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Your Mailing List ProviderOne of the best ways to interact and keep your website, blog, or customers coming back for more is through an email newsletter. If you have a loyal following, they are happy to hear from you. But, too often you have to pay for an email newsletter service because sending out an email to thousands of people from your regular email account will brand you as a spammer.

Your Mailing List Provider, or YMLP for short, is an email newsletter provider that offers a great, full-featured free account for sending email newsletters. There is nothing to install with YMLP. Just setup an account on their website and you are good to go.

With the free account you get:

  • up to 1,000 subscribers
  • the ability to send one newsletter per calendar day
  • the ability to send up to 1,000 emails per month
  • plain text or graphical (HTML) newsletters
  • mail merge
  • scheduling options
  • the ability to send attachments
  • embed images or have YMLP host the images
  • create contact lists
  • use their HTML WYSIWYG editor
  • import your contact list
  • track your readers

If you have already created your newsletter in another program and have access to the HTML code you can import it directly into the YMLP interface. Don’t know HTML? YMLP offers a WYSIWYG interface that works similar to any word processing program.

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Add one contact at a time or paste contacts into a form or upload your contacts from an existing file on your computer (Excel, plain text, or CSV formats).

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Once you have created your newsletter, it is always good to send yourself a test message to make sure it looks the way you want and all of the links work. YMLP offers a testing feature in the same window where you send your newsletter.

When you are ready to send your newsletter you can schedule it to send on a certain day and time or send it immediately. You can use the reporting option to find out how many people actually read your newsletter or click-through from your newsletter to your blog or website.

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If you decide not to use the YMLP service for a while, your account is switched to “sleep mode” and your data is safely archived. When you reactivate your account you will be able to access your data, your archives and your settings.

Not only does YMLP give you the ability to send an email newsletter they also give you HTML coding that you can add to your site that will allow your visitors to subscribe to your newsletter.

I have used Your Mailing List Provider (YMLP) for many years and have always been happy with their service.   Do you use them?   Or do you use another free email newsletter service?   If so, which one and why do you like it?

  1. brian
    September 4, 2009 at 1:38 am

    YMLP simply gave my account to a hacker who called them and claimed to be the account holder. They have ZERO security. If you don't care about your credit card information or contacts, then by all means go ahead and use YMLP.

    Also, when I contacted customer service about my situation, they ignored me. I have 3 years worth of credit card statements that show I am the one and only account holder, but they could care less. BUYER BEWARE!

    • YMLP.com - Patrick Van Acker
      September 18, 2009 at 8:20 am

      The anonymous comment from "Brian" is a false accusation from a disgruntled former member (name and address on file) of a band using YMLP for their e-mailing list, who managed their YMLP account on behalf of the band.

      Contrary to what he claims, we did not give out the account password to someone simply claiming to be the account owner - we obviously never do. We did not intervene in this situation at all, and believe we did the right thing.

      Apparently former member "Brian" refused to hand over the account credentials of the YMLP mailing account used for the band, but the other members of the band were able to retrieve the password using YMLP's Retrieve Password feature (that sends the password to the contact email we have on file) because the contact email on file was still a mailbox on the domainname of the band.

      After they had changed the contact email address to a Gmail address that is currently listed as the email address for the band on their homepage and updated the billing info, "Brian" contacted us claiming his account had been hacked into and that he therefore required a new password. When we didn't give him what he asked for, he threatened to "share the information regarding our lax security"...

  2. Garden Supplies
    June 8, 2009 at 3:33 am

    For cost alone, YMLP is a clear favourite of ours.

    We have an in-house team that can design our e-mail newsletter, but not the systems to send them out to our subscriber base with great success, and that's where YMLP comes in.

  3. poundsmack
    November 20, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I have been using this for a few years now with ChrisComputing.com and a few other of my sites. its been absolutly great. downside of teh free one though is you can only send 1 news letter per month.

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