New Features

  • Support IP switching through router reconnection
    IP switching through router reconnection
  • Support content spin through Macro in sender’s email, sender’s name, reply-to email and attachment
    1and1Mail Content Spin
  • Support multiple reply-to emails
  • Support using / in email address

 

Improved Features

  • Send error report to 1and1Mail
  • Improved sending policy setting during new account setup
  • Remove advanced settings which are no longer useful during account setup
  • Remind users to input password during account setup

 

Bug Fixes

  • Cannot click on links in preview mode
  • Cannot delete content in search box
  • Cannot replace [%Email] in href link
  • Only the 1st email shows images when testing with many email accounts
  • Cannot receive click data if URL is longer than 128 characters

Email marketers are always facing the problems of reporting to their bosses of how effective the email campaigns are and how to improve their campaigns based on statistics.

1and1Mail 4.0 adds the open rate tracking feature which helps email marketers to understand their customers and boost sales quickly based on facts.

The feature is available in 1and1Mail Business Edition or above.

Here is an overview of how the open tracking works:

Other enhancements include:

New Features

  • Manual IP switching: adds more flexibility to Auto IP Switcher
  • Batch edit account properties

Improved Features

  • Verify if macro ID is correct before sending
  • Check recipients and attachments before sending
  • Display numbers of emails in Address Book

Bug Fixes

  • Cannot start a new task if HTML format is selected before recipients
  • Error logs are wrong
  • Double quotes are shown when adding unsubscribe links

You can download 1and1Mail 4.0 Free Edition here.

1and1Mail 3.6 was officially launched on Mar 31, 2013. Starting from version 3.2, 1and1Mail allows switching IPs automatically through auto redial of broadband networks. But after receiving a lot of customers feedbacks, we understood that it had a lot of weaknessnes. Firstly, most of customers are connecting to the internet through routers to bypass the tedious dial-up process. Therefore, 1and1Mail IP Switcher did not work for them. Secondly, after auto redial, it requires the customers' network to support DHCP in order to acquire a new IP address. Again, not all customers' network supports it.

Therefore, in 1and1Mail 3.6, we come up with an ideal solution: switching IPs through proxy servers. There are a lot of free and paid proxy servers on the internet that one can find by googling "proxy servers" or "proxy IPs". By utilizing these resources, email marketers can significantly increase their send quota within a short period of time.

For details on how to use IP Switcher, please read this.

Again, we still want to emphasize, a  healthy double opt-in list is the ultimate and long-term way to keep your email blasting going. Utilizing proxy servers for spamming will get yourself into the blacklist eventually.

Here are a list of the updates:

New Features

  • Support using proxy IPs for SMTP servers
    1and1Mail IP Switcher - Proxy Servers
     
  • Add sorting feature when selecting email recipients

Improved Features

  • Improve sorting feature in campaign reports
  • Clean campaign log data when the campaign is deleted to save space in database
  • Improve notifications when deleting email addresses and email groups
  • Show task status immediately when it is started.

Bug Fixes

  • Send emails to the same person multiple times
  • Sending fails when an email account encounters any error
  • Show half window in multiple screens

You can download 1and1Mail 3.6 Free Edition here.

Also, please expect version 3.7 soon which will focus on enhancing Address Book and Account security.

 

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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