[Inpycon] How to send mail to previous year attendees

me kracekumar me at kracekumar.com
Tue Feb 11 15:03:22 CET 2014

Yes. MailChimp is suitable for promotional emails. Funnel has support for
comments email notification. Use personal email for final confirmation of
talks, workshops.

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:18 PM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:58 PM, Bibhas Ch Debnath <me at bibhas.in> wrote:
>> Hi Pranjal,
>> You app asks for access to my Google account without even showing me
>> anything. That's not really a good practice. I'm not going to provide a
>> random app access to my data like this.
>> That aside, this year PyCon US had a trouble with their mailing system
>> and a great percentage of mails ended up in spam box. So I'm a bit
>> skeptical about using an untested application for mass mailing and also
>> entrusting with the email addresses of all our participants. Mailchimp has
>> been out there for a while and proven itself useful and trustworthy.
>> If asked to choose between Mailchimp and your app for this particular
>> task, I'd use Mailchimp. Maybe we can use your service for some smaller
>> task later on.
>> And please, update your app to at least tell something about itself
>> before asking for people's data. Give your user a choice.
>> Just my view. Please take as a feedback from a would-be user and not a
>> mailchimp fanboy. :)
> I've used a Python script to send out email related to talk selection. I
> think I used envelops module for that. I can share those scripts if you are
> interested. Since the email is sent out from my gmail account, it was
> considered as legitimate and not spam. One more thing about Mailchimp is
> that, all the mails sent out from that will show up in promotions tabs in
> gmail.
> My suggestion is to use mailchimp to send out email to past participants
> and use scripts for talk selection.
> Anand
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