Here are some of the ideas on the roadmap for the next version of EMM:
- Attachments ? Originally we didn?t include this due to our previous experience as a mail service provider for thousands of clients, serving millions of emails a day. By not sending attachments, the likelihood of acceptance by a wider range of mail servers is higher and the risk of spreading viruses is eliminated. However, these concerns may not be shared by all and there are certain situations where this feature might be useful. My initial thoughts are that it would require a Super Admin account to turn this feature on and it will be off by default.
- Scheduled Jobs ? I?m not sure if I?ll be able to squeeze this into this version. This might be a feature that requires the ability to run a service on the server that is hosting the machine; limiting its usefulness to those who have dedicated or virtual servers. I?m investigating a way to simulate a service using ONLY what is available to ASP.NET.
- Daily limits ? The AppConfig variable has existed for this since the first release but we haven?t been utilizing it. This feature hasn?t made much sense to include until the scheduled jobs feature is enabled.
- Archive of emails/newsletters for presentation online
- Allow viewing/listing on a per-campaign basis
- Define if it shows inside or outside the site framework (lytebox?)
- Set expiration date for campaign to be listed/viewed
- Fix a bug in the editor (long story)
- Support locking down the Track.Click action files to prevent their sue by spammers by limiting them to internal links. http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/01/open-redirect-urls-is-your-site-being.html
Do you have any other features you?d like to have us consider for inclusion in the next release of EMM? If so, please use the comments section below to speak up. Or if you have any questions or thoughts about the features mentioned above, please do use the comment section to continue this discussion.
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I've been CTO of an Internet SaaS company and spent my time pretty evenly between guiding the future technical strategy of the company, architecting software solutions for my dev teams, designing and running a data center to service our clients world-wide as well as being a technical evangalist/sales engineer to our media clients large and small.
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