- Install and activate SendWP.
- Visit the SendWP admin menu page.
- Click on the «Connect» button.
Q. Is the SendWP service free?
A. No. SendWP is a paid service.
Q. Does this plugin work without signing up for the SendWP service?
A. No. This plugin only serves to connect you to the SendWP service, so if you don’t use the service, the plugin doesn’t have anything to do.
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for getting my mail then ask card info. you should ask for email info with card info. this is one kind of spamming. if I see you need card info for using your service then I never give you my mail info
We installed and worked with SendWP before realizing we needed a different solution. I talked with Matt and he provided wonderful customer service. In a ecosystem of developers and plugin authors, SendWP stands out in a great way by offering respectful and helpful service. It's not enough to have a great plugin, but to also have great customer skills. I think that's how the cream rises to the top. Thank you Matt and SendWP! If a future project brings us the chance to work with SendWP again, we definitely will.
I've been a user for two weeks and I've been very happy with this service, which enables you to send bulk emails from your Wordpress.org site for a fixed monthly price. The service is trivial to set up and works as advertised, and it seems cheap for what you get.
I'll explain in detail how I connected to SendWP, because I think it illustrates an important use case. I support a family member's website (offering health research results and a small number of inexpensive documents for download). We had been running the outbound email (which among other things sends purchase receipts with download links) through an ISP account as a "smart host", which worked painlessly since there were only a couple of dozen download requests per day. But then...
The site owner got an interview with a major health-related website, with links back to her site. When the interview went public, her website traffic exploded and she started getting a thousand download requests an hour (I'm understating slightly). The ISP cut us off immediately for email (TOS issue: "No Bulk Email"). I tried shifting to two other bulk mail providers. I couldn't get the first one working as a mail relay (we already used them for mailing list management) and they couldn't provide technical support (apparently, they're too big to help us succeed)
I did get on with one of their junior competitors I had used before for another client (not Feedblitz, which SendWP uses very happily). But there we were generating over a thousand auto-generated emails an hour. And I (probably stupidly) decided to reissue receipts for the hundreds of people who had requested downloads in the down period after the first ISP cut us off. But I screwed up and ended up sending three copies to some of them (snagged by a bug in another unnamed wordpress plugin). Perhaps a dozen of those people were horrified and reported us as "spammers". And (I don't fault them entirely) what's a bulk emailer to do? We had no reputation with them, we started right in sending thousands of emails, and they got some spam complaints. So they cut us off (and blocked our login account so I couldn't even file a support request or complaint).
In desperation, I noticed one of my other plugins offering SendWP (which I had never heard of, because it's effectively brand new). For a flat monthly rate, SendWP sends out purchase receipts, contact forms and other site communications from a wordpress site through a bulk email service, Feedblitz. I liked the flat rate (if you go straight to bulk mail providers, there are complex terms about messages per hour, price per email etc. and configuration can be a bear). So I signed up, and got up and running immediately (admittedly, we were down at that point to just a few hundred emails an hour). And we have all lived happily ever after (or at least for two weeks)
To summarize that long story: SendWP takes the risk out of "being discovered". It's their reputation on the line amortized over a bunch of Wordpress sites. They're leveraging the "reputation collateral" your site has just from running Wordpress and using SendWP to send exclusively Wordpress-generated emails. And if your site explodes from 20 to 1000 emails an hour, it's lost in the ocean of all the other Wordpress emails they're handling. I haven't been with SendWP long enough to discover any "gotchas" - but it saved my bacon. I am still wondering how they'll deal with it when they are inevitably discovered by spammers.
YMMV of course. I'm interested in what other people think as this relatively new service really gets going. Kudos to the developers for dreaming it up and making it work as affordably as they have.
«SendWP» — проект с открытым исходным кодом. В развитие плагина внесли свой вклад следующие участники:Участники
- Updated the server URL for our newest back end server update.
- Resolved an error that was resulting in failure to forward reply to address.
- Resolved minor errors that were causing php notices to be displayed in the admin dashboard.
- Banner image should now load properly when wp_debug is enabled.
- Added support for reply to address.
- Removed update nag on menu item when service was disabled.