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MaxBulk Mailer Pro 8.6.1 (May 17, 2017)
'About app' window last line has a hidden contextual menu with info, registration, unregistration and setting reset options. The priority and return receipt setting buttons have been updated to match new design. The subject field now records the last 30 used subjects and supports auto-completion. It is now possible to only get click-through tracking or only opening tracking. Fix: Issue with priority on given occasions. Fix: Sometimes the 'LM Opening' tag is visible at the message bottom. Fix: Slow loading of connection logs.

MaxBulk Mailer now supports Hi-DPI/Retina screen mode. All toolbar and control buttons have been replaced by Hi-DPI/Retina grey icons. Fix: Runtime error when launching the application and selecting the 'Settings' panel on MS Windows. Fix: Styled text to HTML converter not working properly on MS Windows. Fix: Crash when using the 'File > Print' and 'File > Page Setup' menus on macOS 10.12 (Sierra). Fix: The delivery no longer gets slow on large lists. Fix: No subject in statistics when sending to remote list. Fix: Optional tags containing an email address are now properly processed in Cc and Bcc fields. Fix: Optional tags containing an email address or a URL are now properly processed when not used in the message body nor signature. Fix: Freeze when removing duplicates on big lists. Fix: MLM error 102 when using https server and SSL2. Now both SSL2 and SSL3 are supported. Fix: Documents not recognizing MaxBulk Mailer as the appropriate viewer/editor. Fix: Calendars not showing previous year last month when going backward. Fix: Lag and crash when loading recent documents from remote servers on macOS. Fix: Bullet list, numbered list and definition not properly rendered.

The delivery report now includes the full lists of lists when 'Remote List' or 'Several Lists' options are selected. The Find Recipient window now remember the target list selection. Loading remote list no longer takes large amount of time. Loading the multiple list panel is now faster. Importing contacts from the macOS Address book is now faster. The delivery report is now always sent in unicode utf-8 rather than selected encoding.

It is now possible to select activated/checked and deactivated/unchecked recipients. The recipient index column in recipient list is now automatically resized to display the index without cropping text. New FileMaker example for v12 and higher showing how to add contacts to MaxBulk Mailer from a FM script. The list contextual menu now displays a submenu for recipient selection. Fix: HTML messages empty when using the MLM unsubscribe tag. Fix: HTML messages empty when using multiple lists. Fix: Open and Open Recent menus failing on Windows 10. Fix: Styled Text to HTML converter adding extra line breaks in given occasions. Fix: Styled Text to HTML converter placing nested tags in given occasions. Fix: MLM new directory window no longer accepts characters that may cause problems on given OS. Fix: New and list renew windows no longer accept characters that may cause problems on given OS. Fix: Settings import now handle file names with reserved characters on given OS. Fix: URLs in opt fields are now active links when selecting Styled Text or HTML. Fix: Email addresses in opt fields are now active mailto addresses when selecting Styled Text or HTML.

The list of browsers in the Preview ‘Eye’ icon menu has been updated. Fix: Color sometimes not properly applied when centering the text. Fix: The [List name] tag not properly processed when using remote lists. Fix: \r found in tags are now replaced by when HTNL code is detected.

The List menu now includes the 'Numbered List' style in addition to 'Bullet list' and 'Definition'. Styled Text converter now uses HTML5/CSS3 code rather than HTML v1 code except for bold, italic and underline. The styled text size button now always displays the size and offers common choices like any other text editor. The styled text font button now always displays the font name and shows safe fonts by default with the possibility to display them all. Most MLM pages and functions are now available from the Preferences (Home, Login, Help, Info, Diagnostic,…). Default font is now 'Helvetica' instead of 'System'. 'Helvetica' is a safer cross platform and web browser font. Quotes and dashes are no longer replaced by the operating system even if activated in the system preferences (Mac Only). Fix: HTML Preview is reloaded on MS Windows when the document is resized. Fix: When selecting 'Multiple Lists' the recipient count now always displays the right number of recipients. Fix: It is no longer possible to deselect a list from the multiple list panel while it is already loading. Fix: Bullet list and Definition styles now work again (feature broken in previous version).

Educated quotes now supported in conditional statements. AppNap and System Idle Sleep mode are now automatically deactivated during deliveries (Mac Only). AppNap and System Idle Sleep mode are now automatically deactivated when loading/importing/exporting/processing lists. (Mac Only). Delivery is now faster thanks to a new synchronized driven delivery system. Permissions have been changed to allow compatibility with 'Munki'. The Windows installer is now signed with a sha-256 certificate for Windows 10 compatibility. Fix: Old v3 files not loading the message contents. Fix: Extra empty menus have been removed from the main menu bar.

