Presentation of MultiMailer 2014 / Enterprise

There are three versions of MultiMailer 2014 available, as described in this blog post, and one of the versions has the name MultiMailer 2014 / Enterprise. The Enterprise version is the most feature-rich and powerful version of MultiMailer.

MultiMailerFeatures
Some unique features for the Enterprise version of MultiMailer is:

• Can handle mailing lists with up to 500,000 contacts each.
• Supports encrypted SSL communication with e-mail servers.
• Can be installed on a server and shared by many users.
• Supports virtual machines.

MultiMailer - Enterprise

500,000 contacts
If you need to send e-mail newsletters to hundreds of thousands contacts at once Enterprise is the version for you. Enterprise can handle mailing lists that contains up to 500,000 contacts each. And by using the powerful statistics and analysis functions you can follow when people open your newsletters in real-time.

SSL communication with e-mail servers
MultiMailer / Enterprise can communicate with e-mail servers that requires an encrypted SSL connection, for examples Google’s e-mail server (Gmail’s server).

ServerCan be installed on a server
MultiMailer / Enterprise can be installed on a server on a network and shared by many users. 1 license of MultiMailer / Enterprise can be shared by 10 users.

Supports virtual machines
A virtual machine is a software simulation (emulation) of a computer. By using a virtual machine, many instances of a particular operating system can be run on one physical computer. A virtual machine allows also different operating systems to be installed on the same physical computer. Virtual machines are typically run on servers, but can be run on clients also.

Use of virtual machines is very common today. These allow large companies to reduce the number of physical computers to save money. Many of our customers use virtual machines and we have therefore optimized MultiMailer Enterprise for use in virtual environments. We are also counting licenses in different way, so one license of MultiMailer / Enterprise can be run on 10 virtual machines at the same time (shared by 10 users at the same time).

What does MultiMailer 2014 / Enterprise costs?
If you want to check how much MultiMailer 2014 / Enterprise costs, or order the product, you can visit the following web page:

> Order – SamLogic MultiMailer

MultiMailer is now available in an Enterprise version

MultiMailerSamLogic MultiMailer 2014 / Enterprise is a new version of our e-mail newsletter marketing tool. The Enterprise version of MultiMailer is adapted for use on servers and is specialized on handling of large mailing lists. One license of MultiMailer / Enterprise can be shared by up to 10 users.

Three versions of SamLogic MultiMailer
There are now three versions of MultiMailer available: Standard, Professional and Enterprise. Below we will describe what the differences are between the three versions:

MultiMailer / Standard: Suited for those who send a few thousands newsletters per month and do not need statistics and analysis functions.

MultiMailer / Professional: Suited for those who send up to 50 000 newsletters per month and who needs powerful functions for statistics and analysis.

MultiMailer / Enterprise: Suited for those who send up to 500 000 newsletters per month and/or want to install MultiMailer on a server. Functions for statistics and analysis are included.

Prices and Order
If you want to check the prices of the different versions, or if you want to make an order, you can visit the following web page:
> Order – SamLogic MultiMailer

More information
> SamLogic MultiMailer 2014 – Features (Standard / Professional / Enterprise)
> Presentation of MultiMailer 2014 / Enterprise

SamLogic’s tools adapted to Windows 8.1

All of SamLogic’s programs, and other tools, are now adapted to the new Microsoft Windows 8.1. But the software also work fine with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and some other older operating systems. If you want more information about a specific product, you can click on a link below:

Programs
> CD-Menu Creator – AutoRun menu designer program.
> USB AutoRun Creator – AutoRun USB stick creator.
> Visual Installer – Installation software / setup tool.
> MultiMailer – Newsletter / e-mail marketing software.

Product suites / Bundles
> Media Tools – Program bundle with 5 tools.
> USB Menu Creator – Program bundle with 3 tools.

We have also tested our component libraries in Windows 8.1, and they are fully compatible. If you want to test a program you can visit the web page below:
> Download a Demo / Free Trial

Improved duplicate management in MultiMailer 2013

In MultiMailer 2013 (version 8.0.16 or later), we have improved the duplicate management in mailing lists. By pressing the F8 key or by selecting the menu item Edit – Select Duplicates MultiMailer displays now, in addition to the usual selection, two arrows in front of the duplicate contacts it founds (see picture below).

