[Systems] e-mail blast query

Bernie Innocenti bernie at sugarlabs.org
Fri Apr 29 10:37:56 EDT 2016

On 04/29/2016 07:05 AM, Sean DALY wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> historically I used the Google docs instance to send e-mails from
> pr at sugarlabs.org <mailto:pr at sugarlabs.org>, but it was decided to end
> support for that so I don't have a suggestion, sorry.

Oh christ, you still blame this on us?

pr at sugarlabs.org is and always has been forwarded to you at
sdaly.sugarlabs at gmail.com, which presumably you control. So what's the

> Sean
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 3:40 PM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
> <mailto:cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com>> wrote:
>      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 <mailto: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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Bernie Innocenti
Sugar Labs Infrastructure Team

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