Archive for the ‘Email’ Category

So you need to parse an email?

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Say you have a website with users who have accounts. Those users email you sometimes. What if you could parse that email for more context about that user, their account, and what they might want? There are email parsing services out there. For example...

Client Email Helper

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For all you freelancers out there, Jessica Hische has written some copy to help you articulate saying no to things you should be saying no to. I’ve created this handy tool to help you say “no” to free and low-budget work and to help ask for more ...

Client Email Helper

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For all you freelancers out there, Jessica Hische has written some copy to help you articulate saying no to things you should be saying no to. I’ve created this handy tool to help you say “no” to free and low-budget work and to help ask for more ...

Sourcehunt September – Hacktoberfest Edition

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It's that time of year again - DigitalOcean's Hacktoberfest is starting! It's a month-long open source effort when people are encouraged to contribute to various open source projects (not their own!). Anyone who opens 4 pull requests (even documentatio...

Fighting Recruiter Spam with PHP – Proof of Concept

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Ever since I moved off of Google services (due to quality, not privacy concerns), I'd been looking for the perfect email service. Having tried several, and having been with FastMail for a while now, I came to the realization that there's no such thing....

Mail Logging in Laravel 5.3: Extending the Mail Driver

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One of the many goodies Laravel offers is mailing. You can easily configure and send emails through multiple popular services, and it even includes a logging helper for development. Mail::send('emails.welcome', ['user' => $user], function ($m) use...

Inky and Slinky

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Inky is kinda like a preprocessor for HTML created by Zurb, specifically designed for responsive emails. I'm sure a lot of us have hand-coded HTML emails (I do it regularly) and know that it's typically <table> soup. It's not even just the table...

What is SparkPost?

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I've used Mandrill for as long as I can remember. It sends transactional email, like the kind you receive when you sign up for a new account. Like me, many have been happy to use a free account for sending a relatively low number of emails a month. Th...

Mandrill to Discontinue its Free Tier Plan

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Mandrill, the popular transactional email service, has recently announced that it will discontinue its free tier plans soon. After March 16, new users will be required to create their accounts through MailChimp, whereas existing users will be required ...