Introduction

Communication, Marketing, Newsletter, Mailing & Distribution Lists, Email

Mailster - a flexible mailing list solution for Joomla

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Similar to programs like Mailman or Listserv this extension allows you to run a discussion mailing list.

That means that every email sent to a central email address is forwarded to the rest of the members of the list. When members reply to such emails Mailster again forwards them to the other list recipients.

Mailster allows your users to be part of a group and communicate by email without having to log into your Joomla site.

This is primarily made with discussion email lists (two way communication) in mind, although Mailster can also be used for newsletters.

Features
- For Group communication and newsletters
- Usable with any POP3/IMAP email account
- Recipients are managed by the admin in the backend
- Users can (un)subscribe with frontend plugin or module (optional)
- All Joomla users can be chosen as recipients, additional users can be stored
- Users can be organized in groups
- Single users or whole groups can be added as recipients of a mailing list
- Replies to mailing list posts can be forwarded to all recipients
- Mail archive for browsing the mails
- Full support of HTML emails and attachments
- Seamless installation: all plugins are included and are installed automatically
- English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Japanese and Slovenian translation included
- many more features

Designed for all...
- users that are tired of group messaging systems that require another login
- users who want to communicate with their favourite mail client
- admins that are tired of updating personal details on different systems
- admins who want to be able to use users within Joomla as recipients of a mailing list


Changelog

Version 1.5.0 (25th May 2018)
- Subscription log in which subcription/unsubscription actions are recorded for audit purposes (GDPR / DSGVO)
- Subscription log can be exported to CSV file
- Subscription Module and Plugin: new option to require a terms of service acceptance before subscription
- 10+ bug fixes

Version 1.4.1 (23th February 2018)
- Allow to block emails based on domain and/or host name and/or top-level-domain (examples: @mail.ru, sales@.in) in global filter settings
- Auto-correct some special cases where the text editor screw up the HTML-based unsubscribe URLs
- De-selecting "Allowed to send/post" restricted settings (e.g. admin) works
- Subscriber plugin shows unsubscribe forms correctly again
- Inline images send by iPhone/iPad Mail Clients show up correctly in Mailster's mails
- 5+ other bug fixes

Version 1.4.0 (25th September 2017)
- Introduce the new reCAPTCHA v2 Captcha
- Subscribe and unsubscribe forms work witout side reload (Ajax)
- Subscribe and unsubscribe forms can be changed through template overrides
- Inflexible subscribe and unsubscribe styling removed

Version 1.3.3 (18th July 2017)
- Fix language files to make them compatible with Joomla 3.7.x
- Make toolbar icons show up again
- Remove sources of strict warnings because of assignment by reference

Note that this version has limitations (e.g. max. 50 recipients per list) compared to our commercial products Mailster Essential, Business and Ultimate. Find a feature comparison overview here: http://www.brandt-oss.com/index.php/mailster/pricing

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Functionality

When I click "Add mailing list" it simply shows a white screen! I use Google Chrome and I have the latest Joomla version

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Ease of use

Easy to install. Just that.

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Documentation

Adequate but doesn't explain such a serious bug.

I used this to: Business purposes.
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Functionality

Allows most of the functionality of a traditional mailing list within Joomla. Probably what can be done under the CMS environment.

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Ease of use

Setup is easy and intuitive, especially if this is not the first mailing list. Subscription page etc. can be customized within the article.

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Support

I had a problem with a bug within the software. Reaction of the developer was within a day. I got a beta version via Dropbox.

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Documentation

Structured in the typical developer style. Maybe for less experienced user a workflow based could be helpful. Anyway no flaws detected.

I used this to: Several mailing list including double opt in (fixed in a beta version).
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Functionality

This product functions exactly as described.

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Ease of use

This product is easy to setup and use.

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Support

The best customer service I've ever seen from an extension developer!

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Documentation

Excellent and easy to follow.

I used this to: Healthcare listserv
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Great extension


Posted on 29 March 2016
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Functionality

Does exactly what it should. Great selfmanaged Mailinglist tool

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Ease of use

Easy to set up. very well documented through tooltips.

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Support

Excelent support. Very quick and accurate responses.

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Documentation
I used this to: Sports team mailing lists.
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One on its own


Posted on 10 February 2016
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Functionality

Excellent product which does exactly as it says on the tin. Highly customisable within the interface. I upgraded to the business edition.

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Ease of use

Simple user interface, great integration with Community Builder, simple front end and good archive functionality

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Support

Holger responds really promptly and with suggestions for support as well as development. Helped me effectively integrate with sendgrid smtp.

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Documentation

clear, simple and easy to use. Good FAQs and trouble shooting

I used this to: Website for 200 lawyers to quickly share information / questions etc. 1 main mailing list for all members and 6 sub-group lists with between 40-70 members in each.
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Functionality

Has all the functions we need and works perfect!

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Ease of use

Is very easy to configure and handle, needed just support to setup Cronjob to work properly

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Support

Support is absolutely PERFECT! Had some problems setting up Cronjob. Received several answers within 1 day and the problem is fixed now!

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Documentation

If I would've read the Documentation right, I could've fixed part of the problems with Cronjob myself. Documentation is also very good!

I used this to: Used for our Fire Departement to catch and forward mission statement e-mails from primary control unit (type of danger/fire/accident, caller, location map etc.). Our officers need this information quick on their smartphones and therefore Mailster is perfect! Thanks to Brandt OSS
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Functionality

We use Mailster daily to send messages to our membership and even allow our members to send messages through it. Works just like it should.

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Ease of use

Our members love it and rely heavily on it. Setup was a breeze.

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Support

We have used Mailster for several versions now and the support is excellent. Always gotten a fast response/fix in a matter of hours.

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Documentation

Documentation on the site is everything needed to set it up

I used this to: Home School Association Members Site with over 200 members. We have upgraded to Business version and use Mailster daily for multiple mailing lists.
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Great bit of software


Posted on 24 August 2015
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Functionality

As far as I know it's unique. I does exactly what you want (forwarding emails) really well. You can use Joomla users or add your own. Great

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Ease of use

I found it a bit tricky to get used to, but once you do it's very logical and very easy. All the functions you could want.

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Support

Yep no problem. The guy that owns it knows his stuff and sorts out the problems quickly

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Documentation

I've used this for a long time so I can't remember, but once I'd learned it (pretty easy) I have never needed docs.

I used this to: Several groups that are working on the same project and need everyone to see their emails. Good for people with technophobia. You can have a discussion with just emails (no need for scary forums). I can wholeheartedly recommend it.
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Functionality

I'm really happy with the extension, it did just what I need it, simple and easy....

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Ease of use

I had to read a little but the answer are interested their faq

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Support

Amazing support, I have a small problem and they help me right away... Amazing fast and reliable

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Documentation

It's all there so far so good

I used this to: A condominios website
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Functionality

All the needed features are available. Don't look any further. This is what you need for your mailings and newsletters.

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Ease of use

Fantastic to use. Copy Paste a webpage into a mailing! add images form the same sources as your webpages.. Perfect implementation in Joomla.

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Support

Personal support if needed. Never seen before in the world of Joomla.

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Documentation

Mailster

Version:
1.5.0
Developer:
Holger Brandt IT Solutions
Last updated:
May 25 2018
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c m p
Compatibility:
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