In previous versions of the program, MultiMailer highlighted duplicates only with regular (inverted) marks. However, this marking disappeared once you clicked on and selected another contact from the list. In order to get the duplicate marking back, you had to press the F8 key again. With the new duplicate management function, you can always see duplicates marked and you do not need to press F8 more than once. The picture below shows the way duplicates are marked when no contacts are selected in the list:

The new duplicate management function makes it easier to remove duplicates of contacts and to choose which duplicate to delete. You can quickly scroll through the list and if you see two duplicates after each other both marked with an arrow, you can easily choose which contact is to be retained and which is to be removed. To remove it, you simply highlight it and press Delete. Then you can continue scrolling to see if there are more duplicates on the list.

Quick method still available
If you only have e-mail addresses in your mailing list, it is not hard to decide which contact should be deleted. There is a faster method for removing such duplicates and that is to simply press F8 and directly after that Delete. Then all the duplicates will be erased from the mailing list in a single operation.

When MultiMailer marks duplicates in your mailing list, it never highlights the first instance of an entry, but only its duplicate copies. That is why pressing F8 and Delete quickly removes only duplicate copies. However, if your mailing list contains more data than just email addresses, you should go through the duplicates one by one to see which entry you actually want to keep in the list.

Number of duplicates is now displayed in the application’s status bar
MultiMailer 2013 shows you now the number of duplicates found on the list at the bottom of the application’s status bar (see image below):

MultiMailer 2013: When do people open your newsletter?

We have introduced new features for statistics monitoring and reporting in the new MultiMailer 2013. One new feature is that you can now see at what time your email recipients open your newsletter. You can also look at the dates on which your recipients open your newsletter. You can check how many open your newsletter on the dispatch date and also over the next coming 7 days. The picture below shows how it might look when you choose to view this information in a chart form:

Opens Per Day

In the picture above you can see (in the chart) number of newsletter openings on the dispatch date and number of openings over the next 7 days. In the drop down menu at the bottom right, you can switch between openings per day and openings per hour.

Information about the openings’ date and time can be exported from MultiMailer to other programs.

MultiMailer 2013: Statistic charts displayed directly in the ‘Sent Messages’ tab

In MultiMailer 2012 and in earlier versions, all statistic charts were displayed in a separate window. Starting with MultiMailer 2013, the diagrams can be shown directly in the Sent Messages tab. This applies for all kinds of charts available in MultiMailer.

The image below shows a chart with the number of opened and unopened newsletters for an e-mail dispatch. The diagram is displayed directly in the Sent Messages tab under the list of e-mail dispatches. You just need to select a dispatch to see a chart for the particular e-mail dispatch.

Opened and Not Opened

The picture below shows a chart where multiple e-mail dispatches are compared. The graphics represents the number of newsletters sent and opened for different dates.

Compare Mailings

It’s easy to choose e-mail dispatches you want to compare with each other. You just click on the chosen e-mail dispatch in the list and a new up-to-date chart appears immediately.

Just as before, you can change the chart type in the option bar at the bottom right. Similarly, you can also choose whether newsletters with links that people clicked on should appear in the diagram.

How to use the new Twitter feature in MultiMailer 2013

The email marketing software SamLogic MultiMailer 2013 has a new feature that you can use to publish Twitter messages (tweets) directly from the program. So when you send out a newsletter, you can inform on Twitter about it at the same time. You use the Twitter feature in MultiMailer by selecting the menu option File – Twitter. This opens the following dialog:

Web links in Twitter messages can be automatically shortened. You can choose to use the bit.ly service to shorten the links or let Twitter to shorten the link when the message is received. If you wish to use the bit.ly service, check the box Use bit.ly to shorten URLs in the Send message to Twitter dialog (see image above).

You can continuously see the length of your Twitter message while writing so you can make sure not to exceed the maximum limit of 140 characters in a tweet. To enter the username and the password for your Twitter account, press the Change button.

More use of social media
You can also add a Twitter icon to your newsletter, so if your customer clicks on it, he/she goes directly to your Twitter page. Check out our video about how to add support for social media in MultiMailer.

