Mailtrain defines itself as “Self Hosted Newsletter App Built on Top of Nodemailer”: it’s an open source project, born in 2016, meant to be an alternative to commercial ESP to who prefer a self hosted service, with complete control on the software beneath.
Mailtrain has grown a lot in the past year, and has a fairly huge fanbase (over 1.300 stars on GitHub): its ambitious roadmap includes not only the basic newsletter send features (list management, custom fields, list segmentation, bounce analysis…) but also a number of advanced tools, like RSS campaigns, GPG Encryption, Automation.
Yes, today MOSAICO grows up: exactly one year ago, we released the first version of MOSAICO code on GitHub.
We’ve always thought that MOSAICO would have been a “game changer” in email template design: for the first time a complete and functional responsive email editor was released as an open source project.
Since that day MOSAICO project raised over 400 stars and 140 forks on GitHub, growing day by day.
After more than an year of research and development of Mosaico our
Email Editor, we decided, this september, to let it out as
Open Source project on gitHub.
This decision was made after thinking a while, some dozen hours of meeting and an undeterminated number of coffee cups (espresso, please).
Mosaico is born to be the standard responsive editor of the italian indipendent ESP VOXmail. Developing it was an hard work, trying to keep the UX as smooth as possible and maintain a certain level of flexibility.
The features and the complexity of the editor (and the flexibility given to the user) are based on the template itself and not hardcoded in the editor interface. This means that potentially anyone could convert his template in order to work with Mosaico.