Yet Another Mail Merge (YAMM)

Run well-targeted email campaigns with Gmail & Google Sheets

4.9/5
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Create email campaigns with Gmail and Google Sheets. Personalize & track each email sent. Yet Another Mail Merge is so easy to set up that everybody can use it! In a couple of clicks, send bulk emails to a mailing list without any coding knowledge.

Would you recommend this product?
75 Reviews4.9/5

I set it up within minutes. The google sheets integration is smooth. Sent out campaign to 300+ in one day with personalization and scheduling. The feature set is pretty expansive. Looking forward to use the Saleforce integration. If it works well, that would be epic! Very straightforward to use and measure success

Meanwhile I think an onboarding guide will really help after setting up the account. Somehow I missed it and had to spend a bit of time to understand how to setup my first campaign.

Pros:

1. Simple yet powerful features. The essential features for a mass email campaign are all there.

2. Seamless integration with Google Sheets

Cons:

There is no simple guide when onboarding

True, even if YAMM is loved for its simplicity, we could provide more ressources to new users to help them get started. At the end of last year, we rebuilt our documentation and a 'Send your first campaign with YAMM' guide is available there: https://support.yet-another-mail... We also have the same guide available as a video tutorial since a few months:
And both ressources are shared in the "Welcome email" we send to new users. In addition to that we plan to: - detect when it's the first time someone is using YAMM and offer a step-by-step tutorial in the app directly. - advise users who visit our documentation for the first time to check the guide and some other useful ressources before anything else

Used YAMM on and off for a few years now when a more personalised mail merge approach is required. Have used it on mailouts to several thousand people eg. for invites (all optin in case you were wondering).

The mail merging is great, the integration between sheets and Gmail is pretty straightforward and once you get into some of the dynamic stuff sheets can do, there's all sorts of ways of using it: custom links, attachments, event custom pre-filled forms.

It's pretty quick, too, even for sends with hundreds of email addresses. Downside is that you can get yourself in to trouble if you're not careful about making sure you're OK to send to those emails, especially when new stricter data protection rules are coming in across Europe and California. Make sure you've got permission to send and respect opt-outs!

Only niggle is that if I want to send multiple campaigns from the same spreadsheet, YAMM sometimes can't find the email addresses, even when following the instructions, but there's ways round this (duplicating the sheet), however it's sometimes useful to keep all the YAMM campaigns on a single sheet with different columns for each email sent.

Use YAMM for personal touch.

Use others eg. Mailchimp, etc for bulk emails.

In summary, excellent product, good support, well worth it.

Pros:

Flexible, simple to use with tools I know already, cheap to use, great support

Cons:

Bit fiddly with spreadsheet filters, managing unsubs / bounces is a manual process

Thanks for the positive review. It will greatly help, if you could send us at support@yet-another-mail-merge.com your specific queries about spreadsheet filters and your suggestion on what could be improved with unsubscribes/bounces.

This is one of the best products from simplicity perspective

Pros:

Robust Simple Intuitive Useful

Cons:

Feature Request - Stagger Delivery Automatically Across Days

I'm not 100% sure it will answer your need but we do have a scheduling feature and if you have a big list of recipients, you can set the number of emails to deliver per day (using the "leave some quota" option). https://support.yet-another-mail...

So easy to send personalized emails! I love this add-on and have been using it with my gmail and google drive for years.

Pros:

Works quickly and efficiently, very useful to send fundraising emails with info to donors about previous year campaigns

Cons:

Thanks :)

YAMM is an excellent helper-app!

Pros:

So easy to use. And the post-send data/reporting is excellent!

Cons:

There is no better alternative I've found, that is as easy to use with this level of baseline reporting at the same time.

Easy to set up, easy to use, and has a nice simple reporting feature. Not flashy, but I don't need or want flashy. I want to do thousands of mailings for my non-profit at a minimal cost, and this add on does that very well. Couldn't be happier.

Pros:

Does exactly what it says it will do for a remarkable price.

Cons:

It would be nice to save defaults like return email.

Ah indeed we aren't saving yet the chosen reply-to address as default. We are already saving the draft / template you used last in the same sheet as well as the email alias, if you are using any. We will add the reply-to address to the list. Note that at the moment, to avoid errors, defaults are linked to a specific spreadsheet so if you run a new campaign from a new spreadsheet you'll have to select again your template and alias + reply-to address - if you are using those options.

I've mostly used YAMM for quick updates to people I've previously corresponded with. Though I have the option to insert their names into the emails all fancy-like, I usually err on the side of caution and write universal email drafts for everyone I'm sending to. Great app!

Pros:

An easy way to email people quick updates that usually hit an inbox instead of a promotions box.

Cons:

Takes a little getting used to when onboarding (as with any tech product)

Thank you! We are improving our documentation constantly and your feedback helps.

Fantastic. I love using YAMM for event and conference RSVP info and follow-ups when speaking with large groups of people. Solid tracking.

Pros:

Easy to use. Allows for great customization. Simple. Simple. Simple.

Cons:

None: Love the simplicity.

Thank you for your positive comments.

When I was looking options for mail merge from gmail, I found this on the Chrome extension store. Had tried out multiple other tools before I used this. And after using this tool, I am not looking for any alternative.

Pros:

Easy to setup & use

Cons:

Need option to send more emails per day

If you want to send more emails, best is to convert to a paid plan. You can check the quota limits of free & paid plans here. https://support.yet-another-mail...-

copy & paste the info over and the emails are successfully sent. The issue doesn't happen often just once in a while.

