Acelle – Email Marketing Web Application

$64.00 (as of December 2, 2020, 8:04 am)


Acelle Mail – current version 4.0.21 LTS (November, 11th 2020)

Acelle Mail is a self hosted, open source, full-featured and easy to use Email Marketing Web Application written in PHP / Laravel that permits you to send high-volume marketing emails via your own server or through other email service (SMTP) providers.

Acelle Mail comes as a fully open source product. Install Acelle on your own web server and You’ll use marketing/transaction emails without any limitation. You’ll get rid of expensive email services like Mailchimp, ActiveCampaign… as now You’ll have full control over the entire system of your own. Acelle can be configured to send email through your own SMTP servers like Postfix, Exim, Sendmail or Qmail. It can also integrate with other email service providers like Mailgun, SendGrid, SparkPost, ElasticEmail or Amazon SES.

Acelle is also designed as a SaaS platform, allowing you to manage and sell your email services to the others. See how Acelle Mail works:

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With version 4.0, Acelle Mail now supports Zapier, an integration service which lets you, in turn, integrate and sync with almost everything! Version 4.0 also comes with an entirely new Automation workflow allowing you to visually design your marketing strategy

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With the fresh new design, now You’ll at all times assess your overall campaign performance by looking at verious insight reports for users engagement, click-to-open ratio, bounce/feedback rate, etc. as well as track individual contact response to your marketing campaign.

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NEWS! [Aug-24] An entirely new Drag & Drop editor is now included in Acelle Mail. Making beautiful emails is easier than ever!

NEWS! [Aug-12] Acelle Mail is now on Laravel 5.8. We manage our best to keep up-to-date with the latest version of PHP Laravel framework even as still supporting users who are on older versions of PHP. We have development editions of Acelle in Laravel 6.x and Laravel 7.x which will be launched in early 2021!

NEWS! [Aug-08] Acelle Mail is now powered with Stripe recurring billing feature which allows automatically charging your users’ credit card for every billing cycle.

NEWS! [Jan-07] Acelle Mail 4.0 is out! powered with great new features such as visual automation designer, auto/recurring billing for SaaS, new email builder, etc.


NEWS! [May-20] Acelle Mail is now available supported by Zapier – an integration service that lets you connect with almost everything from your Gmail contacts to your CRM system. Try Acelle Mail + Zapier now!.

NEWS! [Jan-13] Acelle Mail v3.0.19-rc22 is now available for download, this is the last version of Acelle 3. From now on we move forward to Acelle 4 with awesome new features.

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What is Zapier? Zapier is an online automation tool that connects your favorite apps, such as Gmail, Slack, MailChimp, and over 1,000 more. You’ll connect two or more apps to automate repetitive tasks without coding or relying on developers to build the integration

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NEWS! [Nov-12] Acelle Mail v3.0.19 is now available for download. The new version comes with some minor changes as well as bug fixes. Please check out the CHANGELOG included in the software package for the details.

NEWS! [Feb-10] We are proud to announce a new Acelle Mail’s add-on: Acelle Connect©, a WordPress plugin which helps keep your WordPress contacts synchronized with your mail list. Check it out…

NEWS! [Feb-03] Acelle Mail v3.0.14 is now available for download. The new version comes with some minor changes as well as bug fixes. Please check out the CHANGELOG included in the software package for the details.

NEWS! [Jan-11] Acelle Mail now supports Paddle along with most payment gateways like PayPal, Stripe, Braintree, Credit Card… Payment is made easier than ever. If you are new to Paddle, check it out here

IMPORTANT! it is recommended that you install Acelle Mail on a dedicated server or VPS. A shared hosting environment lacks certain advanced features that are required for working with emails. Also, Linux environment is required as we do not support Windows yet.

