheme (no domain limitations) works well for my environment.
Thank you Christopher and well done.
The only addition that I would make for the future is the ability to configure NS pro to add additional fields from Rapid Contact to the database.
Thank you for the review!
Customizable fields are now available through combining NS Pro with Rapid Contact Ex. It is still kind of under construction, but has worked well to anyone who tried it.
If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I love the simplicity and it is extremely user friendly.
It also converts your html newsletter perfectly and I am very very happy with this component.
Christopher also responded immediately to all my questions and I will gladly recommend this component to anyone looking for an affordable Newsletter component that works well.