DirectMail is a shareware mailing-list and bulk email program for Mac OS X 10.3 and later, featuring a simple and clean user interface and a low price point. DirectMail supports the creation of plain text, rich text, HTML and combined HTML/plain text multipart/alternative emails; includes mail merge, address importing, multilingual capabilities; and is capable of direct connections to recipients' email servers.
Version 2.2.5 makes the following changes:
[1.7.8] "This is one of the best values in shareware. A simple, easy-to-use interface makes Direct Mail a snap to use with no learning curve. The versatile import command accepts mailing lists in CSV format, which is very convenient. All I wanted to do was send occasional bulk emails with heavy HTML, CSS and embedded image content, and Direct Mail was the perfect solution for me."
—Russell Shaddox, September 8, 2006
[1.7.8] "An excellent direct mail program for Mac OS X, offering intuitive ease of use. Still showing growing pains when trying to create more subtle mail messages. Importing Word for Mac files and images into Messages results in loss of formatting. Notwithstanding Direct Mail itself incorporates many formatting tools, I have experienced many times the email messages look totally different upon arrival in the target's mailbox. Support or service extremely slow or lacks completely, which is totally unacceptable and will stain this otherwise excellent value for money product. Invitation to Mr. Jonathan and friends: do surprise me, but hurry up!"
—Herman Thuy, September 9, 2006
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