Looking for a good Autoresponder

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Good morning fellow warriors

I am looking for a good autoresponder to install on one of my websites.
Must have the capibilities to have multiple AR's.

Also am looking to have it installed

Thanks in advance for any suggestions
#autoresponder #good
  • Profile picture of the author theviralguy
    aweber.com is my favourite autoresponder.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jays80
    Originally Posted by kurtgeer View Post

    Good morning fellow warriors

    I am looking for a good autoresponder to install on one of my websites.
    Must have the capibilities to have multiple AR's.

    Also am looking to have it installed

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
    What is multiple AR's?

    i have found Aweber to be great though
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  • Profile picture of the author vertical
    I've used streamsend for about 3 years. works well

    Originally Posted by kurtgeer View Post

    Good morning fellow warriors

    I am looking for a good autoresponder to install on one of my websites.
    Must have the capibilities to have multiple AR's.

    Also am looking to have it installed

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
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  • Profile picture of the author RBum78
    Use getresponse it is cheaper then Aweber...Assuming you have big list...

    Aweber charges $100+ for 10000 Email ids, whereas Getresponse will charge u around $18 for it...
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    • Profile picture of the author naruq
      I use both Aweber and Getresponse. You can't go wrong with either.
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    • Profile picture of the author RareGoodStuff
      I use both Aweber and GetResponse, but GetResponse is far better in application, customization and price. I like GetResponse. Aweber is the default leader with Internet Marketers, but GetResponse is very good as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bigsofty
    What is it with people not reading the question? He said he wanted it installed on his server, darn it.

    I had the same thing, both here and other forums. People seem to think an autoresponder is a service you rent but it needn't be.

    Kurtgeer, do a search for, hang on I'll find it for you..

    AMLM

    There ya go. Play with the free demo but do NOT try to upgrade it, pain in the neck, just play, see if you like it and then uninstall. Then if you do like it, go directly for the paid version. The upgrade is more hassle than installing it from scratch.

    I warn you in advance the videos will drive you crazy, I mind head-banging crazy and the customer service is.... well there isn't much, but the script itself is great, best I've ever found and have tried at least 6.


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    • Profile picture of the author Myles Sinclair
      Originally Posted by Bigsofty View Post


      ".....I warn you in advance the videos will drive you crazy, I mind head-banging crazy..."

      B.
      Good Lord, you weren't kidding. I'm only half way through the first video and I feel as though I've undergone a frontal lobotomy! lol.

      Thanks for the reference. It looks like a good script.

      OMG the music's started again!

      Myles
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  • Profile picture of the author vertical
    What is your definition of "Installed"? Will it be on your server or as a plugin to your site?


    Originally Posted by kurtgeer View Post

    Good morning fellow warriors

    I am looking for a good autoresponder to install on one of my websites.
    Must have the capibilities to have multiple AR's.

    Also am looking to have it installed

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
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  • Profile picture of the author kurtgeer
    Thanks bigsofty
    I'll have to look into it

    "What is it with people not reading the question? He said he wanted it installed on his server, darn it."


    I have had a few pm's not understanding what I said also

    Thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    Kurt,
    the best program I've used is Autoresponse Plus. I've only had problems installing on old Plesk control panels, but straight Linux systems have never been a problem. Besides - they have a great support system.

    Another big program is Mail loop - but I've never used it so can't comment.

    I have used another PC based system called World Merge. Its not an AR, but is a great newsletter email program.

    best,
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    • Profile picture of the author ronnlisa
      Hi,

      I use WebSponder and it will work great. It comes with how to videos on intallation and how to use it. Great price and 30 days to try it or money back.

      Websponder

      Hope this will help,
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  • Profile picture of the author kurtgeer
    Thanks everybody

    I just bought Mail Master Pro from Wes Blaylock

    All I need to do now is have it installed.

    God I wish I could follow directions
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  • Profile picture of the author snidge
    IMMailer would have been perfect for this! Multiple lists, Export, Installation Wizard, Autoresponse with attachments, & more!

