Maximum Message Size Increased to 10MB

Great news!  We’ve doubled the maximum message size you can send over Gaggle Mail from 5MB to 10MB.  This is something which has been much requested and maybe it’s taken us a little longer than it should have but we’ve done it.

To achieve this we’ve had to upgrade the hardware we run Gaggle Mail on so as a fortunate side effect you might notice things being a little snappier too. Double-win!

Group Email For Large Groups

Just a quick note to say we’ve increased the maximum group size in Gaggle Mail from 2000 members to 5000 members.

Over the summer we’ve been busy preparing for this change, previously opening a group with 2000 member could take up to 10 seconds but now groups of this size and much larger open in less than a second.  Searching and editing members is also much faster and remains fast for very big groups.

Along with the performance increases the design refresh we recently made included features to help manage larger lists.  Put together we think these changes and our dedication to keeping things simple makes Gaggle Mail a very compelling choice for running your group email list.

Even though we have the 5000 limit we’ve tested Gaggle Mail on groups of up to 100,000 members and it still performs flawlessly.  If you do have a need for groups beyond 5000 members do let us know so we can discuss your needs.

Design Refresh and New Logo!

Today I’m very excited to announce the redesign of the group and member management pages within Gaggle Mail.  We’ve been working on this for a while and we’re really proud of how it’s turned out.  As ever we’ve kept simplicity at the centre of what we do and this is reflected heavily in our changes.

Redesigned member list

For desktop layouts we’ve moved search into the header bar and started taking advantage of the full width of the screen enabling us to show more information without things looking crowded.  We’ve also condensed the navigation options in the left hand panel and added a really simple dropdown chooser to allow you to switch between your groups.  The Compose button has also been moved to be always available at the bottom right of the screen.

Redesigned settings page

Member’s own details pages have also been given a friendlier makeover.

Redesigned member details page

As well as these visual changes there’s been plenty going on behind the scenes.  We’ve rebuild our “Add New Members” area to better support internalization (non-English characters) and also added some much requested helper text when enabling the Message Archive for members.

Helper text when enabling message archive

Oh and the more observant of you may have noticed we’ve updated our logo slightly, it’s but a major change but filling in the circles gave a more solid feel – we hope you agree!

Gaggle Mail logo

We really hope you like the changes we’re made and if you have any feedback for us we’d love to hear it.

How to Send Email to Groups Without Showing Addresses

When you’re sending an email to a group of people sometimes they all know each other and sometimes they don’t.

When you want to send a message to a group without everyone seeing each other’s email address then you can use the BCC: field to keep recipient addresses hidden.  Blind carbon copy works great but what if you want a group of people to email each other without sharing their addresses.

 

How to Keep Email Addresses Private with Group Email

When you setup an email group member’s email addresses usually stay private until someone sends to the group whereby their address is circulated to the group as the from: address of the message they sent.

Gaggle Mail has an incognito mode whereby we ensure member email address privacy – even amongst other members of the group.  With incognito mode enabled the group behaves like any other listserv email group however every member of the group has their own personal alias email address, specific to that group, which is used in place of their own address.

Gaggle Mail incognito mode switch

These alias addresses allow the group to fully converse and even send personal replies to other individuals in the group without anyone ever having to disclose their email address.