WP Mailster

Beschreibung

WP Mailster erlaubt deinen Benutzern per E-Mail zu kommunizieren – ohne sich in eine Website einloggen zu müssen.
Ähnlich zu Programmen wie Mailman oder Listserv, erlaubt das Plugin eine Diskussions-Mailing-Liste zu betreiben.

Das bedeutet, dass jede E-Mail die an die Mailing Listen E-Mail Adresse gesendet wurde an den Rest der Mitglieder der Liste weitergeleitet wird.
Wenn Mitglieder auf so eine E-Mail antworten, wird WP Mailster erneut die Nachricht an die anderen Mitglieder der Mailing Liste verteilen.
Im Gegensatz zu Newsletter-Plugins handelt es sich also um eine echte Kommunikation in beide Richtungen über E-Mail.

Verfügbare Funktionen:

  • Gruppenkommunikation über E-Mail
  • Nutzbar mit jedem POP3/IMAP E-Mail Postfach
  • Empfänger können im WordPress Adminbereich gemanaged werden
  • Benutzer können sich an- bzw. abmelden über Widgets auf der Website
  • Alle WP Benutzer können als Empfänger ausgewählt werden (zusätzliche Empfänger können gespeichert werden, ohne WP Benutzer anlegen zu müssen)
  • Benutzer können in Gruppen organisiert werden
  • Einzelne Benutzer oder ganze Benutzergruppen können als Empfänger von Mailing Listen hinzugefügt werden
  • Antworten auf Mailing Listen Nachrichten können an alle Empfänger (oder nur den Sender) gesendet werden
  • E-Mail Archiv zur Ansicht der gesendeten Nachrichten
  • Volle Unterstützung von HTML E-Mails und Anhängen
  • Individuelle Kopf- und Fußzeilen
  • Präfix für den Betreff
  • Viele weitere Funktionen

Installation

  1. Lade die Plugin-Dateien in das Verzeichnis /wp-content/plugins/wp-mailster hoch oder installiere das Plugin direkt über die WordPress Plugin-Anzeige.
  2. Aktiviere das Plugin über den Bildschirm „Plugins“ in WordPress
  3. Benutze die WP Mailster Ansicht um das Plugin zu konfigurieren

FAQ

Wie kann ich E-Mails senden?

Wenn du WP Mailster nutzen willst, dann musst du keine Website aufrufen / dich einloggen und ein Formular aufrufen um eine Nachricht zu senden.
Stattdessen benutzt du einfach den E-Mail Client deiner Wahl.
Schreib einfach die E-Mail an die Mailing Listen Adresse. Das war es schon!
Benutze also Gmail, Outlook, Thunderbird, einen Webmailer – wie du willst. Hauptsache, du sendest deine Nachricht einfach an die E-Mail Adresse, die du in WP Mailster hinterlegt für deine Mailing Liste hinterlegt hast.

WArum brauchen E-Mails so lange um zugestellt zu werden? Wie kann ich das Senden beschleunigen?

WP Mailster setzt auf WordPress auf, welches eine PHP-basierende Webanwendung ist. Das heißt aus technischer Sicht, dass WP Mailster nicht aktiv werden kann, es sei denn, es wird von außen „getriggert“ (d.h. angestoßen). Außerdem kann es nur eine bestimmte Zeit nach dem Triggern laufen. Diese Limitierung kommen von PHP, nicht von WP Mailster oder WordPress.
Triggern heißt, dass jemand die Website aufruft. Während des Ladevorgangs der Website kann WP Mailster seine Aktionen (wie das E-Mail empfangen und senden) unterbringen. Daher können E-Mails nur gesendet/empfangen werden, wenn jemand die Website auch aufruft. Andernfalls wird die E-Mail Zustellung verzögert. Da nur wenige Websites jede Minute jeder Stunde jeden Tages aufgerufen werden, empfehlen wir, dass du einen Cronjob erstellst, der periodisch deine Website aufruft.
Dazu haben wir eine Anleitung auf unserer Website, wie ein Cronjob aufgesetzt wird.

