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Kunena 5.2 Beta 1 Released (24 Sep 2020)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public beta release of Kunena 5.2, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 5.2.0 B1 is stable and we are aware that people will discover defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 5.1 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.

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8 years 8 months ago - 8 years 8 months ago #1 by sunny33days
Hi, I live in the USA. I want to send my forum members a monthly update of feature changes and upcoming feature enhancements. My first question is, is this legal? Do they need to opt in first? I'm a little new to having a forum, but I like to send a monthly service update and updates with what's going on with the site?


Is a opt in and/or opt out required? Is there a service or Joomla extension you recommend to handle these type of user mass e-mails or should sending from my personal e-mail and hosting okay for sending mass user emails? I only have about 100 members so it's not a whole lot.
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8 years 8 months ago #2 by CheechDogg
Hello sunny33days,

It is always good to have an opt in and opt out for when you send out mass emails like this. Some hosts only allow you a certain amount of emails per hour and some email clients can flag your emails as spam.

Now I don't know the actual rules about this but in the past I have used MailChimp to send out mass emails to my website's members. It is a great extension and you can find it here. This also has some modules that lets your members subscribe to email newsletters and unsubscribe as well. So check it out.

extensions.joomla.org/extensions/content...letter-bridges/13602

Hope this helps you out sunny33days.

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8 years 8 months ago #3 by sunny33days
Thanks, do you know how it's different from acymailing or aweber by chance? I guess I need something that doesn't have to use my hosting servers to send the e-mails. I'm not sure if Acymailing does that or not.

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8 years 8 months ago #4 by CheechDogg
I honestly couldn't tell you sunny. I think MailChimp allows you a certain amount before it charges you, its free but I am not sure if they use their own server or not.

Take a look here: mailchimp.com/features/all/

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