1.0.0 - Major Feature Release (08.01.2015)

With the release 1.0 Mailster Professional is discontinued in the favor of new three new product editions (Mailster Essential, Mailster Business, Mailster Ultimate).

The Mailster free edition is continued and remains free.

Features

  • Compatibility with Joomla 3.2 and Joomla 3.3
  • Joomla groups can be used as recipient groups and for the rights management for sending/receiving (Joomla 2.5 and later)
  • Welcome/goodbye messages can also be send out when adding recipients in the backend
  • Aborted mail sending processes (due too many send errors) can be restarted or remaining recipients can be removed from send queue
  • Entering the user data (name and email) of the logged in user for the subscriber forms can be disabled or even enforced
  • New text variables: list email address and list administrator email address
  • Integrated subscriber interface for 3rd party / non-Joomla sites
  • Added support for Joomla's ACL/permissions to restrict component backend access, global configuration, list management and list creation
  • Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 are not supported anymore, Joomla 1.5 is still supported
  • Business Edition: Digest mode added (messages can be received as daily/weekly/monthly digests)
  • Ultimate Edition: Option to archive a digest daily to a Joomla article
  • Ultimate Edition: Option to move the emails to an offline archive after 30-365 days to clean up the live database on large/busy installations

Improvements

  • When user deletes entries a confirm dialog is shown first
  • Mail sending performance optimizations
  • Copy-to-sender-functionality does also work when sender is not among the recipients
  • User data source (Mailster or Joomla) is shown in the dialogs for adding users to groups and lists
  • The Email Forwarder plugin can be disabled by putting a file "no_mst_plg_exec.txt" or "no_mst_plg_exec" into the directory [joomla]/administrator/components/com_mailster
  • Essential Edition: The custom notifications contain the source address of the mailing list emails
  • Essential Edition: The custom notifications contain the text content of the blocked emails
  • Business Edition: The Community Builder bridge synchronization can be initialized to have a clean start
  • Business Edition: The Community Builder bridge also works with single dropdown and radio button fields
  • Business Edition: The Community Builder bridge synchronization with state changes works for "confirm" by user (by link in registration email)
  • Business Edition: The content title on the page can be changed better with the menu parameters

Fixes

  • Sender header is set correctly to the mailing list's email address
  • Avoid duplicate messages in CC-addressing mode
  • Fixing Database compatibility issues in Joomla 3.1 and later preventing subscribe/unsubscribe confirmation links to work
  • All send report entries are recorded in the database
  • Convert to plain text functionality is fixed
  • Mail view in front- and backend is fixed
  • Non-UTF-8 charsets are correctly parsed
  • Blocked emails do not show up in the frontend archives (threads view)
  • Message parts are not hidden through wrong attachment of a file named "mst_no_filename"
  • Pagination works in frontend in Joomla 3.3+
  • Mailing list duplication works in Joomla 3.2+
  • Fixed Javascript incompatibility with other 3rd party components in the backend
  • Fixed extension of Joomla's user profile through the profile plugin in Joomla 3.0 and later
  • Profile plugin works in Joomla 3.2+
  • Avoid fatal errors in plugins when component is removed
  • Secure log files from being accessed from the outside
  • Search plugin returns correct results
  • Search plugin does not return a false result when having no search matches
  • Search plugin does not include bounced/blocked mails
  • "Sender blocked" notifications do not cause mail loop of emails from and back to mailing list
  • Fixed rare occurrences of mail loops when a mail server filters out Mailster-specific headers
  • Bounces are recognized more reliable
  • Bounces content is stored more reliable
  • Catch exceptions caused by empty HTML messages to be converted to plain text
  • No blank lines are added in front of forwarded emails when no custom header is defined
  • Remote Javascript library is loaded with secure connection when SSL is enabled to avoid mixed content loading error
  • Log messages do not show as system messages in front- and backend
  • Text variables are also replaced in not well-formed HTML messages
  • Corrected issue making the German translation unavailable
  • Various other Language fixes

