Addresslists and newsletters

Addresslists are useful for:
  1. Sending out job vacancies
  2. Sending newsletters
  3. Categorize contacts because you can filter on them too
  4. Quickly select the members in this list in a regular e-mail
Creating an addresslist
To create a list go to:
Addressbook -> Administration -> Addresslists
Click on "Add" in that tab. Enter a name and click on "Apply" to save it.

Now you can add contacts in the addresslist dialog:

add contacts at address list

Or you can check multiple lists at the "Edit contact" dialog:

select address list at contact

Filtering on addresslistsOnce you created some addresslists a filter appears at the left in the addressbook. This is useful to quickly view the contents of a list:address list filter
Sending newsletters / mailings
To send a newsletter you must first create an addresslist and an e-mail template. After that go to:
Addressbook -> Newsletters
The Newsletter status screen will open:

sent newsletters

To start a new mailing click "Send mailing":

Select a template if you have created one and select the list to send the newsletter too. Now simply compose your e-mail like you would do with a normal e-mail and click at send.

Datafields in the template will be replaced with data from the addressbook so you can created personalized e-mails.

A background process will send the e-mails. It will send it slowly so it won't bring the server down.

Note: You can also simply select the list from the addressbook at the e-mail composer. This is useful for small lists only.

Using a special SMTP server
If you want to use a different SMTP server to send all mailings you can set the following config variables:
$config['mailing_smtp_encryption']="ssl"; //empty, ssl or tls
$config['mailing_smtp_server']="smtp.bulkmail.com";
$config['mailing_smtp_port']="25";
$config['mailing_smtp_username']="";
$config['mailing_smtp_password']="";