[Systems] e-mail blast query

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 07:05:30 EDT 2016

Hi Chris,

historically I used the Google docs instance to send e-mails from
pr at sugarlabs.org, but it was decided to end support for that so I don't
have a suggestion, sorry.


On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 3:40 PM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com>

>  Hi Sean and systems folks,
> I've recovered the 2800-odd user e-mails from the old Pootle instance
> (the user table was not migrated) and I want to send out an e-mail
> blast inviting them to re-register and begin translating for SL again.
> Currently the list in in spreadsheet format, but I can obviously
> reconfigure as needed,  I've got fields like their previous user-name,
> firtstname, lastname, e-mail address that I would like to use to
> customize the messages.
> I do NOT want to just recreate the user accounts on Pootle, at this
> point, I'd prefer an affirmative action on their part to rejoin our
> L10n community.  I don't really want to drop them into the L10n
> mailman list and make them unsubscribe, that just seems obnoxious.
> I don't want to get labeled as a spammer, but I'd like to send as
> cjl at sugarlabs.org (if feasible).
> I'm looking for suggestions on tools/services to do the mail-merge and
> blast.  I see this as more-or-less a one-time effort to invite them to
> come home to our L10n community.
> TIA,
> cjl
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