Hello dear Fediverse! Is there an alteranative mailing software like Mailchimp around, you would recommend?
@yova Thank you!
@yova are you using it? I do not find a way to sign up, only to sign in. would be at last interested in their templates and UX.
no, I haven't checked it out myself. AFAIR it was recommended in this talk: https://media.ccc.de/v/36c3-11008-server_infrastructure_for_global_rebellion
Probably you need to deploy it.
@yova @Manuela yes you need to deploy mailtrain, then configure it with a service to actually send transactional emails (I've used it with mailgun...). You could send from the server locally too but then have to manage reputation and stuff like that. It's hard to escape the email providers :/
But I do like the list and template stuff in mailtrain, if a little less than polished at times.
Maybe your friendly neighborhood hosting coop can set up an instance for you?
@nicksellen @yova @Manuela Mailtrain is on the list of new services for Ecobytes/Allmende, see https://next.allmende.io/posts/3/a-email-campaigning-software
Feel free to leave a comment and/or upvote there to show and increase our shared interest in it.
@Manuela Close sourced, or SAAS versions like Vertical Contact are good, but not sure if you are looking for an alternative that is self hosted or open?
@Manuela Here in the US I've used Action Network, which is politically oriented.
For the most part, though, I've just ended up opting for using simply SYMPA mailing lists.
@x2ero Thanks! That looks like a powerful service. I just can't see that they are a cooperative or open source project, or are they?
No, it's commercial.
@Manuela gnu mailman
@Manuela Was looking for alternatives for Mailchimp too and I want to get rid of Google reCaptcha. Found this: https://switching.software/ethical-alternatives-to-google-recaptcha/ And this: https://ethical.net/resources/?resource-category=newsletters
And via @yannick this:
more possibilities https://github.com/awesome-selfhosted/awesome-selfhosted#mailing-lists-and-newsletters
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