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Dear Xequte Software User,
Several years ago we created a program to manage and send to the long list of e-mail addresses supplied by users when downloading our software.
It worked well and so naturally we thought, "Hey, maybe other people need to do the same thing we do..."
And thus MailList King was born. Since then it has grown to be one of our most popular products and the functionality has expanded significantly.
This week we released our sixth major release of MailList King.
With some upgrades your focus has been on a tight area of functionality or your improvements mostly made behind the scenes and, thus, when it comes to release time you are scratching around to find enough features that users would care about to list in the Top Ten. Other releases are so significant that you start with a Top Fifty and then slowly whittle it down to a Top Ten.
MailList King v6.0 is squarely in the latter category. In fact I gave up trying to limit it to ten, and made it a Top Twenty instead.
Thank you to all our MailList King customers who have helped us bring MailList King from a small in-house application to a complete mailing list management solution.
MailList King V6.0 Released
MailList King allows you to manage and communicate with a mailing list from your own computer. V6 is a major upgrade that implements over 250 changes and improvements. Particular areas of focus have been performance and improved functionality and reliability when sending.
Here are the top twenty enhancements:
A complete list of improvements can be found at:
Evaluations can be downloaded from:
Upgrading to MailList King V6.0
V6.0 is a free upgrade to all users who purchased a license or upgrade after 1 Oct. 2005. If you have not received a new key please e-mail us. Other registered users can upgrade at:
However, for the next seven days, we are offering discounted upgrades! For details please visit:
New Edition: MailList King Corporate
MailList King Corporate is a new edition of MailList King designed for large mailing lists or corporate users. It offers enhances database sharing and remote management functionality. MailList King Corporate users will also receive priority support.
For the next seven days we are offering an introductory offer on MLK Corporate for new and existing users. For details please visit:
MailList King Special Offers
As mentioned above, we are celebrating the new release by:
For details on all offers please visit:
Note: These offers are only available from the link above and expire at midnight, March 3, 2006.
- MailList King: New Sending Tasks Window
As you will have read above, a big part of the development for v6 focused on sending reliability and functionality. One aspect of this is the revamped Sending Tasks Window ("View>Sending Tasks" on the main menu).
The new dialog allows you to easily see sending tasks that are in progress or have encountered an error. It also displays automated message scheduled for future delivery or that could not be sent. You can click the "Send Now" button to resend messages only to those recipients that failed with the initial delivery.
If you clicked the new "Pause" button on the Sending Progress dialog, you can also restart the delivery from this window.
The Task Properties button will take you to a detailed summary of the selected task including information on the sending progress and success rate and options to quickly modify the message, sender or sending method.
You also do not need to close the Sending Tasks dialog, you can keep it displayed beside your main MLK window.
- DVD PixPlay: Sorting Slideshow Files
An oft overlooked feature in DVD PixPlay is the Sort Slideshow function (available under "Edit>Other" on the main menu). This function allows you to easily re-order the slideshow by the file date (the date that the photo was taken), file name, file folder or even a completely random order.
- Smart Pix/MegaView: Displaying a Slideshow of Selected Files
One of the most popular feaures in Smart Pix and MegaView is the slideshow function, which allows you to display all of your images and videos in sequence, or play your sound files as one never-ending album. But what do you do if you only want to play a slideshow of a few selected images?
From v8.05 we have now added a function to the right-click menu to play a slideshow of the selected files (note that it is only displayed if you have selected multiple files).
For more powerful slideshows:
- Right-click a folder in the folder selector and check "Show Sub-Folders" then you will be able to display a slideshow of an entire folder tree
- Use the Favorites function (File>Add to Favorites) to choose specific files for display, then select the "Favorites" tab to display a slideshow of all the files that you marked
- Diji Album: Exporting your Album to a Video File
Diji Album now allows you to export your album to a video file (AVI or MPEG) which may be easier for you to send to others via e-mail.
On the main menu choose "File>Build/Distribute Album" and select the "As a File" option. Click the "Next" button and then the "More..." link. This will display extra export options including Adobe Acrobat, images and video files