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Old 07-12-2009, 10:56 AM   #1
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Default GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

I know these are like the top three, but the first two are significantly more expensive per contact levels than the third.

Is it necessary to get the top brand? Wouldn't a simple autoresponder that does the basics be good enough for list building?

I'm not talking about getting free autorepsponders. I know those have slow send-out rates.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

Of course it is. The interface does make a difference and also the options and tools. I believe that Aweber (I use it) is the best.

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Try automateyourlist.com. They're an affiliate of aweber but better value for money
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Default Re: GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

I have not used Aweber ever in my entire IM career so I can not say if Aweber is any better then Getresponse but all I can say is that I have been VERY happy with Getresponse for a couple years now.

Getresponse also has an affiliate program.

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Default Re: GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

Depends on what you want to use the list for. But with all honesty and yes I sound like a broken record. The money is in the list! So why not spend the extra few bucks a month to get a rock solid program for your list building?
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Depends on what you want to use the list for. But with all honesty and yes I sound like a broken record. The money is in the list! So why not spend the extra few bucks a month to get a rock solid program for your list building?
Fair enough. I figured that if the money is in the list, and a cheaper product still creates those same lists that a more expensive product does, I'd probably save the extra cash, especially when starting out. I've wasted enough money as it is.

As long as it doesn't break down constantly or have serious customer service problems, I'm cool with it.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:41 PM   #7
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Default Re: GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

aweber is the best. i have been using it for a long time. they have very user-friendly interface, tons of features + they constantly keep adding new features.
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For those who are just starting out with list building and trying to keep expenses down, you may want to try PHPlist, at least in the beginning so you're not throwing money away on a service you're not sure you can subscribers onto.

Not really hard to setup. I know some people's concerns are email to your host about spam, but when you factor in the cost of cheap hosting versus
the cost of a professional list service, to me it makes sense to start out on PHPlist and make sure I can get subscribers. No point on having the meter running for an empty list.
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Default Re: GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

aweber get's my recommendation.

i have used icontact and they are also good, one thing that turns me off is their
send limit...which I don't see anyone talking about.

iContact Knowledge Base - iContact Knowledgebase

basically you get to send 6x your list size in emails...so that means u can broadcast your list 6x per mo. after that you pay per msg! follow up emails also count against that send limit...

enjoy!
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Default Re: GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

Each of the companies is very different and each offer different things. You do need to work out what you need for your buisness - long term.

Also look at pricing and look at the high numbers because that is where you want to be and do not go for the cheapest.

Hope this helps
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:36 PM   #11
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Default Re: GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

The biggest thing with any autoresponder service is the email deliverability - which basically means, how many of your emails end up in your subscriber's inbox, rather than in the spam/junk folder, or simply getting rejected outright by the recipient's mail server.

Aweber gets my vote, as their deliverability is fantastic.

I've seen GetResponse's free account facility being abused by spammers in the past, so I don't know if I would risk an account with GR.

I also have my own autoresponder/membership software at http://DigitalAccessPass.com (DAP). Of course, with DAP, you can throttle outgoing emails to stay within your host's sending limits, or you can even configure it to use an external email provider like Fusemail to send the outgoing emails, thus totally bypassing your host's email limits.

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I use 3 autoresponders and I also used GetResponse. It does matter what you use. The best is currently Aweber. GetResponse was number 2, now I'm not sure after their migration - I still have to hear some positives on that....

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Default Re: GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

I may just try aweber myself after all the recommendations.

I have a few months' experience with getresponse and I'm not really impressed.

First of all, it couldn't track the open rates for some reason. I constantly had to put links in to track clickthrough rates.

I just opened the account for an event and my partner wanted me to close the account after the event finished.

So, I sent a couple of emails to their support team. To be sure that they would close the account and no longer charge, I tried the live chat. I think they're only open during European working hours. I tried a couple of times (am in Asia right now) and no one was there.

I tried again at around 1am here and waited OVER 2 HOURS before someone was available.I was #15 in the queue.
(I've used livechat with hostgator where I was paying only $10/mo and they always responded in a few minutes). I was appalled but was desperate to cancel the account before we got charged again.

There's no magic button to cancel - you must contact their support team to do this according to their FAQ.

I was promised that they wouldn't charge me for the following month. After a couple of days, our account was charged again and still no sign of a refund after 4 days. I, of course requested this when I saw the charge.

Bottom line, I am appalled with their customer service. So make sure that you choose carefully before you open an account, in case you may need to close it in the future.
This experience reminds me of closing my AOL account (that was a nightmare).

Is it easier to cancel an aweber account (just in case)? Does anyone know?

I will be opening another autoresponder account soon (without my partner).

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Old 07-12-2009, 10:51 PM   #14
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Default Re: GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

The one thing about Aweber is their opt in confirmation emails go out straight away. I found that with iContact, even though it's more affordable, the cut on price seems to go with a cut on speed. The emails, in my experience, seemed to take quite some time to send.
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As mentioned the key with both Aweber and GR is deliverability. Using your own AR you might get blacklisted so its never a good option. That said GR is just garbage at the moment and they need to sort it and quick.
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I believe it might be, but it doesn't determine
your success, that's for sure...

I use getresponse, many use aweber. Those are the 2 most
popular so it just makes sense to use them.

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Yes it matter when your are looking your email marking on serious node.

Actually delivery rates sucks when you choose those cheap services.
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Hi genie,

i think email delivery rate is one of the most important things you should consider while choosing autoresponder.

I have seen in blogs and forums that, most people say Aweber is the no. 1 for their email deliverability to the inboxes of your list. but their price structure will cost a lot when your list size increases with time.

unfortunately, very recently Getresponse has increased their prices with almost the same structure as aweber.

but, Aweber resellers can be really good for those who still want the highest deliverability and who are not interested to expense so much money when their business grows. most of the aweber reseller has the following structure of their pricing:

First 10,000 subscribers for 19.95$ and for each 10,000 subscribers you have to pay additional 9.95$. So, for 30$ only you can easily have 20,000 subscribers.

i can't remember all the Aweber reseller now but two . Xmailpro and Profollow. you can check them out.
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I am with Get Response right now and nothing works - my sign up boxes have been out of action for over a week and my advertising on pause.

Customer service is average.

Pricing now going to be in line with Aweber so I would choose Aweber of Get Response without a shadow of doubt.

I'm looking to close my Get Response account very shortly if they don't fix their issues. As I have 71 mailing lists this is not a task I relish!!

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PS Thank you to those who posted more info on iContact - re limit of email sending - how does Aweber compare with this - do you pay per subscriber no matter how many emails you send or is there also a limit?
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I think thats a rumour that the big auto responder companies like to spread.
If you're complying with the anti spam legislation, and using your own domain names then i see no reason why you should have any more chance of getting blacklisted than anyone else.

If anything, the volume of emails sent from the auto responder domains should cause them to be blacklisted way before your own domain got blacklisted.
You've obviously not tried this yourself... I've run my lists on my own domain for years and it's a pain keeping deliverability at an acceptable level. AOL, comcast, etc. make it easier for clients to mark you as spam than to delete the email - so people who've legitimately signed up for your list just 'report as spam' instead of unsubscribing. I can no longer afford to spend the hours it takes to be removed.

I'm moving most of my lists to the paid services.
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Have not used many autoresponders though, but recently bought GetResponse and my experience has been pretty good so far.I have contacted their customer service with queries quite a few times and I am satisfied to hear back from them within a few hours.

Further, have heard aweber is very good too.

Hope this helps,

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ABSOLUTELY dlmartin - I started out like this and it's more than a pain.

For a start you have to remove bounces but which ones? I had email addresses I knew to be good on the bounce list - they just bounced once because the box was full and were delivered second time.

You've got to have your computer running 24/7 and with Mailloop whenever there was a short cut out of electricity or of the net the programme would stop and you might not discover that till the next morning.

Sending your own emails is the pain of the century. Better off spending your time creating products and doing other marketing.

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Hi - a comment from me based on instinct is to avoid any re-sellers because you'll have less stability.

A bigger company will be more likely to continue into the future even if there is a change of ownership.

Smaller companies or worse yet, an individual, will put you more at risk. What happens if they die, like Cory Rudl did?

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I've only ever used AWeber, so I can't tell you how it compares to anything else. But I'd never even think of changing. They've never let me down, and I know they have great deliverability.

It shouldn't matter too much that their prices go up with your subscriber count - you'll be making more money by the time your prices go up. And for the service they offer, their prices are still ridiculously cheap.
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I use aweber and havent had a single issue and prefer them for all the features on offer. But then again i havent been with getresponse though there seems to be a lot of bad press about them lately.

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Aweber is the best and ProFollow.com is the best of the best. It's a private label aweber with unlimited autoresponders and everything else all for one low price $20.00 a month. Man I sure wish they had a affiliate program, I could sell this one.
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Default Re: GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

I've used all three, plus several others, including scripts and programs hosted on my own server or my personal PC.

All have their pros and cons and if all you're doing is basic AR marketing stuff (newsletters and autoresponse followups) I think when all is said and done that these 3 provide the same basic service, and for the most part do it well.

No firm/software can guarantee deliver ability. ISPs and others do not take money from these providers to ensure deliver ability. However, if a company establishes a relationship the isps will set expectations with them - ie we wont bounce your emails if you do X(keep complaints below a certain % etc). Plus the firms will get either a priority email or phone number to discuss issues.

Its not pay us $X and we won't bounce your emails. No respectable ISP would do that in fear of losing their bandwidth, BGP peer routes, or ARIN allocations. In fact its these fears that drive most providers to assume you're guilty until you prove you're innocent. They'll shut you down rather than risk getting shut down themselves.

If you use the search button for the forum you'll see this question debated many times each month.

I don't think you can go horribly wrong with any of these firms. Having said that I'll put in my $0.02 worth and say I use and like iContact for a hosted solution. I really like their community system (and so does Google!) and posts there get indexed pretty quick. I've seen local companies using just iContact - w/o a website - and still rank pretty high in local searches from just the link juice iContact provides.

For a PC/Dedicated solution I recommend - and use - Autoresponse Plus. A great program if you have a list who knows you well and is not likely to hit the SPAM button to unsubscribe.

For just sending out newsletters I use WorldMerge on my PC, though I've not done that in a while.

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Dear Jacktackett

Thank you for your useful post.

If Get Response continue with their incredible mess I shall switch to iContact.
But with my 71 campaigns I'm hoping GR will fix the mess!
For those wanting news on GR at today's date the service is unavailable to me completely - so not looking good I'm afraid.
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Look at the integration and API of services. Aweber has some
good options there. I recently was looking at MailChimp and
it has a bunch of plugins available for things like Drupal and
WordPress.

I use GetResponse - but as my needs change I'll move on to
another option if it makes sense to do so. It's not just
a matter of deliverability which is pretty good for the big
AR services and not something I would recommend getting
too obsessed with.

The services you choose... how well do they work and "talk"
to the other things you use? If you approach it this way
you can design the business you want to have.
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Ive been using Aweber for a long time now and have had great success with it, the interface is easy to use and the reliability is great too of course
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I like getresponse myself, I have been with them for about 6 years now and they work really well.
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i think email delivery rate is one of the most important things you should consider while choosing autoresponder.

I have seen in blogs and forums that, most people say Aweber is the no. 1 for their email deliverability to the inboxes of your list. but their price structure will cost a lot when your list size increases with time.
IMO, the cost are worth the service. I mean if you have a list of 5000+ and have to pay $69 a month, you should be happy. You can easily earn the operating cost back off one mailing.

I mean from 500-2500 subscribers you pay $29 a month. That's one less trip out to eat for you and your significant other, if you somehow manage to not make that back from your list, which you should easily be able to cover your list costs from your list over the course of a month.
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Default Re: GetResponse, Aweber, and iContact: Does it really matter what autoresponder you use?

I use Aweber having chnaged from Getresponse. I lost all my subscribers at Getresponse and thery still have not found them or responded to me.
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MailChimp all the way. I used to host my own, then decided I wanted to go to a service, and after checking out every one that I could find, I selected MailChimp and I'm exceptionally pleased. The package they have is awesome, and their support is tremendous.
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IMO, the cost are worth the service. I mean if you have a list of 5000+ and have to pay $69 a month, you should be happy. You can easily earn the operating cost back off one mailing.

I mean from 500-2500 subscribers you pay $29 a month. That's one less trip out to eat for you and your significant other, if you somehow manage to not make that back from your list, which you should easily be able to cover your list costs from your list over the course of a month.
Hi there Charlotte,

This is all very well if you have 5000 subscribers.

But what if you have 200,000 subscribers - as I do - most of whom are third world and without credit cards. Of course I make good sales from my list but thank goodness I don't have to spend a fortune emailing them.

Get Response are getting back on track folks! My webforms were fixed today.

Mind you I'm a bit shocked to hear about them losing someone's lists...! I know they do not keep back ups of them as I asked.

Keeping your own backups is a bit of a pain but I suppose one could do it once a week.

So bear in mind the date of all these Get Response complaints - in a few weeks all this complaining may well be over and glitches fixed - in which case GR win hands down on pricing still - if you don't pick all the fancy extras like surveys and split testing - then you pay in line with Aweber.

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I have used both IContact and AWeber and I definitely feel that AWeber is the way to go. Their analytics and segment tools are extremely useful.
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I may just try aweber myself after all the recommendations.

I have a few months' experience with getresponse and I'm not really impressed.

First of all, it couldn't track the open rates for some reason. I constantly had to put links in to track clickthrough rates.

I just opened the account for an event and my partner wanted me to close the account after the event finished.

So, I sent a couple of emails to their support team. To be sure that they would close the account and no longer charge, I tried the live chat. I think they're only open during European working hours. I tried a couple of times (am in Asia right now) and no one was there.

I tried again at around 1am here and waited OVER 2 HOURS before someone was available.I was #15 in the queue.
(I've used livechat with hostgator where I was paying only $10/mo and they always responded in a few minutes). I was appalled but was desperate to cancel the account before we got charged again.

There's no magic button to cancel - you must contact their support team to do this according to their FAQ.

I was promised that they wouldn't charge me for the following month. After a couple of days, our account was charged again and still no sign of a refund after 4 days. I, of course requested this when I saw the charge.

Bottom line, I am appalled with their customer service. So make sure that you choose carefully before you open an account, in case you may need to close it in the future.
This experience reminds me of closing my AOL account (that was a nightmare).

Is it easier to cancel an aweber account (just in case)? Does anyone know?

I will be opening another autoresponder account soon (without my partner).

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Hi Kaye,

GetResponse gave me a similar problem, but it goes back a couple of years and surfaced a few days ago in the form of another credit card charge for an annual renewal that I know I had cancelled with the "Support", which was the only way to secure any kind of service at the time. It took me several hours to accomplish this.

However, it got from bad to worse. First, 2 years ago, I got a double charge instead of a cancellation. There was no other follow up e-mails. Now, normally, I'd chase them down but I was bed ridden for a very long time.

Then, just last friday, I received a statement in my credit card for another Get Response bill. Calling support was a total waste of time and the Get Response e-mail answer less than acceptable. I got as far as Get Response sending me an e-mail that my account was cancelled - end of story - no more negotiations - support blocks/cuts off my calls.

Now, I am still working at getting back up on my feet and I don't need such practices putting more damage on my credit card. It's such practices that give ALL Internet Marketers a terrible name. Billing keeps coming based on a false "support help" year after year for a service that I don't use anymore is ridiculous.

Any GetResponse reps who'd like to make their excuses here?

It seems Aweber is the way to go according to concensus and also iContact and I should check them out. I have no experience with either but just my luck I had to get involved with the wrong one.

My apologies to the Warriors but I am P****about this situation and found this thread. No one else should have to go through such a bad situation like I had to.

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The biggest thing with any autoresponder service is the email deliverability - which basically means, how many of your emails end up in your subscriber's inbox, rather than in the spam/junk folder, or simply getting rejected outright by the recipient's mail server.

Aweber gets my vote, as their deliverability is fantastic.

I've seen GetResponse's free account facility being abused by spammers in the past, so I don't know if I would risk an account with GR.

I also have my own autoresponder/membership software at Membership Software For WordPress Blogs And Web Sites (DAP). Of course, with DAP, you can throttle outgoing emails to stay within your host's sending limits, or you can even configure it to use an external email provider like Fusemail to send the outgoing emails, thus totally bypassing your host's email limits.


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Hi Kaye,

GetResponse gave me a similar problem, but it goes back a couple of years and surfaced a few days ago in the form of another credit card charge for an annual renewal that I know I had cancelled with the "Support", which was the only way to secure any kind of service at the time. It took me several hours to accomplish this.

However, it got from bad to worse. First, 2 years ago, I got a double charge instead of a cancellation. There was no other follow up e-mails. Now, normally, I'd chase them down but I was bed ridden for a very long time.

Then, just last friday, I received a statement in my credit card for another Get Response bill. Calling support was a total waste of time and the Get Response e-mail answer less than acceptable. I got as far as Get Response sending me an e-mail that my account was cancelled - end of story - no more negotiations - support blocks/cuts off my calls.

Now, I am still working at getting back up on my feet and I don't need such practices putting more damage on my credit card. It's such practices that give ALL Internet Marketers a terrible name. Billing keeps coming based on a false "support help" year after year for a service that I don't use anymore is ridiculous.

Any GetResponse reps who'd like to make their excuses here?

It seems Aweber is the way to go according to concensus and also iContact and I should check them out. I have no experience with either but just my luck I had to get involved with the wrong one.

My apologies to the Warriors but I am P****about this situation and found this thread. No one else should have to go through such a bad situation like I had to.

Success to All,

Tsai

Tsai,
That is incredibly Bad and absolutely unbelievable and intolerable !! I really feel for you.
I just switched this past week from GR to Aweber. To me its no contest. I think GR has a long way to go before it can catch up to Aweber. Kind of like Bing and Microsoft trying to catch up to Google. It may wll happen but who wants to wait around. My business cant afford it.
Oh yeah GR tried to bill me today for $87.70 for the 6 months subscription. Originally, I signed up and was billed in 02-02-09 for the 6 months so I had till 08-02-09 before next billing. I was gonna cancel it tomorrow and then I see this Bill in my email today. UNBELIEVABLE. I called Support to see about getting a refund and to cancel. They said they would look into it. I am at the point where if they want to keep my $87.70 then let them have it. I am just sooooo ready to move on !!
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Hi,

I have not used any of the above, however, use Auto Responder Plus and have had no problems at all. Plus is easy to use and if you need support it is always there.

Hope this helps, good luck with your list building, and best wishes
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I tested the 3 about 1-1/2 years ago after my previous company went under and lost all my subscribers. Aweber had the best deliverability at the time so I stuck with them.

I still have intermittent problems getting peoples emails that use Getresponse.
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I have used GetResponse for a while and loathe it. I'm moving everything over to other autoresponders as fast as I can.
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Anyone has any feedback on Rapid Response Bot. The price looks good.
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I've been using iContact for a few days now (free trial) and am having problems with email delivery.

I tested 3 Yahoo! addresses and one hotmail.

After sign up, 2 Yahoo addresses received the welcome/opt-in email in the SPAM folder.

The other Yahoo and Hotmail address didn't receive it at all.

Has anyone used iContact? They're excellent support says the spam filters in Yahoo and Hotmail may be preventing my autoresponders from going through.

If that's the case, then I should switch to Aweber.
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I've been using iContact for a few days now (free trial) and am having problems with email delivery.

I tested 3 Yahoo! addresses and one hotmail.

After sign up, 2 Yahoo addresses received the welcome/opt-in email in the SPAM folder.

The other Yahoo and Hotmail address didn't receive it at all.

Has anyone used iContact? They're excellent support says the spam filters in Yahoo and Hotmail may be preventing my autoresponders from going through.

If that's the case, then I should switch to Aweber.
I know this is an old post, but just to help anyone now reading this thread, the problem above also happens with aweber.

I love aweber but really wish they had a single opt in function.
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I know this is an old post, but just to help anyone now reading this thread, the problem above also happens with aweber.

I love aweber but really wish they had a single opt in function.
They do have a single opt-in option.

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I install oemPro on my own web host. I find it cheaper in the long run and the features are pretty good but Aweber/GetResponse do have more features.
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I guess it should go without saying....lol
I use http://www.WizardResponderPro.com

Naturally Aweber has a massive client base - so they will always have hoards of people singing their praises...

But if you just want a service that does the job at a price that is more affordable without the fancy analytics - do pop along and check us out

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May I know what you guys think about norabots?? Any comment??
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Narobots is a new thing and I think it will be better to discuss it.
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