Was sind Sendefehler?

Sendefehler sind Fehlermeldungen, die der E-Mail Server zurück an WP Mailster gibt.
Dabei sagt der Server im Grunde „Ich werde diese Nachricht nicht weiterleiten“. WP Mailster versucht einige Zeit erneut die Nachricht zu senden, aber wird an einem gewissen Punkt aufgeben.
Die Ursache können eine Reihe von Dingen sein. Zum Beispiel könnten mehr E-Mails (pro Minute / Stunde) versendet werden, als es vom E-Mail Anbieter erlaubt ist. Oder die E-Mails könnten Inhalte (z.B. zu viele Empfänger, zu größe Anhänge, …) enthalten, die der E-Mail Server nicht toleriert.
Du musst herausfinden, was die E-Mail Server konkret an WP Mailster als Fehlermeldung gibt. Bitte nutze dazu die Anleitung zur Fehlerbehebung auf unserer Website.

Rezensionen

27. Januar 2022
This plugin is very feature-rich and powerful. It is really one of the only ones of its kind. I had a couple of issues when configuring it and testing it, but I received very fast and helpful replies from support. The plugin is perfect for many usage cases. Mine is simply that I have a WordPress website that used to use Google Groups. Google Groups is great, but everyone needs to have a Google account to access the web-based interface. Also, there is no easy way to sync Google Groups membership with your website's member data. Trust me, I have tried, but none of them work very well. Thanks to the developer for this great creation! Keep up the nice work.
7. Januar 2022
We have run Listservs on two member association websites for 7 years. We have used outside/non-wordpress vendors. We have used and tested other Wordpress plugins. We even built our own Wordpress solution that worked for us for a while. We've been working with WP Mailister now for about a year, and it has been by far the best solution for us. Simple set up. All of the options and features we could ever need. Excellent support and customer service. Comprehensive documentation. And it's so affordable. For the users, it is simple to use, and we love having the user-facing email archive. I would highly recommend this plugin if you're looking for a Wordpress listserv solution.
4. Januar 2022
We use the WP-Mailster Plug-in for our camera club emails. We use it in a number of different ways. 1. Mailing out to members any news about website updates and changes. 2, Distributing our newsletter [replies only go to sender] & 3, as a ListServ for our Committee emails and email discussions [replies go all to whole group]. I was unable to find any other plug-in that offered this level of flexibility, it was straightforward to implement and requires no maintenance. It is updated regularly and provides detailed logs to enable me to track down and managed undeliverable or bounced emails. Support is always timely and excellent. WakefieldCameraClub.org.uk
2. Januar 2022
Hi, After a year of searching (testing and subscribing to services) in order to replace the "mailman" product, which we gave in my case, some problems, I found this plugin, which solves what I need (enterprise edition). Doubts and possible questions about how to approach the service have been resolved quickly via email: fast, effective and efficient support. I encourage the developer to continue with his style of support that has sometimes gone beyond what he expected and to grow the project, which will surely be to the satisfaction of its customers. Joan
12. März 2021
We use the plugin with more than 20 mailing lists. The numerous setting options allow a flexible, stable and well to automate operation. Also the shortcodes and the frontend email archive are very helpful. The delivery times (Sprint Cronjob Service) could be a bit faster, but that's complaining about first world problems. The support is what you want it to be! Issue report - quick response with precise steps - fix on release level the next day! Great! So, we spent much time finding an appropriate listserv plugin - with all the common listserv problems - and WP Mailster is the solution.
3. Februar 2021
After trying another WP mailing list plugin and not getting it working (and getting very poor support) I switched to WP Mailster, and had a completely different experience. It was easy to set up, works well and integrates easily into our site. When there was a problem about server limitations, Holger from WP Mailster was ready to help and sorted it out for me in a friendly way. I really recommend this plugin to add an email listserv to your WordPress site.
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Mitwirkende & Entwickler