The Mac OS version now uses the built-in spell-checker and the system services for text fields. Possibility to add smileys to both the message subject and contents (UTF-8 messages only). Random words can now be added to the message body and subject either directly or using the Random Words editor. Better handling of SMTP errors 450 and 403 to avoid delivery interruptions on authenticated sessions. Better handling of SMTP errors 534 sent by Gmail server. Better handling of server custom SMTP errors. A new 'Help > What's new' menu let's the user read the version history from newer to older. The Import/Export settings functions now display a progress window and work even if no document has been created/opened yet. MLM: The error reporting system has been modified to silent needless warnings including strict calls warnings. MLM: It is now possible to set the time zone in the lm.prefs file. MLM: Several warnings and notifications have been removed. Switch from mysql to mysqli library. The application no longer depends on any Carbon libraries on Mac OS X, Cocoa only. Old obsolete BinHex, AppleSingle and AppleDouble encodings have been removed. Fix: Issue when sending attachments causing the software to slow down (introduced in 8.5). Fix: Issue on MS Windows causing the message field to scroll up and down when editing large amounts of text. Fix: Issue on MS Windows causing the message field to scroll up and down when activating/deactivating the window. Fix: Crash on MS Windows when dropping an HTML file to the message field. Fix: Problem on MS Windows when sending inline attachment (introduced in 8.5). Fix: Problem on MS Windows with text alignment and styled text format (introduced in 8.5). Fix: Applescript now works on all new Mac OS X versions. Fix: MaxBulk Mailer no longer crashes when dropping contacts from Mac OS X Address Book. Fix: Tag with alternative text not processed in given occasions. Mostly due to the tag position. Fix: Possible slowdown when using large text due to undo system. Fix: Compatibility problem with Amazon SES server when sending attachments on given occasions.

The display of attachment sending progress in the status bar is now clearer. New SMTP error handlers added. Fix: From and To header comment part quoted when special characters are detected. Fix: Problem when sending attachments from MS Windows machines. Fix: Import window preset controls to small for given languages.

New error handlers added. MLM Russian localization. Fix: Yosemite (10.10) small fixes.

Enhanced charset/encoding matching checking including when previewing. Enhanced charset/encoding matching checking for 'Web Page' format. Fix: HELO/EHLO command sent twice when using a SSL connexion. Fix: User-Agent header added to all http get requests. Fix: 'alt' tag added to all 'img src' tags, tracking, attachments,… Fix: It is now possible to sort recipients Opt1 to Opt20 fields by date whatever the delimiter is. Fix: The sorting of recipients by Opt1 to Opt20 now works for all data types. MLM: Script redirect URL is now http or https as expected. MLM: Security fix. MLM: Several errors causing warnings in lm_functions.php and lm_admin.php. MLM: Safer 'Sendmessage' function. MLM: More accurate email checking function. MLM: Some enhancements to the web interface.

List import from a plain text file now supports the UTF-16LE, UTF-16BE, UTF-32, UTF-32LE and UTF-32BE encodings. New error handlers added. Crashguard delivery restoring is now much faster and gives visual feedback. When in burst mode, server index is no longer rewetted between connections. That allows server rotation. MLM: Some mySQL commands have been updated. MLM: Some queries has been changed in order to return less results. Fix: Loading saved documents now preserve double-byte characters (was a random issue with Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

New SMTP error handlers added. Document and given contents encodings mismatch are now detected. Fix: Bad password problems when sending after loading a file. Fix: Problem when using LOGIN authentication and server doesn't explicitly specify what data has to be sent. Fix: Default encoding now set to UTF-8 when system language is not known.

Documents using the styled text format are now cross-platform. The blacklist now accepts asterisk wildcards like peter@*.*, *.com, @hotmail.* … The application now comes with the App Nap feature disabled on Mac OS 10.9 (Maverick). Italian tag 'Disattiva Abbonamento' replaced with 'Disattiva Abbonamento'. Faster file list updating and processing thanks to new file displaying cache. Fix: Problem when using LOGIN authentication and server doesn't explicitly specify what data has to be sent. Fix: The preview with MLM and no recipients or no list no longer generates wrong URLs. Fix: Document saving and loading security fix. Fix: Problem when importing lists from settings file previously exported using the software. Fix: MLM security problem. Fix: Maverick (10.9) small fixes.

Fix: Reconnection problem when using SSL/TLS on Gmail and Amazon SES. Fix: Export 'delivery date' field problem on given occasions. Fix: posgreSQL plugin reverted to previous version. MLM: The sending of the unsubscribe email can be deactivated.

The email address validation function has been enhanced to accept international addresses. Sender address reseted from 'Error-To' address to 'From' address in case of server error (Sender rejected). Fix: Quotes no longer added when using full name and UTF-8, and no comma in the name. Fix: Drag and Drops from the Mac OS X Address Book works again (broken in a previous version). Fix: Several headers are now title-cased.

