Which Autoresponder service do you use?

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Hey guys, I'm about to let go off constantcontact..

Currently deciding on aweber or getresponse.

What's your pick?
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  • Profile picture of the author Allurre
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  • Profile picture of the author FitJerk
    Screw auto-responder "services"

    You should host your own. I switched from Aweber to Email-Marketer from Interspire (Also used to be known as Send-Studio)

    You can even get a free script here: Infinite Responder - Free Autoresponder Script

    And if you are going to use the argument of "Services are more reliable"... I say BS. Think about it, if you have a decent host, you will have 99% up time, which means your responder will have 99% up time.

    If you website DOES go down or the server reboots at some point, it doesn't matter since even if you had a "service"... prospects won't be able to opt-in since your site is down for a min or two. << Worst case scenario

    My 2cents.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kyle Tully
      Originally Posted by metalslug View Post

      And if you are going to use the argument of "Services are more reliable"... I say BS. Think about it, if you have a decent host, you will have 99% up time, which means your responder will have 99% up time.

      If you website DOES go down or the server reboots at some point, it doesn't matter since even if you had a "service"... prospects won't be able to opt-in since your site is down for a min or two. << Worst case scenario

      My 2cents.
      It's not about reliability.

      It's about deliverability.

      Most of the time a self-hosted option will be fine.

      But when the sh!t hits the fan it really hits the fan.

      There are so many things going on in the background of a professional autoresponder service to keep your mails getting through that it's almost impossible for a self-hosted solution to keep up, unless you hire a full-time AR guy to manage it.

      As for my personal choice, I've got both Aweber and Getresponse accounts.

      I much prefer the Aweber UI and general usability. And I got it ages ago so I'm still on the old price plan.

      If I was starting over again I might go with GR just because it's a little cheaper... but this becomes a moot issue soon enough if you've got a real business.

      But I'll be looking to move everything over to Infusionsoft soon.

      Moved a few clients to it and they love it. There's a reason why most of the big boys in IM are using it
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    • Profile picture of the author ibell
      Great lead on the self-hosted autoresponder - thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author plainwords
        This question on autoresponder services always brings out some emotive responses. Here's my opinion, as a web designer who has used various services on behalf of my clients.

        Aweber has excellent deliverability, in my experience and it has a heap of great features. It's the industry leader.

        1shoppingcart also has some great features but in my experience, messages sent by 1shoppingcart are much more likely to end up in the junk mail folder. In fact, one of my clients switched fromm Aweber to 1shoppingcart (to save money) and the same emails that used to go into the inbox with Aweber started going into the junk folder with 1shoppingcart. I know this because I signed up to all my client's lists to test deliverability.

        Another service I have personally used is Firebirdpro, which gives good deliverability but doesn't have all the features of Aweber or 1shoppingcart.

        I haven't used Getresponse, so can't comment personally. It gets a lot of good reviews but many of these are from affiliates.

        I have also used self-hosted autoresponder systems, both for myself and on behalf of clients. The secret with self hosting is to have your server set up correctly. I learned this the heard way in the early days. But if you have your server set up correctly, you can get excellent deliverability with a self-hosted system. If you are worried about spam complaints, then operate ethically and only send messages to people who have requested them, and don't bombard them with sales pitches.

        With a self-hosted system, there is the expense of a dedicated server (or a decent VPS at the very least) so it doesn't really work out any cheaper than Aweber.

        Some people like the challenge of tinkering with servers and hosting their own script. Most people prefer to leave it to the experts. There's no right or wrong solution.

        But if I had to pick one, I'd go with Aweber.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by metalslug View Post

      And if you are going to use the argument of "Services are more reliable"... I say BS.
      I say never do something yourself when someone else will do it for $20 a month.

      There's a point in your life where you have more time than money, but eventually that changes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    Aweber is my choice. I haven't tried GetResponse, though, so it's not after a comparison. I've been perfectly happy with Aweber, and the people there are always friendly and helpful with any concerns or questions.

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  • Profile picture of the author billnad
    I have been using Get Response for a couple or three years and they have been great. I think that Aweber is the more popular but of course once you are in you are not going to change as you would have to reauthenticate your entire list and probably lose most of them.

    As far as self hosting I think that this is dangerous as you could easily get labeled as spam if someone did not like your message and then your entire domain and hosting of email will be banned. Better to let a cheap outside hosted autoresponder take care of it
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    • Profile picture of the author FitJerk
      Originally Posted by billnad View Post

      I have been using Get Response for a couple or three years and they have been great. I think that Aweber is the more popular but of course once you are in you are not going to change as you would have to reauthenticate your entire list and probably lose most of them.

