Saturday, June 30, 2007

New Feature: Tracking when a Group Member was last modified

Tonight we have added a new feature that saves the date/time a Group Member was last modified. A Group Member's record can be modified in one of three ways:

  1. You, the account administrator, edits the Group Member within the JangoMail interface.
  2. The Group Member modified his own profile via the Group Member self-modification form that you can link to from within your e-mail campaigns.
  3. Via the API
When you display the Group Member's information, the "Last Modified" timestamp will show. Additionally, if you export Group data, a new column of data, "LastModified", will appear in the exported CSV file.

Lastly, all API methods that retrieve Group member data will also pull the "LastModified" timestamp. These methods include:

  • Groups_GetMember_ByAddress_DataSet
    Retrieves a Group member by the member's e-mail address. Returns a .NET DataSet.
  • Groups_GetMember_ByAddress_XML
    Retrieves a Group member by the member's e-mail address. Returns an XML document.
  • Groups_GetMember_ByID_DataSet
    Retrieves a Group member by the member's numeric ID. Returns a .NET DataSet.
  • Groups_GetMember_ByID_XML
    Retrieves a Group member by the member's numeric ID. Returns an XML document.
  • Groups_GetMembers_DataSet
    Retrieves members of a group Returns a .NET DataSet.
  • Groups_GetMembers_String
    Retrieves members of a group Returns a string
  • Groups_GetMembers_XML
    Retrieves members of a group Returns a string
  • Deleting files from remote image server

    We fixed an issue today involving the deletion of files from the Image Manager. Previously, if you deleted an image from your account's Image Manager, the file would be removed from our local server but would not be removed from our remote image server, Therefore, even if you deleted a file, it still would have been accessible if previously included in an e-mail campaign.

    Now, when an image file is deleted, it is deleted from both places, our local server, and our remote image server,

    Friday, June 29, 2007

    Group Signup Forms for Web Sites -- No Longer Processing on Inactive Accounts

    Up until now, the Group Signup Form for customers' web sites worked even if a JangoMail account was inactive. We have now modified so this mechanism so that subscriber signups from web site forms will no longer be added to a JangoMail Group if the corresponding JangoMail account is inactive.

    Wednesday, June 27, 2007

    API/Web Service Enhancement

    We have deployed a new version of our web service tonight ( that provides for better logging of successes and failures of method calls to our internal support staff. This new detailed logging mechanism will allow us to more easily and more efficiently determine the causes of issues that customers may experience with method calls, such as when programmatic exceptions are thrown due to invalid input parameters.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2007

    We're hiring!

    JangoMail is looking for a Senior Email Deliverability Analyst to join our deliverability team. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of email deliverability issues, the SMTP protocol, excellent communication skills, and 2-5 years of experience working in the field of email deliverability.

    Do you or someone you know fit the bill? This is a position where you can work virtually from anywhere in the world, such as a home office. For a more detailed job description, please see this LinkedIn job posting:

    Monday, June 25, 2007

    New Feature in Beta: High Speed Imports of Recipient Lists via FTP

    We are beta-testing a new high speed recipient list import mechanism with several customers. This feature allows you to FTP a flat text file containing recipient data to JangoMail. JangoMail then performs a high-speed import of your recipient data into a JangoMail Group-like structure, allowing you to send to your file as you would a JangoMail Group. The difference is you can import hundreds of thousands of records this way in mere seconds!

    However, the limitation with this method of importing data is that you cannot take advantage of regular Group features, such as:
    • Autoresponders
    • Giving a link to allow a subscriber to modify his Group profile
    • Giving a link to allow a subscriber to delete his Group profile
    • Segmenting data based on field criteria
    • Segmenting data based on recipient behavior
    • Merging report data with field data from the recipient file
    This "quick and dirty" method of importing data is meant for those users where import time is of the essence, and the other advanced JangoMail Group features aren't necessary.

    Friday, June 15, 2007

    New API Methods to Retrieve Group Members

    We have added 3 new API methods:


    These methods can be called to export a Group's data in any of the three formats: XML, .Net DataSet, or String.

    For a complete listing of methods, see

    Thursday, June 14, 2007

    Upgraded HTML Editor and Windows Vista Issues Fixed

    Tonight we upgraded the Enhanced HTML Editor to version 6 of Ephox's EditLive editor, and this upgrade will fix all Windows Vista compatibility issues that existed before. Several Windows Vista users had reported that the Enhanced HTML Editor would not load -- this problem is now corrected.

    Additionally, some Windows Vista users had reported not being able to access the JangoMail web site at all -- this issue was corrected about a month ago. This issue was due to the fact that Windows Vista implements TCP/IP completely differently than past versions of Windows, and the new implementation was incompatible with our core firewall. This has now been corrected.

    Wednesday, June 13, 2007

    New Feature: Preview just the Plain Text version

    Tonight, we've added a new feature that allows you to send just the Plain Text version of your e-mail message to yourself, in addition to the full version containing both HTML and Plain Text (where most e-mail clients will then display the HTML version).

    When you click the Preview/Save button in the Send E-mail section, if your e-mail campaign has both HTML and Plain Text message parts, you will see a checkbox in the popup window underneath the e-mail address box. Check the box if you wish for an additional Plain Text version of your e-mail message to be sent to you.

    Monday, June 11, 2007

    Press Coverage of JangoMail

    We have a new section on our web site, entitled "In the News..." that lists recent press coverage received by JangoMail.

    Tuesday, June 05, 2007

    New Foreign Language Features

    Several enhancements have been made to even further support foreign languages:

    1. Foreign characters are now supported in the From Display Name. Previously they were not supported.

    2. Foreign characters will now display properly in the "General Job Statistics" report in the "Reporting" section. Previously foreign characters would display has question marks.