Aweber/GetResponse Alternatives?

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Both appear to be moving all their features into their webforms and neglecting HTML <form> codes.

For example, for GetResponse, I can disable the "Already subscribed" message in a webform but I can't do it through HTML.

Are there any autoresponder services that gives me the flexibility to access all features from HTML?

(P.S. I prefer HTML because I can make everything look the way I want and I can hook JS into fields.)
#alternatives #aweber #aweber or getresponse #getresponse
  • I am interested in this answer as well. I am looking for a solid alternative to the big 2.
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  • Profile picture of the author IgniteFeed
    I'd suggest looking at SendPepper, they seem to concentrate more on HTML functionality vs web forms. And I think you are correct in terms of the movement to incorporating in web forms.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Holmes
    The only real alternative to Aweber & Getresponse is to have your own server, and run your own autoresponder software.

    Naturally, this is merely an opinion - take it for what it's worth.
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      • Profile picture of the author geeman12030
        1. It's pretty eas toy handle. design is clean and simple.

        Though sendy lacks the easy drag and drop html email builder like mailchimp etc use. If you don't know HTML you can either buy html templates from themeforest or similar or use plain text.

        2. only feature I am currently missing is: if subscriber signs up to list B automatically unsubscribe from list A. You cannot do that with sendy. Autoresponders, custom fields, hello\goodbye\thank you mails can be set. create campaigns, use multiple brands, single\double optin option, all included. Overall management is simple.

        3. deliverability is great if you set up your domain auth keys with amazon. If your domain is authenticated mails are delivered instantly. If your IP is not on a blacklist you won't end up in a spam folder.

        4. I didn't experience any spam complaints but this depends on amazon SES as far as I know so if your complaint rate is above ??% amazon will contact you. But I'm not sure exactly about this one here. sorry.

        5. I no fan of external thirdparty services. I like to have the scripts running on my own servers. Biggest advantage is the price - as I said 10.000 mails are only $1. mailchimp charges $200 for 10.000 mails.
        I can easily control all urls, mails, contacts and get massive stats about open rates, country, unsubscribe rates etc.

        Check out the demo to get a feeling of it.

        I have no idea about DKIM auth keys and all this amazon API stuff but the how-to guides sendy provides guide you through every step with screenshots so if you follow it carefully it`s setup within 10-15 mins.

        let me know if you got more questions.
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        • Profile picture of the author KELVIN WILLIAMS
          Originally Posted by geeman12030 View Post

          1. It's pretty eas toy handle. design is clean and simple.

          Though sendy lacks the easy drag and drop html email builder like mailchimp etc use. If you don't know HTML you can either buy html templates from themeforest or similar or use plain text.

          2. only feature I am currently missing is: if subscriber signs up to list B automatically unsubscribe from list A. You cannot do that with sendy. Autoresponders, custom fields, hellogoodbyethank you mails can be set. create campaigns, use multiple brands, singledouble optin option, all included. Overall management is simple.

          3. deliverability is great if you set up your domain auth keys with amazon. If your domain is authenticated mails are delivered instantly. If your IP is not on a blacklist you won't end up in a spam folder.

          4. I didn't experience any spam complaints but this depends on amazon SES as far as I know so if your complaint rate is above ??% amazon will contact you. But I'm not sure exactly about this one here. sorry.

          5. I no fan of external thirdparty services. I like to have the scripts running on my own servers. Biggest advantage is the price - as I said 10.000 mails are only $1. mailchimp charges $200 for 10.000 mails.
          I can easily control all urls, mails, contacts and get massive stats about open rates, country, unsubscribe rates etc.

          Check out the demo to get a feeling of it.

          I have no idea about DKIM auth keys and all this amazon API stuff but the how-to guides sendy provides guide you through every step with screenshots so if you follow it carefully it`s setup within 10-15 mins.

          let me know if you got more questions.

          Can I get your skype ID, will like to get more information about this software.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexchen23
    I prefer to use self hosted autoreponsder. They are more flexibility, more control and much cheaper if you have large list.
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    • Profile picture of the author meepmeep
      Originally Posted by alexchen23 View Post

      I prefer to use self hosted autoreponsder. They are more flexibility, more control and much cheaper if you have large list.
      Do you mind sharing what you're using now?
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    • Profile picture of the author donkeyx
      Originally Posted by alexchen23 View Post

      I prefer to use self hosted autoresponsder. They are more flexibility, more control and much cheaper if you have large list.
      I agree, I personally use autoresponder365 their support is great...

      Don
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      • Profile picture of the author commissionhero
        I use rocketresponder.com
        They have an easy to use format.
        At $20 per month ( first Month free) you can build a list to 10000
        subscribers.
        I've encountered NO problems since
        signing up with them over a year ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author IgniteFeed
    meepmeep - Are you using SendGrid?
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    • Profile picture of the author meepmeep
      Originally Posted by IgniteFeed View Post

      meepmeep - Are you using SendGrid?
      I'm with GetResponse right now but their lack of flexibility is making me wonder whether there's a better alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    How about Amazon AWS's SES (simple email service) can help if you know what you're doing.
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    • Profile picture of the author meepmeep
      Originally Posted by amcg View Post

      How about Amazon AWS's SES (simple email service) can help if you know what you're doing.
      I'm beginning to think that going with any hosted solution like Aweber, GetResponse, etc. will always be less flexible than a self hosting.

      Above, someone recommended Sendy (self-hosted autoresponder script), which integrates into Amazon SES/SNS. I bought a copy and so far, I'm liking the flexibility it gives me.

      My only reservation is that it seems to be a one man shop and the developer doesn't seem to take feedback from his customers very well.

      Thank you for the suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by meepmeep View Post

    Are there any autoresponder services that gives me the flexibility to access all features from HTML?
    ConstantContact, but I'm not sure about the HTML function.

    You might also want to check out EmailJeet...

    It's a software where you can send out emails as well as back them up.
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  • Profile picture of the author BeechHill
    If you're using WordPress you could check out something like MyMail as well. Its been around for a few years and has several thousand sold. It also integrates with Amazon SES, Gravity Forms, SendGrid, Mandrill and lots of other third party plugins.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carlos Stratton
    These are big alternatives for AWeber/GetResponse:
    • Mailchimp
    • Constant Contact
    • Icontact
    • Campaigner
    • VerticalResponse
    • Campaign Monitor
    • Benchmark Email

    Carlos
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      • Profile picture of the author KELVIN WILLIAMS
        Originally Posted by kazinova View Post

        Hi

        Im currently using sendmoon.com , im very satisfied with them and their pricing are very reasonable
        Thanks for this information, I will like to know more about sendmoon Please can you send me your skype ID. Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author KELVIN WILLIAMS
        Originally Posted by kazinova View Post

        Hi

        Im currently using sendmoon.com , im very satisfied with them and their pricing are very reasonable
        Please I will like to get more info about this sendmoon.com. Please can i have your skype ID
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    Here's a comparative list in case you need to figure out its features, pricing, and other integration -

    Best Email Marketing Software Options
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    • Profile picture of the author tm6464
      Thanks Jessiem, this was certainly helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author vdsthor
    Try MailChimp, MailChimp makes it simple to send email newsletters to your clients and customers, deal with your subscriber lists, track promotion performance, and sync your email marketing with social networks like, linkedin, twitter and facebook,

    The integration is easy, flawless and quite straightforward. I have used mailchimp for all my major business clients. And mailchimp makes it effortless to get started with your newsletters. Very user friendly.
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    • Profile picture of the author amcg
      Originally Posted by vdsthor View Post

      Try MailChimp, MailChimp makes it simple to send email newsletters to your clients and customers, deal with your subscriber lists, track promotion performance, and sync your email marketing with social networks like, linkedin, twitter and facebook,

      The integration is easy, flawless and quite straightforward. I have used mailchimp for all my major business clients. And mailchimp makes it effortless to get started with your newsletters. Very user friendly.
      Agree. It's for me the best email marketing software and I've tried many.
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    • Profile picture of the author alexchen23
      Originally Posted by vdsthor View Post

      Try MailChimp, MailChimp makes it simple to send email newsletters to your clients and customers, deal with your subscriber lists, track promotion performance, and sync your email marketing with social networks like, linkedin, twitter and facebook,

      The integration is easy, flawless and quite straightforward. I have used mailchimp for all my major business clients. And mailchimp makes it effortless to get started with your newsletters. Very user friendly.
      I've never used MailChimp, but I've heard that they don't like internet marketing user. They will close your account if they know you are doing internet marketing.

      Is is real?
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      • Profile picture of the author Ben Holmes
        Originally Posted by alexchen23 View Post

        I've never used MailChimp, but I've heard that they don't like internet marketing user. They will close your account if they know you are doing internet marketing.

        Is is real?
        Yep... if you want to do affiliate marketing, they will close you down.

        Not 'Internet Marketing' - as long as it's your own product, they don't mind. A simple search on Mailchimp in this forum will bring up plenty of horror stories...
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      • Profile picture of the author meepmeep
        Originally Posted by alexchen23 View Post

        I've never used MailChimp, but I've heard that they don't like internet marketing user. They will close your account if they know you are doing internet marketing.

        Is is real?
        You may find this thread interesting:

        http://www.warriorforum.com/email-ma...ail-chimp.html

        Now, I don't know how much of this is true or has changed over the years. I think Mailchimp starting massively banning users around 2010-2011 time frame. They may have loosened up.

        But if I'm going to switch autoresponders, the last thing I want to do is switch to an ESP that has a history of banning accounts. It's just too risky.
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  • Profile picture of the author bobby_shahzad
    if you don't like services like get response or Aweber then probably its time to setup your own email Infrastructure..... It may sound Unfair but i really dont have any better suggestion.
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    • Profile picture of the author KELVIN WILLIAMS
      Originally Posted by Luke McCormack View Post

      I have tried, tested and recommend imnica mail
      Please can one import list on imnica.
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    • Profile picture of the author missmystery
      Originally Posted by Luke McCormack View Post

      I have tried, tested and recommend imnica mail
      I'm going to check this one out tonight. Do you have any more about your experience with the service?
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    • Profile picture of the author mushmush
      Originally Posted by Luke McCormack View Post

      I have tried, tested and recommend imnica mail
      I read that they don't like affiliates links .Same as mailchimp.
      Is that correct?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
        Has anyone tried Social Emailer Pro? I have not, but was thinking of giving it a try. Not a real autoresponder, but a different way of list building using LinkedIn and You Tube. It looks promising.
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  • Profile picture of the author usemyteam
    It would be best to have your own autoresponder. If you want more flexibility then that is the right road for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author unidentified
    Im currently using sendmoon.com , im very satisfied with them and their pricing are very reasonable
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    • Profile picture of the author KELVIN WILLIAMS
      Originally Posted by unidentified View Post

      Im currently using sendmoon.com , im very satisfied with them and their pricing are very reasonable
      thanks for sharing this information. please i will like to get your skype ID
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  • Profile picture of the author eaw44f
    mailchimp, imca mail, and I think they are self hosted solutions
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    • Profile picture of the author meepmeep
      Originally Posted by eaw44f View Post

      mailchimp, imca mail, and I think they are self hosted solutions
      None of them are self-hosted.
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  • Profile picture of the author gavamil73
    What is the cost of Get Response?
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  • Profile picture of the author Simextrades
    GoGvo is the company i use for my autoresponder. The code primary utilize's HTLM for the autoresponder form code
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Collins
    I would highly recommend Power Lead System. If you also need landing pages and sales pages, infact complete sales funnels you can build all these within the system.
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  • Profile picture of the author markeeter
    Those two are the best ones, but you do have other alternatives like Mad Mimi, Constant Contact, Mail Chimp,Pinpointe, and others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacob Caris
    List monkey is an alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author rhydham
    Simply , I am looking alternative to aweber or get response ( as not able to pay monthly fee..ok with one time fee) ...My question is : Whether rapid mailer is proving all type of services like Aweber .

    whether Rapid mailer is good tool to collect emails from squeeze or optin page means we can set squeeze page where people can put their email & Rapid mailer collect such leads or Rapid mailer is email sender software..Confused ???????????

    and if Rapid mailer is not right alternative to Aweber or Get response then pls guide which product to use for collecting & broadcasting of emails i.e. proper list building solutions...Pls tell only one time fee products. Can't afford monthly payment products
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    • Profile picture of the author donkeyx
      Originally Posted by rhydham View Post

      Simply , I am looking alternative to aweber or get response ( as not able to pay monthly fee..ok with one time fee) ...My question is : Whether rapid mailer is proving all type of services like Aweber .

      whether Rapid mailer is good tool to collect emails from squeeze or optin page means we can set squeeze page where people can put their email & Rapid mailer collect such leads or Rapid mailer is email sender software..Confused ???????????

      and if Rapid mailer is not right alternative to Aweber or Get response then pls guide which product to use for collecting & broadcasting of emails i.e. proper list building solutions...Pls tell only one time fee products. Can't afford monthly payment products
      Checkout Follow up autoresponder and mailing list software script | Follow Up Autoresponder Script it's a one time payment product.
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  • Profile picture of the author frasantarsiero
    The ActiveCampaing is the top, and it is more good of getrespons and Aweber.

    Active Campaign is to the same level of the infusionsoft
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  • Profile picture of the author internetvalue21
    very nice info on aweber/getresponse alternatives..congrats to all of people posting here!! thanks again..
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