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Änderungsprotokoll

1.7.0

Release Date – December 12th, 2021

  • [Feature] Introduce options to deal with email hosters with a DMARC policy „reject“ setting
  • [Bug Fix] Hide irrelevant submenu entries more reliable
  • [Bug Fix] Better recognize requests for rest API
  • [Bug Fix] Avoid several PHP warnings and notices

1.6.22

Release Date – November 8th, 2021

  • [Improvement] Society & Enterprise edition: attachments are included in moderation requests (moderators can review attachments). Setting on by default, can be deactivated in global settings.
  • [Improvement] Paid editions: show license status in Start Center
  • [Bug Fix] Fix mailbox connection (pulling in secure authentication when not setup)
  • [Bug Fix] Fix recipient hover display in mail archive’s send reports
  • [Bug Fix] Fix Javascript error on recipient management screen
  • [Bug Fix] German translation updated

1.6.21

Release Date – August 20th, 2021

  • [Improvement] Turn off opportunistic STARTTLS for imap_open
  • [Improvement] Tested with WordPress v5.8
  • [Bug Fix] Fix for PHP Deprecated: Required parameter $value follows optional parameter $options
  • [Bug Fix] Fix text string / spelling mistakes

1.6.20

Release Date – April 15th, 2021

  • [Bug Fix] Catch runtime errors during digest sending
  • [Bug Fix] Catch digests that cannot be sent due to users no longer existing
  • [Bug Fix] Fix PHP warnings

1.6.19

Release Date – April 2nd, 2021

  • [Bug Fix] Add protection against CSRF attacks (kudos to Emanuele Barbeno)
  • [Bug Fix] Do not add mail recipients to queue when already moderated (approved) message gets approved again
  • [Bug Fix] Emails can have multiple attachments with the same name (not overwriting each other)
  • [Bug Fix] PHP8 compatibility work: do not use curly braces for index access in arrays in string

1.6.18

Release Date – March 3rd, 2021

  • [Improvement] Show date, list name in email view
  • [Bug Fix] Back button for mails of one mailing list works as expected
  • [Bug Fix] Fix email charset problem leading to plus signs being omitted
  • [Bug Fix] PHP8 compatibility work: do not use curly braces for index access in arrays in string
  • [Bug Fix] Fix PHP warnings

1.6.17

Release Date – February 3rd, 2021

  • [Bug Fix] Attachments are deleted when emails are removed from the archive
  • [Bug Fix] Adding more debug info for Captcha validation
  • [Bug Fix] Fix PHP warnings

1.6.16

Release Date – December 1st, 2020

  • [Feature] Pro editions: registration plugin for adding new users automatically to list and/or groups
  • [Improvement] Show profile shortcode dialog also if only unsubscription is allowed
  • [Bug Fix] CSV duplicate check based on email address needs to be case insensitive
  • [Bug Fix] Count failed sending attempts towards the throttling quota

1.6.15

Release Date – September 7th, 2020

  • [Bug Fix] Adding mailing lists works again in the correct tabbed layout
  • [Bug Fix] Adding users/groups from/to mailing lists works again
  • [Bug Fix] Fix WordPress 5.5 incompatibilities (more specific problems with jQuery 1.9 version)
  • [Bug Fix] Add missing UI icons
  • [Bug Fix] Fix PHP warnings

1.6.14

Release Date – August 27th, 2020

  • [Improvement] For sender control checking consider @GMAIL.COM and @GOOGLEMAIL.COM the same
  • [Bug Fix] Fix WordPress 5.5. incompatibilities (adding/removing recipients possible, dropdown filter in archive working)

1.6.13

Release Date – August 12th, 2020

  • [Bug Fix] Make plugin compatible with WordPress 5.5

1.6.12

Release Date – August 3rd, 2020

  • [Improvement] Support long passwords (limit is now 255 characters, and not 45 as it was)
  • [Bug Fix] No shortcode execution in admin area (broke editing experience with Gutenberg editor)

