Is there a way to do your newsletter without Aweber?

by Nina Petrov 17 replies
Hello, I'm really sorry to have to ask this, so I apologise in advance. (I'm a bit of a newbee)

But I've been having a lot of trouble, trying to find a good free autoresponder service. Or at least one that allows you to create actually "real campaigns" like in aweber. I'm trying to find one that would at least allow you to set up a campaign up to say 1000 subscribers at no cost?

Isn't there anything out there like that?

Or is there some way to do it without having to pay a monthly subscription to one of the brand name autoresponder services?

Please help. thanks.
#ad networks (cpm/cpl, display) #aweber #newsletter
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    1000 emails are pretty big for free email autoresponders.

    Have you tried Mailchimp. They have both paid and free services. Free services will help you send emails upto a limit of 2000 subscribers and 13k emails per month.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nina Petrov
      I did but I don't know if they changed there thing or what, but I didn't see anywhere anymore where you're able to set up an actual campaign. I could be wrong but it appears they got rid off that main feature. Now it seems like the way it works is you have to manually go in and do a one off send to everyone. Then then have some kind of a date scheduler thing that I couldn't figure out. But again, it's will send 1 email to "everyone". I guess that's better than nothing. I guess I could try it. Maybe by that time I'll be able to hopefully afford a real service instead. Maybe I should just leave the newsletter alone for now. Then later when I'm making more money (hopefully) then just focus again on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author NetMan
    Hi Nina,

    Drip, is the one you want to use and believe you will be glad your hear that.

    Find, Get Drip dot com, that should make it.

    Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Check out mailerlite.com

    You can have up to 1000 subscribers and send unlimited message, access to all features: FREE

    https://www.mailerlite.com/pricing
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  • Profile picture of the author unipro
    You can check out mailchimp alternative to aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nina Petrov
    well after over a month of searching I found something. It's called SendPulse. I tested it, and I'm using it on my site and it does send. The mail appears to get through okay too. For the drip type sequence campaign you click on "automation", not be confused with the one off sending (manual) which is some link at the top. And the main thing is it's free for the basic and it does basically what aweber does. I just can't believe though how few good competitor there are to aweber. It's nuts.
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    • Profile picture of the author NetMan
      Originally Posted by Nina Petrov View Post

      well after over a month of searching I found something. It's called SendPulse. I tested it, and I'm using it on my site and it does send. The mail appears to get through okay too. For the drip type sequence campaign you click on "automation", not be confused with the one off sending (manual) which is some link at the top. And the main thing is it's free for the basic and it does basically what aweber does. I just can't believe though how few good competitor there are to aweber. It's nuts.
      Awesome Nina!

      Thanks for sharing that finding.

      Regards,
      Andy
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Barbarosa
    You can use also Atomic mail - but you need to buy the software that's cheaper than to pay for aweber
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  • Profile picture of the author bobby_shahzad
    It is a very common problem between email marketers. At some point they get tired of their ESP like aweber who have strict rules.

    Best solution is to have your self hosted autoresponder and channel it through some SMTP relay service like mandrill , mailgun etc

    For self hosted autoresponders, you have options like interspire, mailwizz and sendy

    Choose any company that would install one of these softwares on your server and hook it with smtp relay

    works really great for lot of our customers
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    • Profile picture of the author NetMan
      Originally Posted by bobby_shahzad View Post

      ...

      Best solution is to have your self hosted autoresponder and channel it through some SMTP relay service like mandrill , mailgun etc

      ...
      Plus you save TONS of cash in monthly sending costs and it's the only way to NOT have your account shut down at ANY time the ESP chooses to for "some reason" ...

      maiwizz is actually top of the line for many reasons, like parallel sending from multiple SMTP services at the same time. and much more...

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  • Profile picture of the author AffPub
    hey...am also using Aweber and i dont know how to add these email start with info, contact, admin. if anyone know pls give me some suggestion.

    and autoresponder service is available in Aweber
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  • Profile picture of the author Nina Petrov
    I'm back to square one. Sendpulse and mailerlite both don't allow anything to do with network marketing. What a pain.
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  • I just can't believe though how few good competitor there are to aweber. It's nuts.
    There are actually hundreds of competitors. What are you looking for and how much do you want to spend. Have you looked at Sendy or EasySendy (different companies)
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  • Profile picture of the author rubyrailsninja
    Hi,

    it's not very difficult to make an auto responder in a rails webapp using delayed_job and action_mailer
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  • Profile picture of the author dralex
    Easy: use GoodNews plugin for WordPress.

    It is completely free and gives you unlimited newsletters, unlimited, lists, unlimited users, and unlimited autoresponders.

    ...and unlike Aweber, you're 100% in control.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    You can try also sendlane its only 10$ per month and you can send to 1000 emails autoresponder
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  • Profile picture of the author orezzoli
    Your first option could be Mailrelay. With them you can send up to 75k emails for 15k subscribers for free.

    https://mailrelay.com/en

    I used them before, they have a great service, the only problem is that you need to configure some things in your server, like spf and dkim.

    Once you do that you are good to go. And believe it or not, now they have better features than Aweber.

    https://mailrelay.com/en/features

    Your second option, is to set a mass mailing server. You can find a lot of info about it on Google, this will give you some advantages, like never paying again for subscribers, and some other things you will find out

    You can start your research here:
    https://www.hmailserver.com/
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