PutYourLightsOn - Ben Croker

3rd Party (Commercial)
Current Version: 1.9.3
Minimum EE Version: 2.6.0
Release Date: Mar 30, 2015

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EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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FireMail improves the way you send emails from your control panel. It is both an email manager and tracker in one.

The built-in email tool in EE found under Tools > Communicate is sufficient for simple email sending, but it lacks many important features. In addition, the changes in EE 2 mean that developers will not be able to customise or add features to it.

FireMail is a complete email tool that replaces the Communicate tab, but that reuses the best of EE’s built-in email libraries. It adds a WYSIWYG editor when composing emails, supports batch sending for sending of mass mails, and allows you to track opens, clicks and unsubscribes resulting from any email you send.

How It Works

The main screen of FireMail shows you all of the emails that have been sent out (including those sent from the Communicate tab), as well as the number of people that have clicked on a link in the email and the click-through rate.

Every email that was sent from FireMail has relevant statistics that can help you measure your email’s success in real-time. The individual statistics are:

  • Unique Opens: the number of people who opened the email (see notes about opens below)
  • Clicks: the number of people who clicked on a link in the email
  • Unsubscribed: the number of people who unsubscribed from a mailing list using the unsubscribe link in the email
  • Unopened: the number of people who did not open the email (how dare they!)
  • The line graph displays opens and clicks in the first 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours, week and month.

The top links that were clicked on in the email are also displayed. A full report shows the links along with the index of each link (the position of the link in the email as the same link can appear multiple times in the same email) and the number of clicks.

Emails can be sent with FireMail in a more email-like fashion than on the Communicate tab. A WYSIWYG email editor is included to help you get the look and feel you want. EE tags can be used and emails can and should be previewed before being sent. Mailing lists and member groups can be added and batch sending is supported (through EE’s normal mail configuration settings).

Templates can be easily imported from EE’s native templates. The templates will be automatically parsed before being put into the editor.

Latest Updates (Full Changelog)

  • Added error reporting and toolbar customisations (v1.9)
  • Added max emails per hour setting and query string (v1.8)
  • Critical stability improvements (v1.7)


FireMail comes with a single-site license which grants you the right to install the add-on on a single site. Each additional installation requires an additional purchased license.
FireMail is covered by the OEM Closed Distribution License (CDL) of CKEditor.

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This entry was created January 14, 2010, 1:36 pm.
This entry was last updated March 30, 2015, 2:57 am.

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11 Reviews:

Forrest 10.22.13

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I searched for some time to find a solution that would give me must more flexibility than the Communicate module in EE. Firemail came as a welcome relief. Excellent support as well. Thanks. Ben.

imagineer 03.12.13

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This is a great addition to any website. Its easy to use and being able to automate your remarketing system makes it easy for my website customers.

Big Steve 04.13.12

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Terrific add-on with fantastic support from the developer.  I had a few issues installing on a ‘closed’ system and Ben worked with me to get me up and running.

cpsadministrator 02.17.12

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Very pleased with the functionality and ease of implementation and use of this add-on.  We hit the ground running with it and haven’t looked back. Highly recommend for orgs with limited on-staff tech knowledge.

lehrerfreund 01.24.12

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I can’t judge if the technology is brilliant and if the stats are correct. But it works very good; very smooth backend-integration, nice reports about clicked links, auto-fill in case of no-html, seeing how much unsubscribed ....
My full recommendation!

Lea 01.19.12

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This is a great add-on for those who want to have an easy way to send out newsletters using EE’s excellent templating system, w/ stats baked in! An especially great deal at this price since Ben is a very responsive developer and actually listens to feedback and requests! Recommended!

mithra62 09.22.11

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Firemail’s one of those sleeper add-ons that continues to surprise.

Once it’s installed I was all impressed with the available options, then BAM!, I send a couple emails and the stats just put it over the top with all the details the client wanted. Very nice addition to any site that sends email.

Bjørn Børresen 08.29.11

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This is a great alternative to 3rd party hosted newsletter services: no monthly fees, and everything is integrated into the EE control panel.

I used this on a client website because the client wanted to send out HTML mails + of the possibility to create email templates from them to choose from.

johnniefp 06.08.11

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This really scratched an itch with a customer who did not want to use a another web app but wanted everything within the one system.

An excellent addon and a ‘must use’ for magazine sites.

Benjamin V 04.19.11

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Great add-on, very easy to use even for end clients. Being able to use ee’s templating system is it’s greatest strength imho.

Worth every penny.

bbixby 02.03.11

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Great email addon. Firemail + CKEditor + templates make it awesome + being able to pull in channel content. Like having MailChimp/Campaign Monitor embedded in EE. Would like to see a “save email” to send later option in the future (will gladly pay for it too!).  But for now@$50 it is a great deal!