Related information
> Social media in MultiMailer
> New features in SamLogic MultiMailer 2013

Full Unicode support for creating newsletters in MultiMailer 2013

We have updated our email marketing tool MultiMailer 2013 so it now has a full support for Unicode (UTF-8) when you create and send out newsletters. That means that you can write and send newsletters in any language and with any character whatsoever, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew etc. Of course that MultiMailer 2013 also supports Western languages​such as English, German, French, Spanish, Greek, Italian and so on.


The image above shows a Thai newsletter displayed in MultiMailer.

Unicode
Unicode is a standard that handles all characters in all the world’s writing systems. The good thing with Unicode is that all characters can be displayed in any language or country regardless of what language your computer operating system is set to. This is not the case if you use a language-specific character set. In this case the recipient must have the same character system installed otherwise the characters are not displayed correctly. With Unicode, you do not have this problem.

Chinese text in USA
If you for example want to create a newsletter in Chinese and send it to email recipients in the US using American Windows, you can fix this easily by using the Unicode (UTF-8) character set. The newsletter will be displayed in Chinese for your receivers even if they do not use Chinese Windows.

Select Unicode (UTF-8) in MultiMailer
To create or send out a newsletter that uses Unicode, you have to set it in MultiMailer. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Start MultiMailer
2. Select from the menu Settings – Options
3. Select the tab Language
4. In the drop-down menu E-mail character set select “Unicode (UTF-8) – [utf-8]”
5. Close the dialog


In the picture above, the e-mail character set Unicode (UTF-8) is selected.

If you create your newsletter with a different HTML editor than MultiMailer, make sure that it is set to Unicode (UTF-8).

Full Unicode support even for sender’s name
Besides the advantage of creating newsletters with Unicode in MultiMailer, you can also use Unicode’s characters for the sender’s name. That means that you can enter a name of your newsletter sender in e.g. Chinese, Arabic or Thai. It will display correctly for your recipients regardless the language version of Windows they use.


Even sender’s name has now full support for Unicode. In the example above, the sender’s name is written in Thai.

SamLogic MultiMailer 2013 has now been released

SamLogic MultiMailer 2013

We have now released a new version of our newsletter tool SamLogic MultiMailer. Some new features in the latest version are:

SamLogic MultiMailer 2013 – New Features
– Full support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows 8.1.
– Better support for international characters. Unicode is now fully supported.
– Support for Twitter. You can now send tweets directly from MultiMailer.
– Support for Dropbox and SkyDrive.
– Support Outlook 2013 and Excel 2013.
– Better support for smartphones and tablet computers.
– New statistics & analysis functions. You can now see when newsletters are opened.
– A new powerful filtering function in the Statistics tab.
– Better handling of e-mail bounces.

More Information
A more detailed description of the new features are available on this webpage:
> SamLogic MultiMailer 2013 – News

What is the open rate for my newsletter?

In our e-mail tool MultiMailer 2012 it is possible to see the open rate for a newsletter (or another type of e-mail) that has been sent to the contacts in your mailing list / contact list. An open rate is the number of contacts that open the e-mail compared with the number of e-mails that were sent, and is often expressed as a percentage.

In MultiMailer 2012 you can also view information about your newsletter’s click-through rate (CTR). The click-through rate (also called click rate) is the number of recipients who clicked on one or more links in the e-mail compared with the number of opened e-mails. Also this is often expressed as a percentage.

Open rate and click-through rate reported in various ways
The open rate and click-through rate for newsletters are reported in various ways in MultiMailer. You can for example view the information in graphical charts (diagrams) in the program or let the program create a detailed report for you, which can be viewed in for example Microsoft Excel.

Video tip – What is the open rate for my newsletter?
In this short video tip we will show how to use the chart functions in MultiMailer to view information about open and click-through rates. The tip video also shows how to compare different e-mail deliveries with each other, so you can compare the number of opens and clicks between different mailings.

The video is best viewed in a quality of 480p. You can change the quality of the video by clicking on the symbol shown to the right in the video window (when video is playing). You can also view the video directly on YouTube.