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Complete lists & subscribers management

Manage lists & subscribers easily with Acelle:

  • Mass import subscribers from Excel or CSV

  • Single/double opt-in support

  • Custom subscribe/unsubscribe confirmation page

  • Autoresponder for subscriber welcome/goodbye emails

  • List segmentation support

Delivery tracking & statistics reporting

Track delivery of every single email sent out from Acelle. You’ll at all times find out whether or not your emails reach subscribers’ inbox. Opens / clicks / bounces / complaints are automatically recorded and are visualized using interactive charts & data table. Acelle’s different types of report give you lots of valuable information to help you improve your campaigns going forward.


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Easy integration with SMTP or 3rd services

Acelle can be configured to send email directly from your own SMTP server so to now get away from expensive email services like Mailchimp, ActiveCampaign, etc. Install Acelle on your server and you have control over the whole system from front-end web to the sendmail backend. You have unlimited access to any functionality.

Acelle also comes with built-in support for sending email from 3rd service providers like Amazon SES, SendGrid, Mailgun, ElasticEmail, SparkPost or any SMTP service provider.

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Automation & Auto-responder features allow you to automatically or conditionally send email campaigns to your list or individuals in response to several types of events:

  • List subscription
  • List unsubscription
  • Subscriber’s birthday
  • Subscriber’s custom criteria. i.e. quota exceeding, balance falling below minimum, package plan expiration, etc.
  • More…

You’ll also configure the application to automatically follow up an email when it is opened / clicked by the recipient. Just setup your Automation/Auto-responder once and have emails automatically sent for you.

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Custom Tracking Domain

Custom tracking domain is an advanced delivery option offered by Acelle Mail. Have all your email links rewritten with your own brand’s domain, meaning your sender reputation is completely your own. This greatly improves your email reputation and deliverability.

Quick & easy RESTful API

Acelle provides RESTful API which is based on simple HTTP POST/GET requests. We make it easy and quick to integrate Acelle sending capability with your own websites or applications. Our API lets you add / import contacts from other applications so to keep your mail list synchronized and up-to-date.

API docs

Advanced email template builder

Acelle Mail comes with an advanced Email Template Builder as well as dozens of pre-built email templates/layouts for you to start on

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Designed as an SaaS framework

Acelle Mail is also designed as a SaaS (Software As A Service) platform that enables you to manage and sell your email service to your users

  • Manage service package plans
  • Manage customers & subscriptions
  • Braintree payment gateway integration
  • Stripe payment gateway integration
  • Accept payment via PayPal or Credit Card
  • Advanced quota & throttling management
  • Automatic recurring billing / charging

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Email verification

Email verification will ensure that your email list is clean and duly validated which helps reduce bounce back and protect your sending reputation.
Using Acelle Mail, You’ll verify your mail lists by connecting to 3rd party services like,
Once verified, your email addresses will be tagged with appropriate status of “Deliverable”, “Undeliverable”, “Risky”. You’re going to enjoy peace of mind because you are only sending emails to the real users with real mailboxes.

Live upgrade support

Acelle Mail comes with the Upgrade Manager dashboard which lets you easily upgrade to any newer version (we make new releases on a weekly/monthly basis).
You’ll keep yourself up-to-date without having to back up and reinstall, all users’ data are retained.

Fully responsive!

Acelle is made fully responsive. You’ll access Acelle webapp using any device from yourPC, tablet or smartphone.

Available documentation

Checkout the documentation included in the source to install Acelle Mail on your server. We also provide step-by-step guidelines for cPanel/Plesk users. If you are new to email marketing, we have a Getting Started section to help you create your first email marketing campaign with Acelle Mail.

Embed subscription form to your own website

We support embedding subscription form to collect subscribers for your campaign. That is, after creating a mailing list, You’ll design and customize the subscription sign-up form for the list and embed it on your own website, your own brand and look-and-feel.

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Mass newsletters sending made easy!

Acelle supports multi-threading so to send millions of email everyday. Acelle also supports auto scheduling your email campaigns.

Powerful language & translation support

Acelle comes with complete support for internationalization and localization. You’ll choose the most well liked language for your application. We make it easy that You’ll also create your own language and edit any text appearing on the website to make it your own brand!

Room for customization!

