Where can I get a bulk email list

PHPList - bulk mailing system

With PHPList you can serve extensive mail distribution lists and thus send regular newsletters or customer information.

If the number of those who should receive an e-mail with the same content exceeds a certain number, perhaps 20 or even 50, e-mail clients such as Windows Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird are overwhelmed. After all, these clients are intended to handle personal e-mail traffic.

Bulky mailing has to be organized differently. The open source application PHPList helps here. Thanks to goneo clickStart, you can start using PHPList within a few minutes. The configuration effort is minimal, you save time and nerves. Of course, even after the clickStart installation, you still have to provide input that PHPList will personalize for you. This includes the website title, the editor profile and settings to determine how the newsletter subscription process or the footer of the system mails should look. It is more convenient to enter domains of e-mail services system-wide that only accept e-mails in text format.

PHPList manages groups of recipients in independent lists that can later be sent with a newsletter. In the German language version of PHPList, these recipients are called subscribers. Subscribers can be members of several lists, so they receive several different newsletters.

If you have already collected a number of recipients for a new newsletter, for example in an Excel list, you can save this file in CSV format and then import it into a desired PHPList list.

Each subscriber must be confirmed. The processor or administrator can do this individually for each e-mail address or you can leave it to a registration process to carry out the validation. In this way, when you use PHPList for email marketing, you comply with various legal regulations that apply to this form of electronic communication. PHPList generates the corresponding registration pages, sends a confirmation email and also tracks whether the new subscriber confirms this confirmation email by clicking on the confirmation link. The required unsubscribe option is also provided by PHPList. The system creates a web page that functions as an unsubscribe page. So you can integrate a link to this page in the sent e-mail.

The integrated FCKeditor helps with the creation of the actual message. Those who prefer to work with TinyMCE can change this in the configuration menu. It can be used to create rather simple messages. If the design comes from another source, perhaps as an HTML framework from Dreamweaver, you switch the FCKEditor to source code mode, copy the HTML tags and save the design. In addition to the HTML part, a pure text version must or should be created. The mails are created and sent in multipart format. When composing the mail, you usually have to test how the message looks to the various recipients. To do this, you usually set up a test account for each of the major freemailers and send test mails before the main mailing. This can be done directly from the Compose Message section in PHPList.

Another advantage that speaks for PHPList is the bounce management, which in the German language version has been translated as "manage returns". It is absolutely recommended to take care of the address lists and to delete e-mail addresses that are no longer valid from the lists.

PHPList maintains a kind of profile for each subscriber, which can be viewed and changed in the subscriber administration. Profile-specific data can also be stored there as attributes. Emails can be personalized to a very high degree in this way. Some placeholders can be built into the mail templates. When sending, the content to be inserted is either taken from the profile or from a template. The freely selectable attributes are defined in the configuration and are then also available as input fields in the subscriber profile. The user can view and change their specific data on the self-care pages generated by PHPList.

Sent emails can be tracked. This means that the system can show how often a certain link in an e-mail has been clicked or how many of the sent e-mails have been opened. This can be used to measure the success of a newsletter dispatch.

PHPList does not necessarily present itself in the most beautiful web interface design, but it provides a surprising number of features for effective e-mail marketing and can cope with large lists of over 100,000 recipients.