Issue 5, 2020
Dark Mode for Email: Emerging Trend or Fleeting Fad?

By L-Soft Staff
Dark mode has been a rising trend in operating systems and user interfaces for several years. It allows users to invert the colors of an application to display content using light text on a dark background instead of the traditional dark text on a light background. Now several email clients have started adopting dark mode as an option as well. Let's take a look at how dark mode affects HTML email and how to optimize your messages for this new mode.
Dark Mode

Why do email lists sometimes become held and how can I troubleshoot this?
By Jacob Haller
Senior Support Engineer, L-Soft

If an error occurs when LISTSERV tries to process a message sent to a mailing list, then the list becomes held. This can also happen if too many messages are posted to a list in a single day. This tech tip explores some common scenarios that can cause a list to become held and explains how to identify and resolve the problem.
Email How-To Tip
How can I create flexible target groups so that I can change the criteria for each mailing?
By Robert Graf-Waczenski
Senior Applications Programmer, L-Soft

The easy point-and-click interface in LISTSERV Maestro allows you to create flexible target groups without special SQL skills. Parameterized target groups provide additional flexibility by enabling senders to select and change their target group criteria on the fly for each mailing. This tech tip shows how to create these types of target groups.

Happy Halloween from L-Soft!
Happy Halloween
Hope you're enchanted by this dark mode read
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Best practices can head off scary unsubscribe scenes
Happy communicating and a safe, healthy, fun Halloween!

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