Direct Mail

Direct Mail

by e3 Software

Who Uses Direct Mail?

Individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses and organizations looking to expand their reach via easy-to-use email marketing.

What Is Direct Mail?

macOS app that features a suite of powerful email marketing tools: a fun and easy-to-use email template editor, mailing list sign up forms and advanced list management tools, and insightful campaign analytics reports.

Direct Mail Details

e3 Software

http://directmailmac.com

Founded 2002

Direct Mail Pricing Overview

Direct Mail starts at US$15.00/month. Direct Mail has a free version and offers free trial. See additional pricing details for Direct Mail below.

Starting Price

US$15.00/month

Pricing Details

Various pricing plans available, including non-recurring fee plans.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Training

Live Online

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Direct Mail Features

Email Management Software
Archiving & Retention
Canned Responses
Data Recovery
Email Monitoring
Queue Management
Response Management
Routing
Shared Inboxes
Signature Management
Spam Blocker
Whitelisting/Blacklisting
A/B Testing
Auto-Responders
CAN SPAM Compliance
Customer Surveys
Drip Campaigns
Dynamic Content
Event Triggered Email
Image Library
Landing Pages/Web Forms
Mailing List Management
Mobile Optimised Emails
Reporting/Analytics
Subscriber Management
Template Management
WYSIWYG Email Editor

Direct Mail Reviews

Showing 5 of 44 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.6/5
Features
4.7/5
Value for Money
4.7/5
Terry L.
Photographer
Photography
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/11/2017

"The latest version is great, major improvements and great for my business"

Comments: It's on my Mac rather than being in the cloud.

Pros: There are online email companies but I always find them a bit awkward. I first tried Direct Mail years and years ago and it was okay and did a job but this year they have updated it which has made the software fantastic. The email design is really easy and simple with some great free templates built in while still giving you flexibility should you need it to customer deeper. I've changed my current newsletter styles over to the new ones and it's given them a fresh new look and total compatibility no matter what device the emails are read upon. Being able to delve into who has looked and even clicked is a real big plus point for managing my marketing and I can really target further contact by this response. You can, of course, buy email credits from them or use your own email sending system. I personally use both, credit from them for my loyal customers and potential customer (the list is huge) through my own servers (it's cheaper for me this way). Oh, and it also links with y database system - Daylite which helps keeps everything organised an on track.

Vendor Response

by e3 Software on 7/11/2017

Thanks a million for the review, Terry! We are really glad that you are liking the new update.

I wanted to let you know that we added some great cloud features to Direct Mail a little while ago. You can now save your projects to the cloud, access them from any Mac, and even sync and collaborate with other users. More info is available at our website.

Thanks again!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/11/2017
Yon H.
CEO
Computer Games, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/10/2019

"Longtime Love Interest"

Comments: My overall experience has been wonderful. This is a pro-level tool that every small, indie, business should make great use of. It is light on the wallet and there every time you need it.

Pros: What I like most about this software is that it is there just when I want it. There is no needling "missing you" emails, no fees for when I have a busy time and just can't get to it and no fuss on telling me how to make my emails better. It is an all around pleasure.

Cons: What I like least about this software is that it has such a tight complaint algorithm. I, totally, understand why and the reasoning for this. I am aware the industry is traditionally squirley about spam reporting. Not saying any company has handled it better than this software. However, as a business who tries hard to deliver information with lots of paths for people to opt-out, it always amazes me when people simply forget they opted-in ;)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/10/2019
Marty M.
Operations Manager
Environmental Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/6/2019

"If you knoow what you're doing - DirectMail is the best"

Comments: Having used a range of programs - DirectMail certainly gives you the most hands on experience. The biggest draw back is being app-based; while most competitors are all online - but this is what also provides the biggest advantage in terms of tools and functionality.

Pros: Control of the whole process - from HTML editing to subscriber management to design and spam testing - it's fun to work with.

Cons: No online tool. Reporting is limited, there aren't enough ways to compare and contrast. Very hard to export reports and data in bulk. Hard to get examples out as PDF / Image filles.

Vendor Response

by e3 Software on 27/6/2019

Thanks a ton for your review, Marty! Much appreciated!

I wanted to mention that the latest version of Direct Mail includes expanded options for exporting report data and for exporting your messages as PDF files. You may want to update and take a look. Please reach out to us with any questions or feedback. Thanks!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/6/2019
Pascal G.
Director
Publishing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    1/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/7/2018

"Sending mails from an external database was easier before"

Comments: Time

Pros: It is doing what I want. Connect to an external database, send mail via an externa provider. But things are not working so well. The thing is that data in database are evolving and, in the new version, I have to re-right the request to the database each time in different adress group coming from different database. Spam test is not working. Preferences ares sometime not kept, situation on the screen for exemple.

Cons: Again it does exactly what i want but less easier than previous version . Main point is database connection.

Vendor Response

by e3 Software on 17/7/2018

Thanks for your review, Pascal. If you are having any trouble with importing, spam tests, or preferences, please contact our support team and they'll be happy to get things straightened out. Thanks!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/7/2018
Doug J.
Principal
Management Consulting, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/8/2019

"Tracking Readership for a small business"

Comments: As I learn all its features I like it more and more

Pros: Once I had figured it out, with some help from helpful 'Help' people at Directmail, it has been extremely useful to me in doing was email broadcasts to my client and subscriber base, something I could to do with my usual email software, [Mac]Mail. Works very well on my Mac. I sue the subscriber option which allowed me to install the software on my isp's server. cost effective and looks to my readers as coming directly form me.

Cons: The reporting could be improved(?) if we could be sure the receiver has actually 'opened' the email, or merely saw the summary on their device, especially the case for people who receive the email on there mobile device. I haven't figured out how file management works on the system yet.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/8/2019