I'am a Systems Administrator for a Company which has 25 users working from various locations. We have People working on TS from remote locations. All our servers are Windows 2003 standard server R2. We are using ACT Premium for Workgroups 2006 version 18.104.22.168 for our contact management system. ACT EMAIL is set up as OUTLOOK 2003.
We need to send e-newsletters in HTML format to atleast 1000 people. We have this E-newsletter in HTML format in our webserver.
A special user has been created in AD to do this task. this user now has an exchange 2000 mailbox. Our ACT can be linked with Outlook 2003 or Outlook express. After much failied effort we cannot attach this HTML page in THE EMAIL EDITOR ( both outlook express and outlook 2003). We also found out ACT sends files onlyl in the form of Templates.
Now my question :
01) Can I use HTML page with this version of ACT( version 8.0). or is an upgrade to ACT 10.0 solve all this problem ? do you recommend an upgrade ? if so which version will support mass emailing of newsletter ?
02) Is there a work around for this --> like outlook express -- > POP3 ACCOUNT --> MAIL AS HTML PAGE --> copy 50 email addresses at a time from excel sheet -- > and paste it in Outlook express --> I feel this is extremely painful and time consuming for more then 1000 email address.
03) Can I use our existing OUTLOOK 2003 by any chance? otherwise just for this reason we need to set up outlook express.
04) Is anyone aware of any 3rd party software or an FREE ADD-ON from ACT work arounds for this?