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    📦 bulk-mail-cli

    Do quick, hassle-free email marketing with this small but very powerful tool! 🔥

    It sends automated, dynamic and beautifully designed HTML emails to your mailing list via your terminal! 😎

    Ever felt a quick need to shoot a fabulous mail to your subscribers? Without any inconvenience of creating complex campaigns with MailChimp and MailGun? Just open your terminal, input the CSV and HTML file with dynamic text, and just shoot the mails with bulk-mail-cli!

    Features

    💃    Active on Slack. Join the bulk-mail-cli Slack group for suggestions, bugs reports, support, and core development.

    📦    Shoot mails using CSV.

    📝    Mail dynamic HTML Templates using the {{fname|lname}} syntax.

    ⏰    Set the sending interval time in Cron Expressions! Eg. */10 * * * * *

    📌    Unlimited attachments! Attach any files on your local computer or you may just provide a direct URL in configuration and bulk-mail-cli will download and send the attachment under dynamic filenames and pathnames.

    ⛅️    Runs on cloud! Can be run on AWS EC2 servers and on any Node.js droplet on DigitalOcean.

    🔰    It saves your campaign progress! You can pause and resume the Mail Campaign from where you left the last time.

    ✨    Use .env variables to not hardcode the emails and passwords in configuration files.

    👨‍🏫    Contentful demo files provided! You get many beautiful email templates to pick from!

    𝔀    WordPress and other CMS' friendly. Just export the list of your users, change the email containing column name to email and you are good to go!

    🧪    Tested on MacOS and Linux.



    💃 Documentation

    Install bulk-mail-cli

    Assuming that you have node and npm installed... Run the following in your terminal.

    npm i -g bulk-mail-cli

    Get help

    Just run bulkmail support in your terminal to see what commands and flags you can use to do awesome things.


    Generate demo Mail Templates and configuration files

    To generate demo files, use the following command.

    bulkmail demo

    Configuration file

    {
      "credentials": {
        "email": "{{EMAIL}}",
        "password": "{{PASSWORD}}", // turn on less-secure-apps to send emails: https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps?pli=1
        "host": "smtp.gmail.com", // depends on what service you are using
        "port": 465, // 465 / 587
        "secureConnection": true // boolean: true | false
      },
      "mail": {
        "subject": "Heya {{fname}} {{lname}}! Just wanted to say hi!",
        "from": "Chandler Bing <chandlerbing@friends.com>", // keep the format
        "to": "leads.csv", // path to csv (relative to where this file is)
        "theme": "themes/Newsletter/theme.html", // path to csv (relative to where this file is)
        "attachments": [
          // relative path to the attachment files. Keep this array `empty` if no attachments.
          // SEE THE EXAMPLES BELOW.
          {
            "filename": "{{fname}}'s Demo CSV.csv", // You may use string patterns in fileName
            "path": "leads.csv" // You may use string patterns in path too!
          },
          {
            "filename": "{{fname}} {{lname}}'s Resume.pdf",
            "path": "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/KumarAbhirup/resume/master/Kumar%20Abhirup%20CV.pdf"
          }
        ]
      },
      "configuration": {
        "mailInterval": "*/10 * * * * *", // Cron Expression: To mail every 10 seconds [ >= 10 seconds recommended ]
        "verbose": true // boolean: True if you want a log of the live process in the terminal.
      }
    }
    

    Send the Mail 🔰🔰🔰

    EMAIL="chandlerbing@friends.com" PASSWORD="secret" bulkmail -f bulkmail.json # reference the configuration file here 

    That will start the mailing process! After every mail it sends, it updates the configuration file with the emails that you sent the message to. So that when you run the same campaign next time, it will resume from where you paused. To start over, you can append the --restart flag to the command.


    Writing data in CSV

    List emails the right way

    If you use WordPress, you may just import the CSV file of users by using this plugin.

    • When you use that plugin, just change the user-email column name of the CSV file to just email so that to ensure no errors.

    If you are feeding data from any other source or by manual means, please for the GOD's SAKE ensure that you list emails only under the email column.

    If the CSV file has emails fed in some other coulumn name (such as user-email, allEmails, etc)... bulk-mail-cli would simply throw an error to *not work at all.


    Dynamic data

    You may add any other column featuring custom data in the CSV. Namely fname, lname, address, etc... to use in the Subject and Body of your campaign mail. You can use the CSV fields everywhere in the configuration files.

    Syntax

    The syntax can be used in the email section of the CSV and can also be used everywhere in the configuration file and HTML templates. The syntax will be processed by bulk-mail-cli to generate correct mail output.

    {{Hi|Hello|Howdy}} 🙌
    
    My name is {{fname}} {{lname}}.
    
    How'yooou dooooing? 😁
    

    ...

    You can also define PASSWORD environment variable so that you don't directly type it in the configuration file.

    Command

    PASSWORD=ThisIsAPassword bulkmail --file bulkmail.json

    Configuration

    {
      "credentials": {
        ...
        "password": "{{PASSWORD}}"
        ...
      }
    }
    



    📝 License

    GPL © Kumar Abhirup
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    npm i bulk-mail-cli

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