Acelle is written in clean PHP code, based on the Laravel framework. This makes it easy to extend or customize any part of the webapp. You’ll also write and embed your own PHP component.

Clean and elegant design!

Inspired by Mailchimp, we try to make the work flow clean and relevant to users. You’ll really enjoy working with your campaigns.

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Multiple themes available!

Acelle comes with several themes for you to select: dark / light / red / blue / green / pink / brown. You’ll choose custom themes for every user. You’ll also extend the standard CSS to build your own theme & layout.

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Take a look at the screenshots or try our LIVE demo application to explore more

Release Notes


4.0.21 / 2020-11-11
 * Added: full support for SendGrid web API & SMTP
 * Added: Zapier integration with more options
 * Added: automatic retry of failed delivery
 * Added: system error notification in admin area
 * Added: spam check with Spamassassin
 * Added: auto detection of multi-thread support
 * Added: full utf8mb4 support
 * Fixed: SSL support for bounce handler
 * Fixed: bounce handlers and IMAP servers integration improved
 * Fixed: open/click tracking not working correctly
 * Fixed: bounce detection with more accurate classification
 * Fixed: click issue with legacy campaigns
 * Fixed: better multi-threading performance
 * Fixed: socket issue on old OS
 * Fixed: encoding issue with ISO content


3.0.20 / 2020-06-12

 * Added: support email verification service
 * Added: compatibility with open_basedir
 * Added: support verification service
 * Added: support verification service
 * Fixed: memory outage issue with GeoIP
 * Fixed: orphan administrator accounts not loading
 * Fixed: no longer use socket_create function
 * Fixed: verify sender identity against AWS
 * Fixed: SSL issue with email verification


3.0.19 / 2020-02-25

 * Added: list subscription notification
 * Added: verify subscriber email
 * Added: sender verification
 * Added: built-in GeoIP service
 * Changed: require PHP 5.6.4 or higher
 * Fixed: cannot update system SMTP settings in certain cases
 * Fixed: automation not triggered for list subscription
 * Fixed: redirect issue for subscription form
 * Fixed: favicon not showing up correctly on IE
 * Fixed: integration issue
 * Fixed: wrong stats showing up in user dashboard
 * Fixed: PayPal integration issue with JPY
 * Fixed: alignment issue with email builder


3.0.18 / 2019-09-05

 * Added: upgrade to Laravel 5.4 (support PHP >=5.6)
 * Added: blacklist recorded for failed subscription
 * Added: switch to MySQL utf8mb4
 * Added: better 404 handling
 * Added: re-send confirmation email
 * Added: CronJob notification
 * Added: support RTL email editor
 * Fixed: contacts' status not translated in export
 * Fixed: security for template webroot
 * Fixed: error with GeoIP tracking
 * Fixed: XSS vulnerability
 * Fixed: better MySQL UIID
 * Fixed: invalid PHP CLI detected
 * Fixed: create mail list API
 * Fixed: automation performance


3.0.17 / 2019-08-01

 * Added: support changing DKIM selector
 * Added: choose sending server's default FROM header
 * Fixed: embedded form broken
 * Fixed: date/time field issue
 * Fixed: import cancel issue
 * Fixed: export UID and STATUS values
 * Fixed: XSS thread with campaign email


3.0.16 / 2019-07-01

 * Added: domain verification
 * Added: DKIM verification
 * Added: SPF verification
 * Added: support tracking domain
 * Fixed: campaign does not send to all contacts
 * Fixed: upload manager fails to check file size


3.0.15 / 2019-05-01

 * Fixed: compatibility issue
 * Fixed: AWS SNS rate limit issue
 * Fixed: import issue with uppercase email address
 * Fixed: automation issue with unsubscribed contacts
 * Fixed: feedback log not showing up correctly
 * Fixed: Reply-To header is now required for SendGrid
 * Fixed: moving subscribers issue
 * Fixed: subscribers filtering issue
 * Fixed: Return-Path header not set correctly
 * Changed: remove plain text online viewer