1.6.11

Release Date – July 9th, 2020

  • [Bug Fix] Avoid PHP warnings

1.6.10

Release Date – July 8th, 2020

  • [Feature] Filters for modifying the welcome and goodbye email subject and contents (wpmailster_subsr_welcome_email_subject, wpmailster_subsr_welcome_email_body_html, wpmailster_subsr_welcome_email_body_alt, wpmailster_subsr_goodbye_email_subject, wpmailster_subsr_goodbye_email_body_html, wpmailster_subsr_goodbye_email_body_alt)
  • [Feature] Introduce new text variables {orig_to} and {orig_cc} to include original TO and CC addressees in the email content (header or footer text)
  • [Improvement] Do not execute plugin background actions during REST API requests (wp-json/wp/v2 endpoint)
  • [Bug Fix] Send welcome message (when enabled) to all new users added through admin
  • [Bug Fix] Display host name (and port) for server names in lists and dropdowns
  • [Bug Fix] User name and description is pulled reliable for WP users
  • [Bug Fix] Use display name instead of nice name

1.6.9

Release Date – April 17th, 2020

  • [Improvement] For WP users, use user’s „nice name“ if available
  • [Bug Fix] Digest queue is emptied after successful digest sending

1.6.8

Release Date – March 24th, 2020

  • [Improvement] Compatibility with WordPress 5.4
  • [Bug Fix] Remove unneeded PHP warnings

1.6.7

Release Date – February 17th, 2020

  • [Improvement] Warn user if unsupported special character is used for the email password
  • [Improvement] CSS classes for unsubscribe button added
  • [Bug Fix] Fix incompatibilities in admin area (styles and scripts are not loaded on other screens), e.g. other plugins‘ tabs user interfaces looked funny or stopped working
  • [Bug Fix] In frontend mailing list view: show list email instead of admin email
  • [Bug Fix] Hide emails in moderation from list of shortcode [mst_emails]
  • [Bug Fix] Performance optimizations by avoiding unnecessary DB update checks
  • [Bug Fix] Remove unneeded PHP notices

1.6.6

Release Date – November 14th, 2019

  • [Feature] Pro editions: define email retention period for archive or disable email archiving

1.6.5

Release Date – October 5th, 2019

  • [Improvement] Better logging for hard to analyze DB query issues

1.6.4

Release Date – October 4th, 2019

  • [Bug Fix] Compatibility with MySQL running with NO_ZERO_DATE setting

1.6.3

Release Date – October 4th, 2019

  • [Bug Fix] User edit screen (to change a user’s group and list membership) works for WP users
  • [Bug Fix] Avoid queue from filling up with garbage (shorten too long mail references)

1.6.2

Release Date – September 4th, 2019

  • [Bug Fix] Fix stored cross-site scripting vulnerabilities
  • [Bug Fix] Bulk resending of messages from the email archive works
  • [Bug Fix] Remove unnecessary PHP warnings

1.6.1

Release Date – August 12th, 2019

  • [Bug Fix] Avoid „Specified key was too long“ database error message

1.6.0

Release Date – August 4th, 2019

  • [Feature] Society & Enterprise edition: Moderation Mode
  • [Bug Fix] Attachment download in frontend works
  • [Bug Fix] Do not display title twice in subscribe widgets
  • [Bug Fix] Allow customization of the list label in subscribe widgets
  • [Bug Fix] Allow special characters in mailbox password fields
  • [Bug Fix] Avoid PHP warnings
  • [Bug Fix] Do not display upgrade link in Enterprise edition

1.5.15

Release Date – June 18th, 2019

  • [Bug Fix] Lists created as duplicates where never checked for new emails
  • [Bug Fix] Subscribe widget’s „add to group“ functionality
  • [Bug Fix] Design choice in subscribe widget are saved correctly
  • [Bug Fix] Do not send <> as the sender of notification emails

1.5.14

Release Date – May 17th, 2019

  • [Improvement] Pro versions‘ throttle setting: enable to only sleep 0.1 or 0.5 seconds between the sending of each email
  • [Improvement] Workaround for missing PHP charset conversion functions (iconv, mb_convert_encoding). If no workaround can be applied, warnings are displayed that the functionality is limited.
  • [Improvement] Updated German translation
  • [Bug Fix] Notifications are stored correctly (are not assigned to a different mailing list)

