hi! tinyletter (the service I use for the FoC newsletter) is closing down, to finish the last stage of going completely self hosted I plan to export the subscriber list, put it in a csv, do a for loop and use some mail api to send it. Also a form somewhere that appends to that csv. But before adopting this webscale architecure ™️ I wanted to ask you
if there's any interesting idea to improve the newsletter now that I'm doing the migration.
I think it's brilliant and can't easily be improved, Mariano. Really appreciate your effort doing it.
12/03/2023, 11:17 PM
One thing that would be nice would be to either not use click-through tracking on the links or ensure that the host doing it supports TLS, so we don't get a non-secure connection warning on every link.
12/04/2023, 8:33 AM
it won't have click tracking, I never used it, but once I tried to disable it and it sent plain text so I left it as it was
What I find 'difficult' is to quickly engage into a conversation when reading the newsletter. Now I have to switch to Slack and search for author / title / keyword to find the entry from the newsletter. A direct link might help I guess 🙂