    If anyone wants to take it for a spin, let me know. It runs on your site and any Warriors interested can grab a nice discount!

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  • Profile picture of the author Ceena Giselle
    yes, use Getresponse
    its really great. Try it out
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  • Profile picture of the author jnasty
    Aweber is the only way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Desmond Ong
    Aweber is the best so far. But if you want something that is cheaper, go for GetResponse.
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    Only ever used aweber and working a treat so far!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eziseo
    Yup two I can recommend Autoreponseplus an online based service installed on your server is great and if you want a more hands on PC based system I recommend Mailloop. I use mailloop for responding to customer enquiries and ARP for my lists.
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  • Profile picture of the author denniston
    Hey Kurt,

    I would strongly advise you to use a remotely hosted service instead of a self hosted service. The reason being, deliverability. There's only 1 provider, that I know of, which has attained 100% deliverability as reported by the leading deliverability reporting agency, SenderScore.org (who is now owned by ReturnPath).

    The other thing you want to look for when selecting a remotely hosted autoresponder service is their support hours. If you're like most of us, you're building your online business after 8pm and on weekends and perhaps even on holidays. Most providers do not offer weekend support or support on holidays and usually tend to be unavailable to answer questions between 8pm - 8am.

    Let me know how I can help!
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  • Profile picture of the author stealthwarrior
    i have to say aweber dot com...

    hands down..
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  • Profile picture of the author OnlineMarketerPRO
    Looks like a lot of people are not really reading the original post. I'm going to take a look at BigSofty's suggestion. Thnks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alothere
    pretty happy with aweber. The only thing that i don't like is that they still charge you for unsubscribed leads and you have to delete them manually.
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  • Profile picture of the author denniston
    Alothere,

    Are you also charged for soft and hard bounced subscribers?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alothere
    Yeah they charge you for every entry in your list. You can only delete 100 entries at a time so if you have thousands of unsubscribed it can take a while...

    But, you can always contact support (call, chat, ticket) and have them delete them for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author denniston
    Wow, that could get costly over time... wonder why they don't offer a "bulk delete" feature then allow you to select which type of contacts you'd like to purge?

    Something like the following would be nice:

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  • Profile picture of the author Alothere
    Haha, well i always assumed it has something to do with getting costly over time (read: more money for them) but it's not a big enough problem for me to bother switching services as I like most other things about aweber.

    I just bother their support whenever i want my list cleaned up
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  • Profile picture of the author arbitrage101
    Get aweber!!! best in the business.
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    • Profile picture of the author denniston
      I recommend IncomeBuddy.com if you are looking for the following:

      - Deliverability
      - Price
      - Support & Training

      IncomeBuddy is the ONLY autoresponder service with 100% deliverability as reported by the leading email deliverability reporting organization.

      IncomeBuddy is priced 60% LESS than comparable autoresponder services.

      IncomeBuddy is the ONLY autoresponder service that offers around-the-clock support and training available on both weekends and holidays.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelPaul
    Well, aweber is my top pick because of delivery rate, but if you must have one installed on your own domain I would use Auto Response Plus... I have used them for years it's a good solution for email marketing...

    Neal offers good support and they will install it for you as well. I think you get 1 install free with your purchase. I'm not sure on that as it has been a few years since I purchased mine...

    To Your Success,
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    I have been using Aweber for the last year and it has worked very well for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author OMI
    I suggest: 1-2-All Web Based Email Marketing Software - The Leader in PHP Email Marketing - PHP and MySQL Based - ActiveCampaign, Inc.

    Much more than just an autoresponder, but a full email marketing application that IS installed on your PHP/MYSQL server.

    I've sent well over 1 million emails with it. It has great stats and is easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author EdnaM
    I would suggest using a service like aweber.com instead of trying to send emails from your host. It could bring you some problems with relayed mail and not getting them fast enough to your subscribers.

    Or even worse some hosts only allow a certain amount of emails that go out each day.

    So caution.
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  • Profile picture of the author denniston
    You don't want to do your mailings in-house unless your list is <1000 subscribers and you are best friends with your web host. Most web hosts will throttle your send rate and MOST web hosts have horrible deliverability which means a large portion of your emails will be MIA.

    Do it right, outsource it to professionals and spend your time doing what you do best. ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Ronbra
      Maybe i'm looking for something different.

      But suppose you already have an existing subscribers list, which email software doesn't require an again subscription confirmation when i importing mine existing list in the email software.

      I used Getresponse, but as soon as i import an existing subscriber it will send him/her an message again that it must approve getting emails...this is very stupid for mine business since people already have signed up via mine regular webpage thus already agreed and now i'm asking them again........

      Any emailsoftware out there which does what i want, and not reading the rules to me how i must handle mine business things?

      Main purpose i need is sending out newsletters.
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  • Profile picture of the author denniston
    Hey Ronbra,

    Where is your existing subscriber list presently hosted?

    What is the URL for the webpage which contains your list's opt-in form?

    Are you presently using confirmed opt-in (COI) for your list?
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    • Profile picture of the author Ronbra
      Originally Posted by denniston View Post

      Hey Ronbra,

      Where is your existing subscriber list presently hosted?

      What is the URL for the webpage which contains your list's opt-in form?

      Are you presently using confirmed opt-in (COI) for your list?

      Hello Denniston,

      No opt-in needed, is an e-commerce store, people buy stuff/register and they choose for recieving newsletters, for now we are doing it one by one from our webshop, but the list is too big so we want to automate that etc.

      So the only thing is we need software/email marketing service which accept an cusomert list to import without any again confirmation things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Hakeem
    My 1st vote goes to Aweber
    2nd closed is Getresponse
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    My 1st vote goes to Aweber
    2nd closed is Getresponse
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  • Profile picture of the author denniston
    Hey Ronbra,

    You will need to double opt everyone you add to your list otherwise you are going to encounter problems with deliverability and potentially legal issues due to not receiving consent from those you email. If these are legitimate requests you are receiving and I'm sure they are based upon what you are saying, then you should see 75% or more of them confirm their subscription to your mailing list. Don't worry about the others, they are not going to make you any money... focus only on those who grant you permission to send them emails.

    I can work with you to help you maximize your conversion of unconfirmed-to-confirmed if you'd like. I do this sort of stuff daily. ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author director11
    Hi guys coming late on this one as I'm a newbie.

    But what about icontact.com ?? or are they only for mid size to large companies ?:confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author Rainer
      Originally Posted by director11 View Post

      Hi guys coming late on this one as I'm a newbie.

      But what about icontact.com ?? or are they only for mid size to large companies ?:confused:
      I use both Aweber and iContact but I'm in the process of switching everything over to iContact for the MAIN reason that I can manually add contacts to my iContact lists.

      I have a lot of clients and prospects with whom I previously communicated with but have not opted into my autoresponders. I need a way to communicate with them to eventually get them onto my list or, better yet, to get them as a client. (I'm a direct mail printer.)

      Aweber only allows double-opt-ins and I don't want to be communicating with them through Outlook.

      iContact has a very user-friendly interface but doesn't have a webform wizard like Aweber but I'm sure they're going to be adding features as they grow. They're probably a little cheaper than Aweber.

      The BIGGEST problem with switching though is that you'll need to replicate all of your autoresponders, so try to stick to one company.
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      • Profile picture of the author denniston
        Hey Rainer,

        iContact does not require double opt-in? This is a serious problem if so... not a good idea, the major email providers require double opt-in and will block you if they find out your emails are single opt-in. Double opt-in is best practice, it's for YOUR protection.
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        • Profile picture of the author mick535
          Hosted email delivery is the only way to go. The setup you have to go through when setting up a new series, link tracking, etc is all very time consuming. Outsourcing is the way to go. Server resources is also a big consideration and if you are ever accused of SPAM, it goes through the hosted service. So if you are using a Double-Opt-in method for verifying all subscribers, which you MUST DO, then you will be able to cover your tracks. Getresponse and Aweber do this for you.