Pros:

Seamless integration with Google Sheets & Gmail

Cons:

Sometimes the Send Report gives an Error for a select few rows but there is any conflicting data, so I create a new tab...

Yeah it does not happen a lot but sometimes Google APIs are sending too many errors and the best is to stop & retry. Also as YAMM is directly working on the Google Sheets and users can do whatever they want in a spreadsheet, data can easily be messed up (often due to wrong copy/past) - we do our best to fix most common issues but sometimes it's better to start fresh in a new tab / spreadsheet.

The welcome email "guessed" exactly the feature that I needed next, and the product had even more capabilities than I anticipated and were quite useful.

Pros:

Worked on first attempt, like a charm.

Cons:

Immersion in Google Sheets experience implies a bit of compromise on UX.

Ah it's great to hear that our welcome email is useful, thanks :)

for a free product I don't know what more you can expect, it's great

Pros:

simple and easy to use

Cons:

limited to 50 e-mails a day

Indeed the free version comes with a cap of 50 emails / day. Though if you need more, you can either purchase a plan or recommend friends via our referral program. Also, new users installing via Product Hunt get 3 months of our premium plan for free, no strings attached :) https://yet-another-mail-merge.c...

This is an email client for people who depend on email to communicate and market, but also want a life. Get a list, write an gmail, add graphics and some minimal coding...and you're done. And the dashboard is great for marketers like me to follow up with non-opening recipients, or to help sharpen my subject lines.

I typically don't get excited about Mail Merge, but this program is so much more that just another Mail Merge. Its secret is in it's simplicity. It is robust, drop-dead easy and flexible in just about every configuration. I am loving this app.

Pros:

Easy, powerful, elegant

Cons:

I wish I could do more than 1,500 daily, but that's a gmail issue.

Wonderful review, thanks Greg!

I manage emails for an association of approx. 1000 members. This add-on has made my job of sending out monthly meeting notices an absolute piece of cake.

Pros:

Easy to use, ability to schedule future merge, real-time Tracking Report, reasonable price, quick support response

Cons:

400/24 hr. email limit (which is not a problem if no time constraints & scheduling function used)

It's a little bit of extra work, but if you want you can convert your Gmail account into a G Suite one to send all emails - it will let you reach all your members at once: https://support.yet-another-mail...

I've been using YAMM for over a year now. I've used it for investor / stakeholder updates, team updates, etc. In terms of efficiency, I save a boatload of time and can keep track of who is getting my messages.

It's the best of it's class.

Pros:

It's a life saver. I personalize all of my emails and have a huge conversion rate

Cons:

Cons? None.

Thanks for sharing your use cases!!!

I totally recommend it for mass mails. And the fact that you can also get reports is great

Pros:

Easy to use, you make your own e-mails, gives you reports as well and works with the tools you already have

Cons:

Sometimes the extension has some errors, selects all spreadsheet, does unwanted commands

Sorry about that, "does unwanted commands" is really something we don't want to happen! If it happens again, please contact our support address: support@yet-another-mail-merge.com We will be able to investigate, read your spreadsheet revision history to see exactly what happened and hopefully we will be able to discover a specific behaviour / way of using Google Sheets that we haven't think of, letting us protect you and other users from this issue.

So reliable it gives peace of mind

Pros:

Just simply effective easy to use and free tool - it does what it says it will and doesn't crash

Cons:

Not yet!

Fast and easy to set up and use with tracking that makes it easy to see how effective emails are.

Pros:

Easy to use

Cons:

none to date

Keep it up! Thanks for the very dependable YAMM! I guess it can be improved if the tracker will not mark the email as read even if the sender opened the sent email intentionally or unintentionally. Thanks!

Pros:

Easy and Straightforward

Cons:

Perhaps listening to its users over time. I’m sure some issues will come up, and hopefully YAMM will continue improving the add-on.

Sadly there's no good way to detect if you opened the sent email yourself. To check if an email has been opened or not, we insert an invisible image in each email sent (aka web beacon). Opening the email triggers a call to our server and records the email has having been opened. More info on that: https://support.yet-another-mail... This tracking mechanism is used by all email tracking software. In Gmail, Google prevents such tracking to read the IP address of the reader - they use a proxy to display all images since 2013: https://gmail.googleblog.com/201... So we cannot rely on your IP address to detect if the email was opened by you or your recipient. The remaining solution would be to offer a Chrome extension dedicated to that (you would install the extension on your web browser, letting us have full access on what you are doing in it and thus being able to see that you opened an email and preventing this action to be counted as an actual read by our tracking - but it would mean we would have way more access and analyze way more data about what you are doing, and we prefer to avoid that at the moment).

Very good for spamming....err, I mean outreach at scale

Pros:

Straightforward, cheap, effective

Cons:

Has gotten slow

It is indeed a bit slower than it used to be. Sadly, there's nothing we can do about that, it's due to an internal change at Google related to the Gmail API. We have documented the expected duration based on the number of emails you want to send: https://support.yet-another-mail... And if you want to send many emails, we usually advise to use our scheduling feature (so you can schedule your merge and close the app, without having to wait for all emails to be sent). Note that as emails are sent by Google / Gmail, they are monitoring the emails you are sending and they can block your Gmail account if you are really sending spam to many people. https://support.yet-another-mail...