1.5.13

Release Date – April 18th, 2019

  • [Bug Fix] When an email gets deleted from the archive, also remove related queue entries, attachments, etc

1.5.12

Release Date – February 20th, 2019

  • [Bug Fix] Correctly record the original send timestamp (no timezone difference issue)

1.5.11

Release Date – February 2nd, 2019

  • [Improvement] Cronjob optimization for the „all“ execution mode to avoid sending delays for installations with many lists
  • [Bug Fix] Do not send out „your email is no forwarded“ notifications when the sender does have an empty email address
  • [Bug Fix] Fix for „keep original header“ setting for multiple CC addresses – put all of them in one header, not multiple CC headers

1.5.10

Release Date – December 29th, 2018

  • [Improvement] Pull user name from database to fill for user name placeholder variable in case original header was empty
  • [Improvement] Pro versions license information is showing within settings and system diagnosis
  • [Bug Fix] Attachment with UTF-8 filenames are handled correctly (e.g. ä,ö,ü characters)
  • [Bug Fix] No plugin email retrieval/sending activtiy during plugin installs/updates/activations/deactivations/hearbeat requests
  • [Bug Fix] Fix for raw cases where email headers cannot be retrieved in first try

1.5.9

Release Date – May 12th, 2018

  • [Improvement] Auto-detect CSV file format on import
  • [Improvement] Language settings fixed to make translation possible
  • [Improvement] Added German translation, thanks Jörg Knörchen
  • [Improvement] Digests can be managed by the admin (Society and Enterprise only)
  • [Bug Fix] Fix counter display for adding/removing list members

1.5.8

Release Date – March 22nd, 2018

  • [Improvement] User interface improvements with more in-app help texts + quick links
  • [Improvement] Remove CC addressing mode because of known negative implications
  • [Bug Fix] Club/Society/Enterprise: Valid licenses are recognized more reliable

1.5.7

Release Date – February 26th, 2018

  • [Bug Fix] Society/Enterprise: Digest frequency can be changed in Profile shortcode
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed typos

1.5.6

Release Date – February 10th, 2018

  • [Improvement] Improve [mst_mailing_lists] and [mst_emails] shortcodes content
  • [Bug Fix] Double Opt-In Subscription through Profile shortcode works
  • [Bug Fix] Fix and remove „log to database“ feature

1.5.5

Release Date – December 5th, 2017

  • [Bug Fix] Security Fix XSS (Cross Site Scripting) issue in unsubscribe handler (thank you for your help, Ricardo Sanchez)

1.5.3 / 1.5.4

Release Date – November 19th, 2017

  • [Improvement] Make plugin work in Multiuser / Network site context
  • [Improvement] Recipients names from WP users are coming from first name / last name instead of login names
  • [Improvement] Queue entries can be deleted
  • [Improvement] The shortcode [mst_emails] has new parameter to control the order the messages are dispalyed, e.g. [mst_emails lid=1 order=oldfirst] or [mst_emails lid=1 order=newfirst]
  • [Improvement] Various interface improvements to show #users per list/group and for better navigation
  • [Bug Fix] All list members (recipients) can be removed
  • [Bug Fix] Make unsubscribe (with and without double-opt-out) work
  • [Bug Fix] Subject prefixes can have a blank character at the end
  • [Bug Fix] Unsubscribe URL placeholder (for custom header/footer) works in typcial situations where a text editor adds unneeded http/https before the {unsubscribe} placeholder
  • [Bug Fix] Catch runtime exception in case log file cannot be generated
  • [Bug Fix] Improved logo naming so that browser caching will not prevent correct logo to be displayed after upgrade

