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An add-on for Plone

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This product allows the complete management of a newsletter.


New Content-type

  • Channel

    • Totally customizable because it is possible to set a header, a footer and CSS styles. This fields allows to uniform template of email that will be sent from one channel.

    • content type that inherit from folder content.

  • Message

    • content type that inherit from folder content.

Portlet and Tile

The product provide a portlet and a tile for user subscribe.

Form for user subscribe have an email field and is protected for spam with collective.honeypot.

User Management

Allows complete management of user.

  • Add user from admin setting

  • Delete user from admin setting

  • Import users directly from CSV file

  • Export users directly to CSV file

  • Delete a group of user directly from CSV file

  • Subscribe users

  • Unsubscribe users

Advanced Features

Customize how to send your newsletter

By default, this product send all the emails through the standard plone mailer. The actual sending mechanism is handled by an adapter (a multi-adapter):


To change this default activity, you can create a new Plone add-on that register a new adapter with a more specific layer (e.g. use the browser layer of the new add-on) and override the sendMessage method as you wish.

rer.newsletterplugin.flask is an example of plugin with a custom sender. It uses an external Flask app to send emails.

Advanced security

New permissions have been added for the management of the Newsletter:

  • rer.newsletter: Add Channel

  • rer.newsletter: Add Message

  • rer.newsletter: Manage Newsletter

  • rer.newsletter: Send Newsletter

This permission are assigned to Manager and Site Administrator. There is also a new role, Gestore Newsletter, which has permissions for all possible operations on newsletter.

Bot protection

This product use collective.honeypot to prevent bot submissions.

You just need to set two environment variables:

  • EXTRA_PROTECTED_ACTIONS customer-satisfaction-add


xxx should be a field name that bot should compile.

If you get hacked, you could simply change that variable.

Subscriptions cleanup

There is a view (@@delete_expired_users) that delete all users that not have confirmed subscription to a channel in time.

You can set subscription token validity from the product’s control panel.

Inside the settings of the product there is a field that allows you to set validity time of the channel subscription token.


Install rer.newsletter by adding it to your buildout:



eggs =

and then running bin/buildout


This product has been tested on Plone 6 with volto integration.


Developed with the support of Regione Emilia Romagna;

Regione Emilia Romagna supports the PloneGov initiative.


This product was developed by RedTurtle Technology team.

RedTurtle Technology Site



3.0.1 (2023-09-06)

  • newsletter subscribe and unsubscribe email templates [pnicolli]

3.0.0 (2023-08-09)

  • release [eikichi18]

2.0.0a4 (2023-07-26)

  • Fixed resources with module federation for Plone 6 support [pnicolli,sabrina-bongiovanni,eikichi18]

2.0.0a3 (2023-07-21)

  • Adapt management buttons for Plone 6 [pnicolli]

2.0.0a2 (2023-03-16)

  • Updated subheader template [pnicolli]

2.0.0a1 (2023-03-14)

  • added restapi services for Volto usage

  • fixed results for unsubscribe service

  • italian translation

  • remove CSRFProtection when call services

  • fix email validation when mailinglist are imported

  • using preview_image instead of lead image in newsletter shippable collection

  • Remove subtitle (h4) in nl template and preview

1.2.0 (2023-01-25)

  • Remove recaptha usage in the channel subscribe form, will be used honeypot instead. [foxtrot-dfm1]

1.1.2 (2022-05-12)

  • Improve error handling messages in massive user import. [cekk]

1.1.1 (2021-11-11)

  • Fix encoding in [cekk]

1.1.0 (2021-06-10)

  • Use mail validator from portal_registration. [cekk]

1.0.7 (2021-01-28)

  • Fix logic in delete expired users view. [cekk]

1.0.6 (2020-12-18)

  • Handle “running” state in status table for long queues. [cekk]

1.0.5 (2020-11-25)

  • Fix upgrade step. [cekk]

1.0.4 (2020-11-12)

  • Fix encoding for the channel title. [daniele]

1.0.3 (2020-11-06)

  • Handle mail not found in subscribe form. [cekk]

1.0.2 (2020-08-18)

  • Styles for newsletter subscription modal

  • Fix cancel button moving when in error state [nzambello]

1.0.1 (2020-07-27)

  • Remove direct dependency to collective.taskqueue. [cekk]

1.0.0 (2020-07-21)

  • Heavy refactoring to support different send methods from adapters. [cekk]

0.4.0 (2020-04-21)

  • Fixed subscribers import in Python3. [daniele]

  • Fixed RichText behavior name in types definition. [daniele]

  • Fix initializedModal.js to correctly support tiles loading [nzambello]

0.3.0 (2020-03-07)

  • Python 3 compatibility. [cekk]

0.2.0 (2019-04-01)

  • Fix initializedModal.js to support new functionality in tilesmanagement: anonymous always load a static version of tiles list. [cekk]

0.1.12 (2019-01-30)

  • Added shippable collection.

  • Fixed template for shippable collection.

  • Fixed search object for channel history view. [eikichi18]

  • a11y: added role attribute for portalMessage [nzambello]

0.1.11 (2018-09-27)

  • Fix ascii encode problem on site name. [eikichi18]

0.1.10 (2018-09-27)

  • Added number of removed user on delete_expired_users view.

  • Removed layer for delete_expired_users view.

  • Fixed view for delete expired users. [eikichi18]

0.1.9 (2018-09-20)

  • Fixed modal timeout [eikichi18]

0.1.8 (2018-07-19)

  • Added Redis for asynchronous task

  • Fixed label of close button on subscription modal

  • Added Translatation

  • Fixed the way in which it takes the title of the site

  • Added content rules for user subscription and unsubscription [eikichi18]

0.1.7 (2018-06-19)

  • Fixed buildout [eikichi18]

0.1.6 (2018-06-19)

  • Fixed some minor label [eikichi18]

0.1.5 (2018-05-25)

  • fixed default profile in upgrade step [eikichi18]

0.1.4 (2018-05-23)

  • upgrade step to fix bundle for initializedModal.js [eikichi18]

0.1.3 (2018-05-23)

  • Fixed accessibility problem on subscribe/unsubscribe modal for IE. [eikichi18]

0.1.2 (2018-03-15)

  • Fixed accessibility and style for subscribe/unsubscribe modal. [eikichi18]

0.1.1 (2018-03-02)

  • Fixed doc. [eikichi18]

0.1.0 (2018-03-02)

  • Initial release. [eikichi18]

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