3.0.14 / 2019-02-03

 * Fixed: PHP CLI checker does not work correctly
 * Fixed: verification result is not correct
 * Fixed: blacklisting may not work correctly
 * Fixed: "flat array" issue
 * Fixed: SendGrid feedback handling issue
 * Added: support cloning plan
 * Added: support file attachment for campaign email
 * Added: export segment
 * Added: integated with verification service
 * Added: support verification service
 * Added: support changing font-size for email editor


3.0.13 / 2018-12-31

 * Fixed: JS issue with embedded form
 * Fixed: subscriber listing API does not work correctly
 * Fixed: SSL verification issue for system email
 * Fixed: double subscription
 * Fixed: quota tracker issue resulting in invalid credit deduction
 * Fixed: do not send automation emails to unsubscribers
 * Fixed: permission error even as importing subscribers
 * Added: support for PayUMoney
 * Added: support uploading subscriber image
 * Added: auto convert ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 even as importing subscribers


3.0.11 / 2018-8-25

 * Fixed: suppress PHP warning messages from the UI
 * Fixed: intermittent issue with automation trigger for list-subscription
 * Added: support Paddle payment gateway


3.0.10 / 2018-08-22

 * Fixed: payment issue with Stripe/Braintree
 * Fixed: tax billing information is configurable, no longer compulsory
 * Fixed: license verification does not work in certain cases
 * Fixed: speed up campaigns listing
 * Fixed: speed up subscribers counting
 * Fixed: automation trigger for date in the past
 * Fixed: reduce the number of SQL queries
 * Fixed: retain custom translation when upgrading
 * Added: allow resending a campaign
 * Added: support SendGrid subuser
 * Added: support sending a campaign again
 * Added: support service
 * Added: support importing subscribers via CLI


3.0.9 / 2018-07-13

 * Fixed: bounced emails not added to blacklist
 * Fixed: Reply-To header not correctly set for SendGrid and ElasticEmail
 * Fixed: support Elastic unsubscribe tag
 * Added: include Portuguese translation
 * Added: speed up list loading
 * Added: support testing bounce/feedback handlers
 * Added: support sending a test email for sending server
 * Added: display the generated DKIM DNS record for sending domain
 * Added: reduce the tracking log size for faster delivery
 * Added: allow accessing the webapp from root directory
 * Added: support copying templates

3.0.8 / 2018-06-29

 * Fixed: bounced email not added to blacklist
 * Fixed: make sure confirmation email be triggered
 * Added: reduce memory usage even as sending
 * Added: speed up page load in general
 * Added: font selection support for email template
 * Added: speed up automation page load
 * Added: speed up subscribers listing

3.0.7 / 2018-06-19

 * Fixed: message-id cannot be retrieved in bounced message
 * Fixed: JS error showing up in the edit template page
 * Fixed: lagging image/video in the email editor
 * Fixed: thumbnail not showing up correctly
 * Fixed: user cannot subscribe to certain plans
 * Fixed: speed up the customers list view

3.0.1 / 2018-05-11

 * Added: integration with email verification service
 * Added: integration with email verification service
 * Added: upgrade manager - allow upgrading directly from the admin dashboard
 * Added: email web viewer (through the WEB_VIEW_URL tag)
 * Added: table features for email builder
 * Fixed: plain text campaign issue with ElasticEmail


3.0.0-p1 / 2018-04-11

 * Added: service plan management
 * Added: registration for visitor
 * Added: payment integration with Braintree (for Paypal and credit card)
 * Added: sending throttling setting
 * Added: subscription management
 * Added: customer management
 * Added: more flexible role based access control
 * Added: license verification
 * Added: clean up sending server's send() function
 * Added: more intuitive description on the UI
 * Added: support sending email through SparkPost API
 * Added: reduce memory usage by 40% for sending to 1M subscribers
 * Added: support file update via API
 * Added: better built-in  Spanish translation
 * Changed: suppress error messages in laravel.log
 * Fixed: import issue with non-break spaces
 * Fixed: check/uncheck sending server in Group Edit page
 * Fixed: feedback handling with ElasticEmail
 * Fixed: reduce subscribers list request size
 * Fixed: bounce handling issue: cannot retrieve message ID in certain cases
 * Fixed: automation sending duplicate follow-up email


