Xequte November Newsletter: MailList King V7 Released + DVD PixPlay Deal

15 November 2007


In this Issue:

  • MailList King V7.0 Released
  • Upgrade Offers for MailList King V7.0
  • Special Xmas Deal for DVD PixPlay
  • Program Tips
  • Removing yourself from this List




Dear Xequte Software User,


If you have a business, December can be either the busiest or the slowest time of the year.  Retailer stores will have booming sales leading up to Christmas, but those that only service other businesses may find themselves twiddling their thumbs.  We are fortunate to cover both bases; while sales of our business products might drop off for a bit, our consumer products keep us ticking over.


Our biggest seller in December is always DVD PixPlay as many people rush to create slideshow disks to show when friends and family visit, or to give as gifts.  This year we don't want you to leave it to the last minute so till the end of November we have a special offer to upgrade or buy DVD PixPlay (details below).


We also have a fantastic new release of MailList King...






Nigel Cross

Xequte Software






* MailList King V7.0 Released


MailList King allows you to manage and communicate with a mailing list from your own computer.


We have just released a major upgrade of MailList King.  V7.0 incorporates over 150 enhancements, with particular focus on improving the interface and common dialogs, delivery speed and searching.



V7.0 Top Fifteen Features:



More powerful main window with folder tree navigation, viewing and editing of sending tasks and group management


Can now automatically send a greeting on a member's Birthday


New "ISP Sending Limits" options allow you to easily specify the restrictions imposed by your ISP and let MLK manage your sending speed


Improved searching. Easily filter your mailing list by any fields including date fields, send counts, countries, etc


Much faster and reliable validation method (checking only the domain against DNS server)


New Sending Summary dialog shown on completion of a sending task and offers instant access to common functions (such as view the log)


Can now export an Outlook folder of web form messages to CSV (automatically or manually)


Can now automatically block addresses with unknown Top-Level Domains


A list of email addresses can now be updated in a batch (e.g. by loading the update list from file)


Numerous improvements to the Options dialogs to make them less confusing and more easily navigable


Many other improvements to the User Interface to make it easier to use, particularly the Message Editor


Improved printing of graphs, including printing of the main graph and Print Preview functionality


The content of the Help mode can now be changed allowing you to optionally display the discussion forum or support page


History can now be filtered by a history type (e.g. all Subscribe failures due to an invalid group)


Many improvements to styling, including better support for Vista enhancements


Complete Change List: http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/changes.html


More Info and Evaluation download: http://www.xequte.com/maillistking/download.html


V7.0 is a free upgrade to all users who purchased after 1 July 2007 (a new key will be emailed to you).  Other registered users can upgrade for a reduced rate at:






* Upgrade Offers for MailList King V7.0


To make it easy for customers to upgrade we're offering 20% off for the next seven days:




Note: If you already upgraded in the last few weeks, email us and we will honor the discount.


Alternatively if you were about to purchase MLK Business but were caught in the transition to the new release, we will be offering v7 for the v6 price of $179.50:





Note: These links expire at Midnight, November 24.




* Special Xmas Deal for DVD PixPlay


DVD PixPlay allows you to create slideshow discs from your digital photos and videos for playback on DVD players and computers.


For the rest of November we're offering Amaze Multimedia Screen Saver free with all purchases and upgrades of DVD PixPlay.  Amaze allows you to enjoy all your favorite photos in a new and exciting way whenever your computer is idle.


To purchase DVD PixPlay (with Amaze free):





Or if you already own DVD PixPlay upgrade at:





Note: These links expire at Midnight, November 30.



Learn more about:


Amaze: http://www.xequte.com/amaze/


PixPlay: http://www.xequte.com/pixplay/


Note: If you already purchased/upgraded in November, email us for your copy of Amaze.




* Program Tips


- MailList King: Staying Onside with your ISP


Many MailList King customers use their ISP's mail server to send their newsletters.  But what do you do when your ISP imposes usage limits, such as no more than 200 messages per hour, or no bulk sending between 9am and 9pm?


With v7.0 we've made it much easier to stay within your ISP's limits with a selection of options that throttle down the speed at which your messages are sent and disable delivery at certain times and/or days.


You'll find the new "ISP Sending Limits" settings by clicking "Other Sending Options" under View > Options, Sending.



- DVD PixPlay: Cut, Copy and Paste


Many people like to use Cut, Copy and Paste to move and copy files in Windows Explorer.  If that includes you, then you'll be happy to know that you can do this with DVD PixPlay too:


  1. You can copy files from Windows Explorer (Ctrl+C) and paste them into your DVD PixPlay project (Ctrl+V)
  2. You can reorder files in your DVD PixPlay project, by cutting them from their old location (Ctrl+X) and pasting them to a new one (Ctrl+V)



- Amaze: Enabling the "Pile of Pictures" effect


I was having a look at the Playstation 3 the other day (at this stage I seem to desire it more than my kids, so it is hard to justify it to my wife).  The salesman was waxing lyrical about the slideshow with a "Pile of Pictures" effect (which layers successive images as if they are photographs being dropped onto a pile).


Very nice, but Amaze has had that effect since 2003 (Here's a Screenshot).


To enable this effect, choose the "Pile of Pix" option under "Slideshow Style"



- Smart Pix/MegaView: Printing at Standard Photo Sizes


If you are giving photo frames this year, don't forget to fill them with a picture of the kids.  Smart Pix and MegaView can both print images at all standard photo frame sizes.  Simply select the images to print, click File > Print and then choose the size to print at from the "Image Size" drop down list.



- Diji Album: Selecting Multiple Objects


If you want to move or copy multiple objects at once, you can easily select them all by holding down the shift key as you click on them.  You can also drag your mouse across the page to lasso your objects.