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User email distribution list that notifies user when new pictures are added to a gallery

I would like the ability to set up an email distribution list for individual galleries. Whenever new pictures are added, an email is sent to the distribution list. This would be very helpful for pictures I post that family and friends are interested in seeing.

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    ChrisChris shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Alert followers via email when new pictures are uploaded  ·   · 
    Andrew CairnsAndrew Cairns shared a merged idea: update me feature by email  ·   · 
    Damon LeslieDamon Leslie shared a merged idea: new upload alerts for specific galleries for specific contacts  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Create a way to store and maintain an email distribution list within the "Sharing" area of the site?  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: enable invitees to subscribe to a sharegroup so that they can receive automatic updates when new content is added  ·   · 
    David KreigerDavid Kreiger shared a merged idea: Subscription Options For Followers Of Your Gallery  ·   · 
    rpearce12rpearce12 shared a merged idea: Send emails alerting of New Galleries  ·   · 
    boliverboliver shared a merged idea: create a way to have automatic emails sent to people on a contact list, with the webpage link...  ·   · 
    MBMB shared a merged idea: Add automatic notifications to galleries as they are updated  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Mailing List Sign-up  ·   · 
    Gideon GabrielGideon Gabriel shared a merged idea: Allow emailing a group of people every time the gallery is updated (like Google Picasa does)  ·   · 
    leofoto123leofoto123 shared a merged idea: Add "follow your favorites" feature  ·   · 
    Hugo GarciaHugo Garcia shared a merged idea: Ability for visitors to subscribe to site and receive txt/email notification when site is updated.  ·   · 

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      • Somewhere Down The RoadSomewhere Down The Road commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with Lekui 樂葵 comment. a "Subscription" button like used on Word Press or a "Follow" button for those of us who use blogs. I would like to keep all my correspondence here on SmugMug rather than having to use or go elsewhere for simple applications.

        The most important thing for me is to allow people to "follow" my Travels and Updates to my site from my site, not from some third party site like FaceBook or Twitter. For me it would keep everything right here and easier to work with.

      • Lekui 樂葵Lekui 樂葵 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Must have this.

        I'd suggest having a general "subscription" button, or something in the idea of a buying cart". Using your e-mail address (with confirmation, etc.) you can actually select what kind of things you'd like to be updated with (specific galleries, categories, website updates, newsletters, etc.).

        For instance, a photographer might want to send general newsletters concerning his work (messages, updates, etc.), rather than only having his viewers be updated of newly added content.

        I hope that makes enough sense...

      • ElisaetzElisaetz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can we have it so that when people UPLOAD to a gallery, I'd get an email too? I'm assuming I could add myself to the "your gallery has been updated" list... but just in case... :-P

      • Daniel EatonDaniel Eaton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 for this idea! Manual lists are tedious to keep updated.
        A page or gallery setting could be included for 'keep subscribers informed of changes to this'.

      • RickRick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would translate in to more revenue for Smugmug as well! A method to capture and/or "opt in" to a notification/distribution list would be a plus plus!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would also be nice to notify my customers if a new gallery has been added to a particular folder. Great idea.

      • JohnJohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I start promoting to accounts months in advance of a session. Using a system like Mailchimp and a signup system allows me to send an email once the photos are online but... and as *** Wee Herman once said, "...and that's a big but" automatic email notification would be incredible. I was with Photoreflect years ago and they had that feature built in from the get-go. Yes, put it in. No brainer.

      • Lisa KempLisa Kemp commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great idea. I would like users to be able to sign up for this notification themselves. Would need to give them opt-out ability as well when they receive the email.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Totally agree! Just basic funtionality of being to create and maintain a distribution would be a big help! Email notification would be awesome!

      • Jason YehJason Yeh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How does this not exist already??

        I also tried to connect feedburner to the RSS feed and it hasn't worked for me. Maybe user error, but you shouldn't have to do that to get updates.

      • Stephen McGrathStephen McGrath commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's difficult to explain my move to SmugMug to my photo friends and followers, as they are all upset that they will no longer receive an email when new photos are added to my account, as they do now in Flickr. The amount of pressure I am receiving from them to stay at Flickr has me seriously considering doing so. SmugMug must include email subscription to an account (not just a gallery) in order to satisfy viewers.

      • Pam BellPam Bell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great to have an ez way to a distribution list made up of all the emails sent out in the present year. That way, when it comes time to offer a promo for the holidays, it could be easily pulled up and the promo info sent out. Thanks!

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