2.2.0-p13 / 2018-03-15

 * Added: support more caching to speed up page loading
 * Added: better compatibility check
 * Added: better Message-Id generation, to avoid conflict
 * Added: improve list importing performance
 * Added: more API support, allow retrieving list's fields
 * Added: follow up campaign email when it is not opened/clicked
 * Added: new quota tracking system that supports multi-process
 * Fixed: inconsistent Open map
 * Fixed: inconsistent SendGrid bounce report
 * Fixed: inconsistent sending statistics
 * Fixed: email header Return-Path not properly setup
 * Fixed: campaign status not correctly set

2.2.0-p1 / 2018-01-08

 * Fixed: mail list export compatibility issue on certain systems
 * Fixed: cannot delete out-dated campaigns
 * Fixed: php-curl compatibility issue
 * Fixed: improve subscribers import performance
 * Fixed: PHP 7.1 compatibility issues
 * Changed: php-xml is now required
 * Changed: refractor of the system jobs
 * Changed: only one cronjob is required
 * Added: support automation/autorespond functionality


2.0.4-p26 / 2017-11-08

 * Added: send a test email of campaign
 * Added: better internationalization support: allow creating new language
 * Added: better internationalization support: support custom translation
 * Changed: support running several campaigns at the same time
 * Fixed: certain encoding may cause corrupt links
 * Changed: default user policy change
 * Fixed: subscriber import does not work well with async
 * Fixed: runtime-message-id with extra invisible space
 * Fixed: directory permission checking error
 * Fixed: campaign's wrong subscribers count in certain cases
 * Fixed: config cache with invalid values

2.0.4-p23 / 2017-10-23

 * Added: ElasticEmail API/SMTP support
 * Fixed: reduce the delay time when sending email through SMTP
 * Changed: delivery server encryption method is no longer required
 * Added: create-user API
 * Added: quick login support
 * Added: copy campaign
 * Fixed: detect more environment dependencies when installing
 * Fixed: layout crashes for old IE browser
 * Fixed: application crashes when mbstring is missing
 * Fixed: chart view issues on MS Edge
 * Fixed: installation wizard compatibility issue
 * Added: drag & drop email builder
 * Fixed: certain types of links are not tracked

2.0.4-p18 / 2017-10-02

 * Fixed: open tracking causes broken image in email content
 * Fixed intermittent issues with bar chart in Safari
 * Changed click-to-open ratio is now based on open count
 * Fixed listing sometimes crashes due to slow internet connection
 * Fixed do not allow users to enter invalid IMAP encryption method
 * Fixed list import intermittent issue for ISO encoded CSV
 * Added pie chart visualization for top countries by open
 * Added pie chart visualization for top countries by click
 * Updated text & hints on the UI
 * Changed dashboard UI now contains more information
 * Changed click-rate is no longer computed based on specific URL

2.0.4 / 2017-09-13

This is the first publicly released version of Acelle Mail webapp (which was previously Turbo Mail 1.x, a private project at National Information System institute)

 * Fixed better compatibility with MS Edge browser
 * Multi-process support for sending large amounts of email
 * Added Mailgun API/SMTP integration full support
 * Added embeded form customization support
 * Added email extra headers for better RFC compliance
 * Added template gallery & template customization support


* DKIM singing support for out-going message
* Better integration with Amazon SES
* Template preview support
* Refractor of quota system
* Bounce logging with more information

Show cases

The campaign dashboard view by administrator. This is the page where You’ll overview the statistics of all campaigns and mail lists, evaluate the overall success of your campaigns.

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Campaign statistics view: monitor your emails’ delivery as well as your campaign performance (list growth, click-to-open ratio, etc.)

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