Set the language
The program supports two languages, English and Slovenian. To change the
language select 'Language' from the main menu and select 'English' or
'Slovenski'. You can also change language by clicking appropriate icons
on the main toolbar.
Set e-mail user settings
The most important task is to correctly set the user e-mail settings. If
these setting are wrong, the program most likely won't be able to send any
You can set the settings by selecting 'Settings' from the mail menu or by clicking
the 'Change user settings' icon in the toolbar. A new window will open, allowing
you to enter the details about you and your e-mail account. Enter your name
and your e-mail address. These two will be seen to the recipient of each message
that you send. Then enter the information about your e-mail account. Enter
the address of your outgoing mail server (SMTP server) and the port that it
uses (default is 25, but you can change it). In the 'User Name' field enter
the user name that is used to connect to the outgoing mail server. Note that
SMTP server that you use mustn't demand user authentication with a digital
certificate or password. If your SMTP server demands a password, you will have
to select another provider in order to use the program.
If you don't know this data
or if you aren't sure if it is correct please ask your internet service provider
(ISP) for help.
In the 'Character set' field you can enter the desired character set, in which
all e-mails will be sent. Note: this is valid only for message body, not for
If your SMTP server uses some advanced spam control, you can avoid flushing
th eserver by setting the 'Delay between mails' field. By setting this field
you tell the program to wait before sending another e-mail message. The value
has to be entered in seconds. Default is 0 seceonds, which means that the next
e-mail will be sent right after the one before. If this setting works for you,
Selecting the recipients
You can input the recipients in more then one way:
Enter them one by one into the 'To:' field. Make sure that the address
is correct. When you enter it, press Enter key or 'To:' button so that the
address will more to the upper field.
Load a list from file. The file has to be text file in which there are
only e-mail addresses. Each address should be in separate line and there
should be no empty lines in the list.
You can delete recipents from the list as well. Select a recipient and press
'Del' key on your keyboard.
If you want to delete all the recipients
from the list, right click on th elist and select 'Remove all addresses' from
the popo-up menu. Alternative way of doing the same is by selecting 'Clear
recipient list' from the 'File' menu.
If you want to save the created list for next use, you can do that as well.
From the main menu select 'File' and 'Save recipient list'. The list will
be saved as plain text file to the file and folder of your choice.
Importing recipients from Outlook:
If you have your contacts in Outlook it is possible to export them so that
you can use them in Mihov Mail Sender. Follow the procedure below:
1. Open Outlook.
2. Open Address book (Tools->Address Book)
3. Select File->Export->Address Book on the mail menu
4. Click on Text file (comma separated values) and then on the Export button
5. Click on the 'browse' button where you will see in which folder you will save
6. Enter a filename, for example 'emails.txt' - remember in which folder you
7. Under a file name there should be an option to select File type - select Text
7a. If the program asks you (or gives you an option) select something like 'one
contact per line' or 'each contact in separate line'
8. Select only the field e-mail. Other fields must be unchecked for proper export
(even field Name!).
9. Click on the finish button.
Now the address book should be properly exported. Now you run Mihov Mail
1. Click on the icon with a folder and '@' sign (Or 'File->Open recipient
file' from the main menu).
2. Select the file that you saved before (email.txt)
3. The addresses should be listed above the To: filed.
4. Move to the first address by scrolling up - if it is not an address but
something like the text 'e-mail address' then click on it once (to select it)
and press 'Del' on your keyboard.
If you are using another mail client you can use similar procedure then
described above, just follow the user manual or help file to achieve the
First enter the subject of the message in the 'Subject:' field. Then enter
the message itself to the filed bellow. You can write plain text messages
(recommended) or choose to send HTML formatted messages. Choose this by selecting
'Send message as' property right to the 'Subject' field. Please note that
if you wish to send HTML messages you have to write them in HTML. Copying
and pasting already formatted text is not supported and will result in funny
looking plain text. If you want to preview what you have written in a browser,
select 'File' and 'Preview HTML message'. The message will open in your default
Another way of inputing the message is by opening a text file from your
hard disk. Go to main menu 'File' and 'Open message file'. You will be prompted
to browse for a text file.
The text you have written can be saved to a text file as well. Navigate
to main menu 'File' and 'Save message' and select the desired file name and
folder where you want to save the file.
You can add one attachment per message. Simply click 'Add attachment' button
and browse the file you want to add to the message. File name of the selected
file will be printed out next to the 'Add attachment' button and it can
not be edited. If you want to remove the selected attachment, click the
'X' icon next to the file name.
Please note that if you delete, move or renamethe file that you have attached
before you send the message the file will not be sent with the e-mail.
When the recipients, the message and an attachment are OK, you can simply
send the message by clicking the 'Send' button in the main toolbar or by selecting
'File' and 'Send message' in the main menu. A new window will open where you
will be able to track the e-mails as they are being sent.
The program automatically logs all the activity to a log. Log consists of date
and time of the event and e-mail address of each mail being sent. The log
is stored in the program folder (the same folder where you selected to
install the program) under the name of 'log.txt'. The log is plain text file, so you
can open and examine it even with Notepad or another simple text editor.
Registering the program Mihov Mail Sender is shareware. This means that you may
test it for 30 days. After 30 days you have to
register the program (buy it) or remove it from your computer. You can register
the program online via a secure server. You can find a link with more information
at http://www.mailsender.info/order.php or directly
at the SWREG service, that handles registration via this link:
Troubleshooting The program can return several error messages that should help
you identify the problem and solve it. The error messages will be written to
the status bar of the program.
1. You are not connected to the internet.
Connect to the internet first, than try to send messages!
2. You typed the information wrong.
Double-check the settings!
3. You are behind firewall (proxy server).
The program does not support proxys. Sorry.
4. Your mail server needs password user authentication.
The program does not support such servers at this time!
Recipient not found.
Sometimes your mail
server refuses the message because the recipient wasn't
found in his internal directory. It means that it knows, that this address doesn't
(or couldn't exist) and it refuses the message right away, even before it could
get sent and before it would bounce back to your inbox as usualy.
When this happens the program cancels all activities which
means it stops sending other messages, too. To fix this, delete the 'wrong' address
and continue sending the messages.
You can download the latest version of the program from the programs
web page located at http://www.mailsender.info
. If you would like to try other programs written by me, check
my freeware web page at http://www.mihov.com/sw/
. On this address you can also find the program description in many
I am keeping a list of users e-mail addresses and when a new version or
update comes out I send everyone a short note. If you want to subscribe
list go to http://www.mailsender.info/list.php
and enter your real e-mail address.
If you want to check if you are using the latest version of the program
check the programs web page or visit the update center at http://update.mihov.com.
How can you help?
Spread the word about the program.
If you know someone who might need such a program, send them
the link to the programs web site at
http://www.mailsender.info/ and suggest them to download the
If you know a publisher of a computer magazine or if you
are one, suggest publishing a review of the program in the magazine.
To save my time, more experienced users can help
users who encounter problems. Log into the forum at http://forum.mihov.com and try to
answer some questions. This way you will be known as an 'expert' and
will feel good that you can help someone who needs help.
Send me a postcard and tell me that you appreciate what I
do (you can get my address here
). You can also send me a real letter and add your picture in there!
But please don't send me e-cards or e-mails since my mailbox is already
full all the time - if you want to say thanks on-line, use the forum.