It is now possible to open the template folder from the template menu. It is now possible to remove addresses from the blacklist from the 'Recipient' menu. It is now possible to select the recipients that have opened (or not) a given message (MLM + PRO). It is now possible to identify the recipients that have opened a given message (MLM + PRO). The recipient import window now includes a 'Check for duplicates' option. It is now possible to ungroup the statistics in the statistics window. The 'Subscribe' and 'Unsubscribe' menus are now real MLM subscribe and unsubscribe (if activated in MLM) MLM is now 3.0.9 - New 'getparam', 'get version' and 'diagnose' commands. MLM get clicks new '&from=YYYY-MM-DD', '&to=YYYY-MM-DD', '&fields=field1[;field2;…]', '&action=open|click' and '&dup=no' parameters. Fix: The Quick Selector now accepts empty strings. Fix: Saved templates now include the '.mbm' extension. Fix: Some corrections on the Italian localization. Fix: The MLM Install 'New Folder' window displaying a wrong title. Fix: The 'New Folder' window buttons wrongly formatted on given occasions. Fix: MaxBulk Mailer set the subscription status on MLM lists as well. Fix: Unsubscribe and subscribe menus now work as expected with remote lists. Fix: X-Bounce-Tracking-Info header no longer added if MLM is not active.

Fix: 533 error handler has been modified to attempt a delivery on authentication failure. Fix: It is now possible to drop files or text to the blacklist containing entries like '@domain.tld' or 'name@'. Fix: Some buttons not properly sized depending on language, especially in the MLM installer. Fix: The AppleScript AddAttachment now uses full shell unix paths rather than Mac paths. Fix: Return receipt warning no longer displayed when activated from Applescript. Fix: Several Mountain Lion fixes.

Fix: Unsubscribe from local list now works even if the email address to unsubscribe is not on the right place. Fix: The Quick selector no longer fails displaying field names. Fix: The Quick selector no longer perform the opposite action when the condition is not verified. Fix: The Export window now shows the field list again, broken in 8.3.9 Fix: Opening a document with Singly unchecked and unfound attachments no longer freeze the application. Fix: Checking several MLM lists no longer fail. List is now disabled during the download of each list.

The Preference default Account list is now sorted alphabetically. Fix: Several fixes and enhancements to Import and Export preset handling. Fix: Clipboard is now restored to previous contents after previewing a 'Styled' Text' message. Fix: Several interface fixes in the preferences panel. Fix: The Total_Recipients tag is now processed properly in preview mode.

Editing, Deleting and Adding recipients to a remote list now actually mirror the action to MLM list on the server. MLM functions progress better displayed in the status bar and status icon. Reply-To and Error-To addresses are now visible in the Delivery Report. The MLM script now includes code to detect the uploaded list format, columns and separator. MLM click-thru status is now visible in the Delivery Report. Forwards during the MLM connection between http and https are now supported. All HTTP sockets used by MaxBulk Mailer now supports SSL and forward to/from SSL. The MLM installer now try to set the permissions to 755 and 705 in addition to 777 and 775. The Upload to MLM 'Overwrite' choice changed to 'Replace'. The 'Upload to MLM' window is no longer displayed after altering a remote list and clicking on the 'Save' button. The default 'Upload to MLM' action is now 'Replace' instead of 'Append'. PowerPC support has been dropped. The application is now Intel Only. As result the application size has been reduced by half. MLM list upload has been optimized and it is now significantly faster. Fix: TitleCase function for importing recipients now only capitalized composed names (O'Brien, McDonald, MacDonald, Jean-Luc…) Fix: Remote lists recipient count column not displayed properly in given occasions. Fix: Preview of plain text with default font and size is now displayed properly (was too small). Fix: Special characters are now encoded everywhere in the app before calling MLM functions. Fix: '&' properly displayed for remote lists in the 'Upload to MLM' window. Fix: The MLM web interface now handles special characters in list names, email addresses, etc… properly. Fix: Several fixes and modifications have been applied to MLM including unsubscribe from all lists at once. Fix: Several preset handling fixes. Fix: A new window is now opened when double-clicking on the application Finder icon or clicking on the Dock icon (Mac Only).

'Mark As Sent' and 'Mark As Unsent' added to the QuickSelector and the Advanced QuickSelector. The Advanced QuickSelector settings are now persistent during the whole session. All the Import and Export window settings are now persistent during the whole session. It is now possible to set the recipient list font and size. Deactivating the 'Singly' option now displays a confirmation dialog with information and help. The Export window now has a 'Clear' button to reset the field selection. IT is now possible to delete connection logs from inside the application. Default font is now the system font rather than a proportional font. Fix: It is now again possible to drop html or txt files to the message field (broken in previous version). Fix: The Import window now shows all labels resized properly depending on the language used.

'Go' button added to the MLM URL in order to display the login page in user's browser. Fix: MLM has been modified in order to support bounce handling thru the use of eMail Bounce Handler. Fix: Remote mySQL queries with line breaks are now saved and restored as presets successfully. Fix: Italian localization fixes. Fix: MLM now fully uses mySQL for subscription requests when mySQL has been selected for the data storage. Fix: MLM no longer sends an error message when deleting subscription requests.


 
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