April 27, 2007
Having a mailing list is one of the most important parts of being a successful musician. Maintaining a mailing list, however, can be a real nightmare, especially if your mailing list is full of old email addresses that no longer work (or never did). Each time you send out an email to an invalid address, you get an email back, a "bounce", containing some sort of cryptic error message. If you have a large mailing list, you can get a few hundred of these bounces back after a single mailing (that's a lot to have to delete from your inbox)! In the interest of reducing wear on your delete finger (and your sanity), we are now intercepting all bounce emails from your mailing lists. Each time we receive a bounce from someone on your mailing list, we flag that member as "bouncing". If you click on the "members" tab in your control panel, you'll see a notice if you have any bouncing members, giving you the option to either fix the email address or to just go ahead and delete the member. In other news, we've also freshened up the look of your blog feature based on your requests. Among other things, your blog should look better when used in a narrow layout area, and displays a more sensible number of posts for you active bloggers. It's also fully RSS-enabled, so if your readers are blog-savvy, they'll be notified whenever you post a new entry. Have a great weekend!
★ Posted by Eli on April 27, 2007 | 31 comments ★