 

0.4.0 - Major Feature Release (18.08.2013)

Features

  • Pro edition: Front-end mail archive (threads and chronological view, search for mails/attachmens, site search integration)
  • Pro edition: Community Builder integration/bridge plugin
  • Compatibility with Joomla 3.0 and 3.1 (This version is still compatible to Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 as well)
  • Italian translation added

Improvements

  • Blocked/bounced mail view available in free edition as well
  • GUI enhancements (filter recipients lists)
  • Complete mail queue can be cleared
  • Performance optimizations
  • Languages now included: EN, DE, FR, DK, SI, JP and IT

Fixes

  • PDF files are not hidden due to wrong content disposition when send from Mac-ish email clients
  • TO/CC/BCC recipients are correctly recorded in the send reports
  • Fixed multiple PHP Notices occurrences
  • Profile plugin is not dependent on other Mailster plugins
  • Content plugin does not produce a PHP warning

0.3.8 - Feature Release (22.02.2013)

Features

  • New text variables: recipient name and email. Pre-condition: the send mode "one email per recipient" needs to be used
  • "Add to user group on subscribing" feature for subscriber plugin and module
  • Pro edition: Export users/recipients to CSV file
  • Danish (big thanks to Josef Slot), Slovenian (big thanks to Ervin Bizjak) and Japanese (big thanks to Norito H. Yoshida) translation added

Improvements

  • New "Open mailbox timeout" setting of 20 seconds which can be changed in Mailster's configuration
  • Active mailing lists are reactivated after updating the component
  • Email attachments are stored in a configurable folder (not limited to Joomla's tmp folder anymore)
  • Log files do not contain Joomla's deprecated messages
  • Languages now included: EN, DE, FR, DK, SI and JP

Fixes

  • Fixed rare occurrences of removed subjects and subject prefixes
  • Profile Plugin takes care of removing a user's email address from all mailing lists after the corresponding Joomla user was removed in the backend
  • Bounces containing non-empty Return-Pathes like <MAIL-DAEMON> are blocked
  • Emails resent contain original attachments
  • Notifications are also triggered for Double Opt-In subscribe/unsubscribe events
  • "500 Line length exceeded" errors are avoided
  • Support for mailbox user/login names longer than 45 characters in the GUI
  • GCalendar version compatibility warning corrected for Joomla 1.5
  • Greek (ISO-8859-7), Japanese (ISO-2022-JP) and Baltic (ISO-8859-13) charsets are correctly parsed

0.3.7 - Major Feature Release (20.05.2012)

Features

  • Option for welcome and goodbye messages on subscribe and unsubscribe
  • Pro edition: Double Opt-In mode for subscribing and unsubscribing available
  • Pro edition: Send reports to see when the email was forwarded to whom and whether (if so: which kind of) of errors occured
  • Pro edition: includes a new PHP file for an easier setup of the dedicated cronjob
  • Unsubscibing can be disabled for individual mailing lists

Improvements

  • Enhanced profile plugin to allow assignments to mailing lists from the "My profile" view in the back-end
  • Optimized image file sizes for faster page loads
  • Warnings are generated when log file or log database become too large
  • Background checks for minimum system requirements and more of other in-product help

Fixes

  • UTF-8 subjects are correctly decoded
  • Resolved issue with non-forwarded emails in the queue
  • Pro edition: Dedicated cronjob task "all" sends emails reliably
  • "Email not forwarded" notifications are not sent out for bounced emails
  • Subscribe/Unsubscribe module designs work
  • Subscribe/Unsubscribe plugin designs work in Joomla 1.6+   

0.3.6 - Bug Fix Release (19.02.2012)

Improvements

  • Compatibility with Joomla 2.5

Fixes

  • Attachments do not cause a fatal error under Joomla 2.5
  • Configuration options are also updated when Joomla's (progressive) caching is active
  • Wrong configured log folders do not cause an error during the installation
  • Profile Plugin takes care of updating email address in recipients list after a user changed it in front- or backend

 

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