Direct Mail 5 is Coming!

Yes! Direct Mail 5 is almost here! We cannot wait to share with you all of the new and improved features that are coming in this release—it’s gonna be big. Of course, we want to make sure that the update is a smooth experience for all of our users. To that end, we are currently accepting sign-ups for anyone that would like to help us beta test Direct Mail 5.0 before we release it to the public. If you are interested in helping us test (and like to live life on the edge), please sign up here.

Direct Mail Now Ready for macOS 10.12 Sierra

macOS 10.12 Sierra

Just a few moments ago we pushed the big, red LAUNCH button and released the latest version of Direct Mail to all of our customers worldwide. The primary purpose of this version (4.3.7) is to ensure compatibility with Apple’s latest and greatest operating system, macOS 10.12 Sierra. If you are planning on upgrading to Sierra (and we hope you are!), then you’ll want to make sure and update your copy of Direct Mail right away. Here’s how:

  1. Open Direct Mail
  2. Choose Direct Mail > Check for Software Update from the menu bar at the top of your screen

That’s it!

Other notable improvements in this release include up to faster cloud syncing, a more responsive user interface, and some critical bug fixes. For more details, please take a look at the release notes.

Note: If you downloaded Direct Mail from the Mac App Store, you should get the update in a few days, pending Apple’s approval. Thanks for your patience! The update is now available for Mac App Store customers, as well!

Quick Tip: Comparing Campaign Reports

Here’s a quick tip that appeared in our May 2016 newsletter. Don’t want to miss the next one? Sign up for our newsletter here.

Want a super easy way to compare the results of a recent email campaign to campaigns that you sent in the past? In Direct Mail’s “Reports” tab, simply select two or more campaign reports from the list at the top of the window. As you do so, Direct Mail will reveal a table that shows how the selected campaigns compare to each other across a variety of metrics. You can also click on the “Charts” section for a visual comparison of open and click performance across your campaigns.

To select multiple reports, just hold down the command key on your keyboard while you click.

Hold down the command or shift keys and click to select more than one campaign report
Hold down the command or shift keys and click to select more than one campaign report

Weekly Tips Roundup: June 3

Whether you’re new to Direct Mail or a seasoned professional, you’re bound to learn something new from our @directmailmac Twitter feed. We’ve started posting daily tips on how to get the most out of all the features packed into Direct Mail. Every week or so, we’ll roll up the recent tips and post them here to our blog, too.

Many of our customers have discovered new features they didn’t know about, while others have learned great time-saving tricks. Take a look and let us know what you think!

Schedule your email campaign to send itself at a later date

View your email campaign reports on the go with our iOS app

Save time with handy multi-touch gestures

Organize and archive your messages (and autoresponders) with easy-to-use folders

Turn your Facebook Page fans into email subscribers

Quick Tip: Checking For Broken Links

Here’s a quick tip that appeared in our May 2016 newsletter. Don’t want to miss the next one? Sign up for our newsletter here.

No one likes sending out an email campaign only to discover that the message contained a broken or incorrect link. Wouldn’t it be great if Direct Mail could alert you to these kinds of problems before you send? Luckily, Direct Mail includes just such a feature! Check out the “New Spam Test” option in the menu bar (or click the Spam Test icon in the toolbar). As part of the test, Direct Mail will take a look at each link in your message and let you know if there is a problem.

Choose Message > New Spam Test from the menu bar to check for broken links

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