      As far as self hosting I think that this is dangerous as you could easily get labeled as spam if someone did not like your message and then your entire domain and hosting of email will be banned. Better to let a cheap outside hosted autoresponder take care of it
      If you're afraid of being labeled as "spam" then I would have to seriously question the emails that you send out. Are they spammy?

      If you have a solid privacy policy, tell the prospect WHAT they are getting into and then provide actual value through your emails I don't see why you will be labeled as "spam"

      And if you ever ARE, then you have solid proof to back you shit up and the ban should be taken care of. This is a rare instance of course.

      And Mike, that occurs if it isn't set up properly... so far I've had no problems.

      Aweber is good, but you are being nickled and dimed to death...
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      • Profile picture of the author billnad
        Actually the fear of being labeled as spam is not a concern for me but the fact that anyone not liking a message can call it spam and get you on the spam lists is reason enough for you to use one of the Autoresponder services.

        I always send good content in my emails and before hitting send we should all be evaluating what is going out to our readers but anyone in a bad mood can call your email spam and you as a sender of the email you have little or no recourse and can be blacklisted quickly.

        Anyway for anyone trying to save a few bucks it may be an option to self host your autoresponder but I am much more comfortable having all the services somewhere else instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allurre
    I'll haev a look at that bro. Thanks.
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    Are there problems with Constant Contact? I just became and affiliate.. But have no history with them good or bad..
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  • Profile picture of the author Allurre
    Well. no problems really.. their service is just expensive in my opinion when compared to others.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike McDowell
      I use aWeber.

      I tried a server based autoresponder, but found most of my broadcast and follow up emails never got to the recipients.

      I haven't tried any of the other sites, aWeber has done a good job for me.

      Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
    I've used Getresponse for years and never had a problem.

    Not tried Aweber. You'll find that those are the two most used ones.

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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Campbell
    I've use Getresponse and never had a problem. From what I've seen it seems that the top guys in the internet marketing field are sort of split 50/50.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gabri
    And what do you think about Prosender? I have read it's part of aWeber but they still have the old prices.
    I am at the same point: Getresponse vs. aWeber.

    I see aWeber is much more expensive, specially if you have more than 500 subscribers...
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    • Profile picture of the author askloz
      yeah, it's their sister company or something, or the other way around awber <-> prosender.

      Originally Posted by Gabri View Post

      And what do you think about Prosender? I have read it's part of aWeber but they still have the old prices.
      I am at the same point: Getresponse vs. aWeber.

      I see aWeber is much more expensive, specially if you have more than 500 subscribers...
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  • Profile picture of the author Spike SpiegelIM
    I use GetResponse for the longest time, it's cheaper than Aweber, and I'm very satisfied with it's results. Never tried Aweber, and with the way Getresponse works for me, I don't I'll ever will. Just got so used to it..
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
    I've tried out GetResponse and AWeber but settled on AWeber
    for these specific reasons:

    1. Great Support - I've found the support I get from AWeber to
    be excellent particularly with anything technical.

    2. Trackability - AWeber Analytics allows me to track the response
    that my messages are having on my prospects and customers.

    This is HUGE.

    Look at any top end marketer, and you'll find that they test and
    track the response of their subscribers like a maniac.

    Sure, the bigger boys may use different systems like InfusionSoft
    or EmailLabs etc, but LOOK closely and notice that they're tracking
    more than just click through rates.

    Why? To get higher ROI and maximize subscriber and visitor value.

    3. Great Training - AWeber provide a first class education on
    how to use autoresponders effectively and what trends to look
    out for that could affect your list building efforts.

    4. Ahead of the Curve - As AWeber only provide services
    related to autoresponders (including Delivery Monitor), they focus
    their expertise and resources on one thing: autoresponders and
    have become great at it.

    I used 1ShoppingCart for a few years back in 2003 because they
    did the autoresponder, shopping cart, affiliate scheme, etc all
    under one roof. Big mistake on my part: they didn't do any of
    them particularly well - too many technologies to master.

    5. Easy to Navigate Interface - I just find the interface of AWeber
    to be better than that of GetResponse (at least when I tried it out
    around 6 months ago).

    With AWeber it's a breeze to navigate around the site and it's
    clear where to go to access the different functionality.

    By the way, with my AWeber account, I can still use single opt-in
    for my lists if I choose to do so.

    And as for the supposed 'high' pricing of AWeber for larger lists,
    get a grip. