While the communications plan option that Populi has available is very useful, having the emails limited to text-only is very problematic. Most schools use rich html-based emails to contact prospective students, applicants, etc. but there is no way to do this through Populi. A simple solution would be to allow integration with a html-email client such as MailChimp so that institutions that are already using these clients can continue to do so without the hassle of trying to figure out how to add Populi email addresses to MailChimp. In our case, integration would be better than Populi creating its own html editor--we already have all of the emails designed in another email management system; if Populi creates its own HTML editor, we will have to set up an entirely new system which is extremely time consuming.
HTML Emails/MailChimp Integration