Thanks for your kind words.
You can write a message in 3 ways:
1. As plain text.
2. As html message via the TinyMCE editor.
3. As a pre-made html template which you upload on your site.
To send an html formatted e-mail message you should pick method 2 or 3. If you select to send an html template (method 3) then the if you have also written an html message via the editor (method 2) then this message is not used. So, method 3 overwrites method 2.
Writing an html message via the editor does not generates too good looking e-mails. If you want to send perfect html e-mails (i.e. in a form of an electronic newspaper) then I suggest you to use a pre-made html template.
I have included 2 samples as html templates. Download them, edit them to add you content, or create totally different new ones and upload them to your site to use them as your mail content.
IOS Newsletter uses a modified by me (for better utf-8 support) version of the PHP Mailer class made by Codeworx Technologies.
PHP Mailer supports Gmail, AOL and other mail providers (you can use their POP3 servers).
I suggest you to use the SMTP method for sending the e-mails and having the "reply to" also checked, this way you want have your messages marked as SPAM. (If you want to send messages one-by-one you can only do this by using the PHP mail send method).
Here is some help for sending problems to hotmail, gmail etc:http://phpmailer.codeworxtech.com/index.php?pg=tip_spf
Make sure your DNS server has SPF records for the e-mails.
If you want to send html formatted e-mails then always write an alternative plain text e-mail, in order for your mail to be able to read by mail clients without html support. In this case you should send e-mails as Plain + HTML.
The unsubscribe link is a sample, you should copy-paste the real url from your site there. The un-subscribe page is the component's front-end main page. If you have SEO PRO enabled this would be:http://www.mysite.com/com_newsletter/
Without SEO PRO:http://www.mysite.com/index.php?option=com_newsletter&Itemid=XX
where XX the Itemid that leds to component Newsletter.Popular Server Settings
– offers only HTTP support.
* GMail by Google
– SMTP - smtp.gmail.com (SSL enabled, port 465)
– POP3 - pop.gmail.com (SSL enabled, port 995)
* Yahoo! Mail
Yahoo! Mail offers standard POP3/SMTP access.
– SMTP - smtp.mail.yahoo.com (port 25)
– POP3 - pop.mail.yahoo.com (port 110)
* Lycos Mail
The Lycos Mail Plus service offers standard POP3/SMTP access.
– SMTP - smtp.mail.lycos.com (port 25)
– POP3 - pop.mail.lycos.com (port 110)
* AOL Mail Settings
The AOL email service offers standard IMAP/SMTP access.
– SMTP - smtp.aol.com (port 25)
– IMAP - imap.aol.com (port 143)