YES!!! This is a HUGE problem for us. Blackbaud has this ability on their own emails, so why can't that same technology be used in their own products?
Yes, this needs to be addressed ASAP. You've designed Etap to track different segments, but you won't allow for specific opt-outs on emails?! We have volunteers that subscribe to a volunteer news and donors that subscribe to the volunteer news and general newsletter - if the donor decides that don't want the volunteer news - they opt -out and we don't send the newsletter with its response card. This is COSTING us money. Please fix!
YES! This would be a great help!
is it time for a rethink yet? ..considering the changes about to be made to the law in this regard
I would add to this great idea, that it would be nice to add a field for why they opted out.
YES, many of our constituents do not want the event emails but do want the research updates but we have to explain it is an all or nothing proposition. They are usually very unhappy.
A possible solution is to look at third-party email marketing software like Constant Contact or MailChimp (or another provider like AWeber, Emma, ActiveCampaign, and others). Most of these providers offer the option to select email preferences as a standard feature like your request states.
There are also some options for integrating email marketing software with eTapestry.
If you want to take a look at MailChimp integration with eTapestry, here are some resources.
Please consider seriously incorporating this change. It would make eTapestry email function much more useful.
With changes through GDPR, what we want are opt-ins for certain mailing lists, to try and keep people engaged with what they are interested in. Might be best to open another chain on the idea strand for this one, as things are changing to meet the new data protection requirements in EU.
Additionally, when donors opt-out of publications they are thus opted out of receiving ereceipts.
You won't be notified about changes to this idea.