After 30-day testing, reviewing customer feedbacks and fixing minor bugs, 1and1Mail is upgraded to version 3.5. Here are the important updates and highlights in the new version:

New Features

  • Random delay between sending each email (Mimic sending emails manually)
    Random Send Delay
     
  • Switch freely between HTML and plain text when editing an email
  • Able to sort, adjust column width and position in send reports
  • Able to see all customized fields of Address Book in send reports
  • Able to export send reports
  • Add URLs to solutions when error messages show up

Improved Features

  • Add pop-up notification when "SMTP server needs authentication" is unchecked
  • Add error codes in send reports for debug purpose
  • Auto word wrap in plain text email

Bug Fixes

  • Emails cannot be sent and pop up "Can’t start tast with nil message"
  • Length of customized field is not long enough

The complete 1and1Mail changelog can be viewed here.

Today 1and1Mail announced a major upgrade of its email marketing software for small and medium businesses. The upgrade includes a revolutionary new feature called Auto IP Switcher that increases email deliverability rate to a new level.

"In an email marketing campaign, Auto IP Switcher can increase the inbox placement rate by at least 30%," said Bill Graham, CEO of 1and1Soft. "It ensures your emails will be delivered accurately and safely to your clients' inbox."

Auto IP Switcher prevents sender's email accounts from being blacklisted and enables email marketers to send more emails out per day. It is most effective when working with multiple free email services, such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail and AOL Mail.

Multi Account Manager is another feature that differentiates 1and1Mail from other mass mailing software. Through accurate grouping and segmentation of sender's email accounts in Multi Account Manager, email marketers are able to better organize their marketing campaigns and reduce the risk of being considered as a spammer.

"Our goal is to minimize the marketing cost and maximize the email marketing efficiency for our clients. I believe the new version can significantly boost 1and1Mail's market share," Bill continues, "we roll out an upgrade every 3 months and each upgrade is based on hundreds of customer feedbacks and new feature requests. That's why we have been growing so fast."

New 1and1Mail Free Edition downloads can be found at http://www.yetesoft.com/download/.

1and1Mail - Send mass emails

About 1and1Mail

1and1Mail is free email marketing software specifically designed for small and medium business worldwide to create, schedule and send personalized mass emails, manage email contacts and design email newsletters.

1and1Mail differentiates itself from other mass mailing software by offering unique features that can greatly boost your email deliverability and lower your email marketing cost. These features include Automatic IP Switcher, Multi-threaded Sending, Email Template Downloader and Multi Account Manager. With 1and1Mail, you are able to not only send more emails to your customers per day, but also build a better corporate image with professional and well-designed email templates.
 

In 1and1Mail 3.2, we are going to launch a new feature called "Auto IP Switcher" that can change your IP address automatically when you are sending your mass email campaigns. Why do you need it? How does it work?

1. Why do you need "Auto IP Switcher" in your email marketing software?

"Auto IP Switcher" can help us send more emails using free email accounts, such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail and AOL Mail. But if you are using your corporate email accounts or paid email accounts, most likely you do not need this feature.

As we know, nowadays, most free email service providers have become very strict with mass mailing behaviors. None of them would like to become a victim of spammers. Therefore, they limit the daily sending limit of free email accounts in two ways:

(1) Daily quota of a single email account

On average, a single email account can send out 100 – 500 emails per day, depending on your account reputation with the service provider. To play safe, do not go over 100 per account per day, otherwise, your email account will be suspended soon. So, can I sign up multiple email accounts and send 100 × n emails per day? It depends on the following.

(2) Daily quota of multiple email accounts from a single IP address

To prevent you from sending mass mails by applying multiple email accounts, the service provider also sets a daily limit on number of emails from a single IP address. This is a very smart move because in most cases, one PC only has one IP over a certain period of time. It is difficult to send more emails with multiple email accounts under a single IP address.
 

2. How to get a new IP address to increase email deliverability?

The traditional way is: manually disconnect your Internet connection, and redial to reconnect.

In most cases, after you disconnect and redial, your PC  will be assigned a new IP address unless

(1) You connect to the Internet through a static IP.

(2) You connect to the Internet through a router. (You need to restart the router to get a new IP.)

(3) You connect to the Internet through the local network of your company or your school.
 

3. How to switch IP automatically in 1and1Mail?

To maximize the email deliverability, 1and1Mail uses a special way to do the IP switching. In 1and1Mail Personal Edition and Business Edition, you are allowed to add multiple email accounts from different email service providers, and also divide them into groups. 1and1Mail will change IP automatically based on groups, not based on a fixed time interval. Please follow the 3 steps as below:

Auto IP Switcher

(1) Enter your username and password in Redial Setting for Auto IP Switcher. (Tools -> Settings -> Auto IP Switcher)

(2) When you start the sending, 1and1Mail will select a certain number of email accounts from the same ESP (email service provider). For example, 2 email accounts from Gmail, 2 email accounts from Hotmail, 2 email accounts from Yahoo! Mail, 2 email accounts from AOL Mail. Since each of them are from different ESPs, it can fully take advantage of the power of a single IP address.

(3) 1and1Mail send mass emails out using the email addresses in Step 2 by turns. For example, send 20 emails through each email address. After it is finished, 1and1Mail automatically disconnect the Internet and redial to get a new IP, and then continue the sending through another group of new email addresses again.

1and1Mail 3.2 will be launched in Nov 2011. You can download the Free Edition it from here. But since 1and1Mail Free Edition only allows 1 email account, the Auto IP Switcher only makes sense in Personal and Business Edition.

 


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