1.5.0

Release Date – September 26th, 2017

  • [Feature] Shortcode mst_emails allows to only select a specific mailing list by it’s ID, e.g. [mst_emails lid=2]
  • [Feature] Mailing lists can be duplicated
  • [Improvement] Subscribe / unsubscribe forms work without page reload
  • [Improvement] Introduce reCAPTCHA v2, remove v1
  • [Improvement] PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 are supported
  • [Bug Fix] Resolve PHP 7.0 compatibility issue
  • [Bug Fix] Pagination fix for admin lists
  • [Bug Fix] Log file of installation is not written to the root directory
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed typos

1.4.19

Release Date – June 13th, 2017

  • [Improvement] Speed optimization (remove unneeded DB schema checks)
  • [Improvement] Plugin Update Checker updated to latest version
  • [Bug Fix] Pagination fix for threads shortcode
  • [Bug Fix] Added default page size for mails in mails shortcode
  • [Bug Fix] CSV Import: check on PHP’s max_input_vars setting to detect when too much entries would be present to inform the user (and skip the ones too much)

1.4.18

Release Date – May 4th, 2017

  • [Bug Fix] Fix error when mailing lists are saved
  • [Bug Fix] Remove unnecessary „Show User description“ setting
  • [Bug Fix] No whitespace in front of text-area settings

1.4.17

Release Date – April 20th, 2017

  • [Improvement] Set date/time format displayed in email header/footer according to the WordPress installation’s settings
  • [Bug Fix] Only show mailing list settings available in the respective product edition
  • [Bug Fix] Trigger Source setting can be saved
  • [Bug Fix] Language fixes

1.4.13 – 1.4.16 (April 9th, 2017)

  • [Bug Fix] Fixed Profile shortcode

1.4.12

Release Date – April 8th, 2017

  • [Improvement] Email archive in admin has now buttons to removing remaining queue entries and resetting send error count
  • [Bug Fix] Captcha and „add to group“ selections can be made in the subscribe widget
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed Profile shortcode in Free edition (Users can subscribe and unsubscribe from lists)

1.4.11

Release Date – March 7th, 2017

  • [Feature] CSV import and export of users/email addresses
  • [Bug Fix] Fix some warning messages

1.4.10

Release Date – February 19th, 2017

  • [Feature] Introduce shortcodes to display email archives, mailing list and subscription profile
  • [Feature] Add duplicate bulk action to mailing list screen for copying lists
  • [Improvement] Show available shortcodes in dashboard
  • [Bug Fix] Don’t remove white spaces in subject prefix, and plain header/footer
  • [Bug Fix] Remove CSS styling from site area and unneeded styling

1.4.9

Release Date – February 2nd, 2017

  • [Bug Fix] Make inline images show up in the email archive message view
  • [Bug Fix] Attachment download in the backend email archive works again

1.4.8

Release Date – January 31th, 2017

  • [Bug Fix] Automatically fix remaining DB collation differences

1.4.7

Release Date – January 31th, 2017

  • [Bug Fix] Make some important options (e.g. max run time, minimum time between retrieving/sending, …) available in the admin settings GUI

1.4.6

Release Date – January 30th, 2017

  • [Improvement] Add search functionality to all admin area lists/tables
  • [Improvement] Improve some GUI elements on the edit mailing list screen
  • [Bug Fix] Existing log file is not overwritten during plugin updates

1.4.5

Release Date – January 25th, 2017

  • [Improvement] Show recipient count used in mailing list VS max recipients
  • [Improvement] Better show active GUI elements in edit mailing list screen
  • [Bug Fix] Various small fixes

1.4.4

Release Date – January 24th, 2017

  • [Bug Fix] Saving of multiple mailing list settings fixed
  • [Bug Fix] Emails can be deleted in the email archive

1.4.3

Release Date – January 23rd, 2017

  • [Improvement] GUI improvements in the mailing list management
  • [Bug Fix] Automatically fixes DB collation differences
  • [Bug Fix] Log file works when WP is installed in subdirectory
  • [Bug Fix] Fixed wrong textual file size representations (KB VS MB)

1.4.0

Release Date – January 3rd, 2017

  • Initial release