          I prefer Getresponse only because it is much cheaper than Aweber and it has 99% of the same features.
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        • Profile picture of the author Rainer
          Originally Posted by denniston View Post

          Hey Rainer,

          iContact does not require double opt-in? This is a serious problem if so... not a good idea, the major email providers require double opt-in and will block you if they find out your emails are single opt-in. Double opt-in is best practice, it's for YOUR protection.
          iContact does have the option for double opt-in and I always use it for new subscribers.

          However, I want to communicate (not with autoresponders) with my clients and prospects with whom I have had previous communications.

          I find this a great way to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Royce24
    I have to say everyone really seems to like Aweber but I think there Getresponse great it alot cheaper once get a big list Aweber costs to much I think trafficwave has some pretty good service too but defintly getresponse all the way
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    I use aweber and marketerschoice for the past 2yrs almost. I prefer marketerschoice which i believe is the same as 1shoppingcarst
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    If you have Fantastico installed on your webserver, then install PHPLists.

    Its FREE and gives you most, if not all, of the functionality of the paid versions.

    Well worth checking out..

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    Aweber is no1..
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    I like the flexibility of Getresponse's rate and not to mention it's cheaper. Been using it for years, and has no problem with it.
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    I use Aweber and it is the best on the net.
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  • Profile picture of the author nRehman
    Aweber is in deed a perfect choice for the people who prefer quality.. but question was here on installing this auto-responding service on self server he got.. what about the autoresponder service offered by your hosting company through installing different webmail software with your hosting package.. do some body have comments on?
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  • Profile picture of the author jnasty
    The double-optin is very necessary, I agree. Aweber, aweber, aweber.
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    Both Getresponse and Aweber work nice..
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    • Profile picture of the author disi
      I have used GetResponse but I canceled it. I was very disappointed with them. Their website and offer look great-but when you are already client you begin to notice that things are a bit "different" than in advertisement. I do not want to go too deep in it - I do not want to make them bad PR. Maybe it's just me.

      Anyway - I am now using SendStream and ZebraTracks. The first one looks great. It is a bit costly, but is very 'simple', user friendly and 'clean' This is what I like-to have my hands free. Zebra seems to be more complex with all those templates. I will also take a look at iContact as I did not know about them yet.
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    Is it true thatsingle opt-in is bad ...
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  • Profile picture of the author AndreVas
    autoresponseplus.com is lightyears ahead of both aweber and getresponse.

    It's self-hosted. So it's on your own server.

    If you'll go self-hosted solution, keep this in mind:

    1) Must be on a domain that has it's own unique IP assigned, and no other domains are using that IP.

    2) Check that you're NOT on blacklists every 1 week. Check at: http://www.rulesemporium.com/cgi-bin/uribl.cgi (Put in your website, and select "All URBS")


    In general, ARP3 is 100000x more powerful, flexible, customizable and feature packed then any autoresponder out there. Especially Aweber and GetResponse, which everyone is endorsing. Why?

    Because they're a BROKEN GRAMOPHONE repeating what everyone else is saying, without actually having compared each one and used each one to know.
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    • Profile picture of the author newfr8
      I like GetResponse's rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author kurtgeer
    Wow

    Thanks for all the responses

    Since the original post I have installed
    Mail Master Pro available here by Wes Blaylock
    It's cgi based and on MY Website and have not had any problems at all.

    I have tried numerous email clients over the past few years
    and found that I want more control with less money put out.

    Don't get me wrong, Aweber and Get response are fine products with monthly dues,
    where as you pay once and that's it.

    It's the same with webhosting. Why pay more when you can get it for less, without all the bells and whistles if you don't want them.
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