I believe under US CAN-SPAM (don't recall if you mentioned a particular country for your recipient pool) you also must provide a snail-mail address on all marketing communications, although that may vary a bit when you're sending to an opt-in subscriber list. (And of course different countries probably have different-but-similar laws in place). But it's definitely worth checking; one of the reason we began outsourcing all our large (30k and greater) mailings was because small omissions on that sort of thing can lead to large email providers like hotmail or gmail etc. blacklisting your communications. And it's a pain in the neck to get them to un-blacklist you. -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org on behalf of Nan Harbison Sent: Sat 7/11/09 3:21 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Newsletter Mailer Recommendations Heidi, Legally, you have to have an opt out/unsubscribe at the bottom of all marketing emails, so if Wordpress offers that, it would be an option. Otherwise, I just finished doing a website for a non-profit, they use vertical response, who claim they do non profits for free, although then they say you get to send 10 K emails a month. The link from their last email: http://www.verticalresponse.com/landing/non-profits/?np/21ecb35ccd I have no idea how expensive it is for the rest of the emails. Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Boisvert Sent: Friday, July 10, 2009 5:47 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Newsletter Mailer Recommendations >I have a client who is a non-profit organization with 15K members. The mailings would be 2-4 times a month. They can't spend a lot $ and I am overwhelmed with all the options out there. They are on a Linux server and I have the option to use phplist but am wondering how secure it would be and ease to setup and use. The client is on a shared server so would need to queue/batch mailings. Any input and/or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Heidi Faith < Heidi, I may be thinking way outside the box but instead of thinking about a mailing, why not use Wordpress as your content device for the communication medium and send a onetime mailing out to members with the URL? The URL mailed out would be to a login page to access the blog. Am I oversimplifying? Wordpress is free, only members would be emailed the URL. Just a thought, Bob -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt ! -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !