Aweber vs GetResponse vs Self-Hosted, which one do you fancy?

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With the way that the online world works (now), everyone should have an auto-responder for their online business, hobby, etc.

Which one do you use, which do you find more effective and why do you choose one over another?

Is it price, deliverability, one companies better than the other (branding)...just curious to what my fellow warriors are using?

I've used both in the past, and may pick them up again - however I've been a control freak from day one and enjoy knowing that I'm in full control with self-hosted software and only had to pay a one-time fee, and that was it.

Again, no pressure, just curious...
#autoresponder #aweber #fancy #getresponse #selfhosted
  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Chan
    Hi Gregory,

    I've tried all 3.

    My preference is for Aweber for its deliverability record.

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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Aweber for the win


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  • Profile picture of the author Josip Putarek
    Aweber of course
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    I'm in the process of moving from Aweber to GR. I will probably keep both as some things I use require Aweber.

    Aweber's website, following the latest update, sucks! Logs me out when I click "web forms" tab. Only records opt-ins so my forms stats are all screwed up. Just for starters.

    Aweber CS response? "Sorry you're having trouble logging in..." Freakin insulting!
    Get Off The Warrior Forum Now & Don't Come Back If You Want To Succeed!
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      I choose Aweber last 5.5 years.

      Very solid

      - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    Self hosted is the way to go. I have used all 3 and my deliverability rate, inboxing rate, uptime, hassle rate are all much better since I went self hosted.

    Plus, if an SMTP service is down, it only takes me 10 seconds to change SMTP service. I don't have to wait for a autoresponder company to get things fixed.

    Rob Whisonant
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  • Profile picture of the author joeho
    I am using mailchimp with no problem. I tried to setup self hosted before but with no success
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  • Profile picture of the author AmericanMuscleTA
    How many times do we have to go over this... AWEBER. 'nough said.

    David Hunter | Duke of Marketing

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  • Profile picture of the author skyro
    I prefer aweber for its delivery rate and it's very simple to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mormo
      I found Aweber had a lot of bugs.

      Been very happy with Getresponse.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I fancy the one I use. I made that decision all by myself by going to each site, reading and learning


    "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas Edison

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  • Profile picture of the author smoor2012
    Myself, I like Aweber for the customer support. I chose it in the beginning because it seemed to be the gold standard used by industry leaders.

    Since I have started it, they have had a solid answer and had it quickly with any issue I have had.

    Everybody's different with personal preferences. I'm sure you'll find what makes you happy. Stay with it when you do as long as you're happy.

    Hope that helps.

    PM me and I will respond as soon as possible

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