Using the Dolphin 7 Mass Mailer
Written by Mscott Friday, 25 November 2011
Hello and welcome! In today’s blog, we will explore the Dolphin 7 mass mailer. It can be used to send an email to all your site’s members and also anyone who has subscribed via the subscribe block on the homepage.
There is one important thing to cover before we get started. The Dolphin cron job MUST be setup for the mass mailer to correctly send out emails. More info about the cron job can be found HERE.
We will begin by logging into the Dolphin admin. Then we can adjust the number of emails the mailer sends per cron execution by clicking on “Email Templates” under the “Settings” tab on the left menu. This option is useful if your host limits the number of emails allowed per hour. Change the number to suit your needs and then click Save directly below it.
Next, we will add an email that we need to be sent. Do this by clicking “Mass Mailer” under the “Tools” heading on the left side menu. Then, add the subject and body, and click “Submit”. Once an email is submitted, it is saved in the mass mailer permanently.
Select the email you wish to send from the drop down menu labeled “Messages”. Now you can choose a specific set of people to send the mail to by selecting from several options. Once you have the correct message selected and the options you need, just click “Submit.”
Now, you will notice the total number of emails waiting to be sent is listed in the queue at the top of the page.
By default, the mass mailer runs every 10 minutes. So if you set the mailer to send 50 emails per cron run that means in an hour, 300 emails will be sent. That is all there is to it!