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WARNING: This bulk email software is not suitable for spam (unsolicited commercial email). It does NOT use multi-threading, and DOES NOT have it's own built in SMTP server. Your 1,000,000 addresses spam mail-out will take a long time.

WARNING: If you bought lists of email addresses, you were cheated. They are bogus. They were computer generated, or harvested without permission from websites and discussion groups.

WARNING: If you bulk email email people who didn't give you permission, you will end up losing your web host account and internet connection. Your business name will stink. The person who sold the addresses to you lied to you. Demand a refund, or get your credit-card company to instigate a charge-back.

Only email people who expressly give you permission to do so (i.e. who opt-in to your mailing list).


Introducing TigerTom's Bulk Email Software; a mass email client. You can personalise each email with your subscriber's name, and speak to them directly. It imports from text or CSV databases. It's for PC's running Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP.

Bulk email software download page.

Pro:

  • Simple to use;
  • Personalise each email;
  • Stable (doesn't crash);
  • Free.

Con:

  • Each email sent carries a small two-line advert for TigerTom.Com at the very bottom;
  • Slow: Emails are sent one at a time*.

*i.e. about the same speed of any other program that doesn't have a built-in SMTP server. BUT, This means your bulk emails are more likely to be accepted by the recipient's ISP, as they won't show as being sent by unusual means. You send them via your email account, same as any other mail-out.

TigerTom's Bulk Email Software screenshot




TIPS:

1. Break up your mailing list into chunks of 300 or so. That way, if your mail-out breaks down half-way, you won't have to scroll through 5000 addresses to find out where to start again.

2. If you have a break-down, the program allows you to highlight and delete the emails already sent.

3 . Make sure your ISP supports bulk email. My cable modem account (NTLWorld.com) threw up an error message after 20 emails were sent, and for each email thereafter, in that send.

I had a dial-up Virgin.net account, and an external 56k modem, and that worked fine.

If the program seems to be throwing up error messages, try another email account.

Error message codes:


This list is arranged in numerical order. Scroll down to find yours.

See Microsoft's WinSock Error Codes for more extensive documentation.

10004

WSAEINTR -- Interrupted function call.

10013

WSAEACCES -- Permission denied.

10014

WSAEFAULT -- Bad address.

10022

WSAEINVAL -- Invalid argument.

10024

WSAEMFILE -- Too many open files. Actually, it's too many open sockets.

10035

WSAEWOULDBLOCK -- Resource temporarily unavailable.

10036

WSAEINPROGRESS -- Operation now in progress. A blocking operation is in progress.

10037

WSAEALREADY -- Operation already in progress.

10038

WSAENOTSOCK -- Socket operation on non-socket.

10039

WSAEDESTADDRREQ -- Destination address required.

10040

WSAEMSGSIZE -- Message too long.

10041

WSAEPROTOTYPE -- Protocol wrong type for socket.

10042

WSAENOPROTOOPT -- Bad protocol option.

10043

WSAEPROTONOSUPPORT -- Protocol not supported.

10044

WSAESOCKTNOSUPPORT -- Socket type not supported.

10045

WSAEOPNOTSUPP -- Operation not supported.

10046

WSAEPFNOSUPPORT -- Protocol family not supported.

10047

WSAEAFNOSUPPORT -- Address family not supported by protocol family.

10048

WSAEADDRINUSE -- Address is already in use. If you attempt to set up a server on a port that is already is in use, you will get this error.

10049

WSAEADDRNOTAVAIL -- Cannot assign requested address.

10050

WSAENETDOWN -- Network is down.

10051

WSAENETUNREACH -- Network is unreachable.

10052

WSAENETRESET -- Network dropped connection on reset.

10053

WSAECONNABORTED -- Software caused the connection to abort. A connection that has been made was aborted, usually due to connection or protocol error.

10054

WSAECONNRESET -- Connection reset by peer. This occurs when an established connection is shut down for some reason by the remote computer.

10055

WSAENOBUFS -- No buffer space available.

10056

WSAEISCONN -- Socket is already connected.

10057

WSAENOTCONN -- Socket is not connected.

10058

WSAESHUTDOWN -- Cannot send after socket shutdown.

10060

WSAETIMEDOUT -- Connection timed out.

10061

WSAECONNREFUSED -- Connection refused. You will usually see this error when a server refuses a connection from a client, because the server is not listening on that port.

10064

WSAEHOSTDOWN -- Host is down.

10065

WSAEHOSTUNREACH -- No route to host.

10067

WSAEPROCLIM -- Too many processes.

10091

WSASYSNOTREADY -- Network subsystem is unavailable.

10092

WSAVERNOTSUPPORTED -- Unsupported version of WINSOCK.DLL.

10093

WSANOTINITIALISED -- Successful WSAStartup not yet performed. TCP networking has not been initialized on your computer.

10094

WSAEDISCON -- Graceful shutdown in progress.

11001

WSAHOST_NOT_FOUND -- Host not found. (DNS error.)

11002

WSATRY_AGAIN -- Non-authoritative host not found. Temporary DNS error.

11003

WSANO_RECOVERY -- Non-recoverable error. (DNS error.)

11004

WSANO_DATA -- Valid name, no data record of requested type. (DNS error).

 

 


TigerTom's Bulk Email Software v. 1.0 QUICK START.


---------- IMPORTING DATABASES ------------


The program expects to import delimited flat-file .txt or .csv databases, in the format:

FIRST NAME delimiter LAST NAME delimiter EMAIL ADDRESS

A delimiter is a character (or characters) that separates database fields. In this example the delimiter is a ‘pipe’ (the character | , bottom left of your keyboard):

Tom|O’Donnell|tom@tigrtom.com
Jerry|Springer|jerry.springer@telvision.com
George|Bush|GeorgeBush@whitehous.gov

The data in a .csv (Comma Separated Values) file looks like this:

Tom,,O’Donnell,,tom@tigrtom.com
Jerry,,Springer,,jerry.springer@telvision.com
George,,Bush,,GeorgeBush@whithouse.gov

TIP:

Microsoft Excel can make CSV files.

TIP:

My own mailing list database is in the format: NAME|EMAIL ADDRESS, so I use a text editor’s search and replace function to insert a blank field so that my bulk email software program can import my database e.g.

NAME| |EMAIL ADDRESS

TIP:

If your database contains email addresses only, insert two blank fields e.g.

| |EMAIL ADDRESS


The bulk email software allows you to select which of the three fields in the database contains the email address, first name and second name, after you import it.


------------ WRITING YOUR EMAIL ------------


The Macros heading in the program allows you to personalise your mail-out by inserting the subscriber’s FIRST NAME, LAST NAME and EMAIL address wherever you want in the text of each email e.g.

“Dear %FNAME%,

Your surname is %LNAME%, and I am sending you this to
your email address %EMAIL%, I hope that's OK?”

You can type these into the email yourself by hand also.


Bulk email software download page.

 

 

 




 







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