Still, the deed is done, and I’m wiser for the experience. One of our neighbors in the condo association asked me if I would be willing to help out on a project. Without thinking, I said, ‘Yes.’ My bad. The adventure taught me how to deal with spam. From the other side.
Wax On, Wax Off
The project was simple enough. Create an email news and information letter for each of the 400 or so residents in our condo building.
[do action=”ad-content-rectangle-top”/]See? I volunteered to help before knowing what the help would entail. What did it entail? Spam. Good old fashioned email spam.
My preference is to make quick work of any project I don’t like so I scoured around the Mac App Store and found what is called ‘a powerful newsletter and marketing email designer.’
That’s marketing speak for saying ‘spam generator.’
That’s what HTML Mailer does. It lets you create style email messages similar to the templates found in Apple’s Mail app, because it’s easy to create an attractive email flyer, email newsletter, email spam.
Better yet, HTML Mailer also does the email address merge with the message so it’s personalized.
HTML Mailer comes with dozens of templates to use to create an email campaign, but you can get all geeky and tweak the HTML code yourself with the built-in editor.
Creating email messages in HTML can be tricky because not everyone on the email list accepts or views HTML messages. Some prefer plain text. HTML Mailer makes that happen, too.
Once you select a template and add the necessary message or copy, all you need is a list of email addresses. Again, HTML Mailer makes it easy with any comma delimited email address list, but it also integrates with Contacts on your Mac.
There’s an iPhone and iPad version of HTML Mailer, too, which is called Email Designer. You know, so you can spam the bejesus out of people while you’re on the go.