Dada Mail v9.2.1 Released

This is mostly a bug-fix release, fixing bugs found in the v9.2.0 release.

Dada Mail v9.2.1 has been released – download and install using the instructions here. Changelog is below:


This is mostly a bug-fix release, fixing bugs found in the v9.2.0 release.


Default, “Break” email protection does not work on publically viewed archived messages

Plugin: password_protected_directories: Submission redirects to public Dada page

Amazon SES “Verify” will give false negative if email address belongs to a subdomain, and only domain is verified #559

Plugin: password_protected_directories: .htpasswd/.htaccess file not updated via cron

List Control Panel tablet/mobile view does not show a “log out” button, if there is < 2 mailing lists

Sending messages via the List Control Panel does not look for validity in template tags

Dada Mail 9.1.3 Released!

This is mostly a bug-fix release, fixing bugs found in the v9.1.2 release.

Of note were several minor bugs found in the Installer – some of which are documented below, but other small bugs include:

  • Bounce Handler always being enabled to be installed
  • The, “Hide Administration Link” always set, even if the option is not enabled.


Mandrill API support dropped

Mandrill has changed their ToS to disallow bulk mailing, so this service is a bad fit for something like Dada Mail. We’ve removed the API to streamline the underlying codebase.

Amazon SES docs expanded

We love Amazon SES! We’ve updated and expanded the docs to help you better set up Amazon SES in Dada Mail. Docs can be found here:

Ping Test in Sending Options Test for SMTP

We’ve added a simple ping test to see if the host at the port you’ve specified can be reached. Many times, problems sending via SMTP are because the outgoing port on the server Dada Mail is installed on is blocked, rather than the SMTP credentials being wrong, or there’s a bug in Dada Mail. This small enhancement will help clarify where the problem may be.

Added .htaccess file in, “dada” directory

We’ve added a simple .htaccess file in the main dada directory to set the DirectoryIndex to the mail.cgi script. That way, one can just visit,

and will see Dada Mail’s default screen instead of nothing, or the underlying directory structure.


Installer: SQL database port value not being read correctly?

Hide Disabled Screens not working with classic side bar

Installer: SQL database port value not being read correctly?

Screencast: Discussion Lists with Bridge

Still using Mailman for your discussion mailing list? Dada Mail makes administrating a mailing list much, much easier. In this screencast, we’ll show you how easy it is to set up a Discussion List with Dada Mail, on a cPanel hosting account in less than 5 minutes.

Screencast: Upgrade to Dada Mail v9

Learn how you can upgrade your own Dada Mail to version 9! We’ll also go over how you can use the Installer to install additional plugins, such as the Global Configuration plugin, so that making additional, global changes to your Dada Mail configuration is easier to do in the future. Finally, we’re going to double-check that Dada Mail’s cronjob is set correctly, and reset it to be 100% sure.

Screencast: Adding a Subscription Form to your WordPress Site

Have a WordPress-powered site? This screencast is made especially for you. In it, we go over how easy it is to add a Dada Mail mailing mist subscription form to your WordPress site:

If you can copy/paste, you can add the necessary HTML to a WordPress Text Widget. This is by far the easiest way to integration subscription capabilities into your own website.

Once the basics are gone over, we’ll then show you how to set up the modal window subscription form, and then one way on how to customize the subscription form’s HTML.


Screencast: Magic User Templates in Dada Mail 9

Magic Templates are an awesome feature in Dada Mail. Have an already-existing website? Dada Mail can blend right in. Make changes to the design of your website? Dada Mail’s Magic Templates will adjust automatically and reflect your changes. Magic!

Check out the docs on Magic Templates for a complete overview on how to use Magic User Templates in Dada Mail!