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Alternatives to TBird and Mailmerge - De facto standard ...

Postby say_hello » 2020-03-16 15:36

hello dear all, good day dear Debian-community,

 

today i have a question regarding TBird - the de-facto-standard in Mail-progams
and regarding tbird in relationship with mail-Merge.. :: are there any Alternatives to TBird and Mailmerge - the De facto standard ...



Sending mass mail with personal and friendlier touch is quite a very very tedious job as we need to change some of the variables in the mail content. If someone ever have done this kind of job - he has to admit: this is not a simple job - and we cannot do this with Gmail or simple programs. 
Conclusio: we need better ones: For example, you’re hosting a big event and you want to let know your friends or you want to send out invitations but you do not want your mail invitation to sound like it’s a spam or you want to personally address the person using their name in your invitation.  We need to have a reliable email program that helps to optimize our work!

So how to proceed: That said - we need to have good support:  In order to do so, you need to send one mail at one time since you need to change the variables. This is where Mozilla Thunderbird and a little add-on of it – Mail Merge, comes into play. With this two tool you don’t have to keep on  changing the variables. Just create a spreadsheet and draft a mail, and let this two tools do the hardwork for you.

Mail Merge Toolkit is designed to extend the abilities of mailing in TBird. 

This program is ideal for office employees and private users. With a help of this addon, you can create a mail merge in Word and insert custom data into the email subject line.
Besides that, you will be able to add attached data and send emails in various formats including  GIF, HTML, RTF and things like that.


my question is: do we need to have TBird to work with Mailmerge (the free one

Mailspring. All. Top Pro. Neat UI. 
Claws Mail. All. Top Pro. Low resource client. ...
Mu4e. All. Top Pro. UI optimized for speed. ...
Opera Mail. All. Top Pro. Intuitive user interface. ...
Evolution. All. Top Pro. ...
Postbox. All. Top Pro. ...
Microsoft Outlook. All. Top Con. ...
Mutt. All. Top Pro.
 

see what mailmerge can do 

cf: https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/mass-mail-thunderbird/


1. Create a CSV file

The first thing that need to be done before you can send out your mails is to create a CSV file. 
To create a CSV file you can use any spreadsheet tool, if you have Microsoft Excel, you can use that.
The first row of the spreadsheet is used to enter the variables you want to use, for example 
– first name, last name, mail and etc. After you’re done, save the spreadsheet in CSV format.


2. Drafting Personalized Mail
 
Click on File > New Message > Message or press Ctrl + N
Enter the variables at places that you want the values to appear. Each variable should be enclosed using the double curly braces, 
for example {{FIRST NAME}}. Enter variable exactly the same as in the CSV file, this includes spelling, spacing and capitalization.

 
conclusio:  mailmerge is very very cool  - the question is: 

does mailmerge support any of the above mentioned things.. 
Mailspring. All. Top Pro. Neat UI. 
Claws Mail. All. Top Pro. Low resource client. ...
Mu4e. All. Top Pro. UI optimized for speed. ...
Opera Mail. All. Top Pro. Intuitive user interface. ...
Evolution. All. Top Pro. ...
Postbox. All. Top Pro. ...
Microsoft Outlook. All. Top Con. ...
Mutt. All. Top Pro.


#i look forward to hear from you 

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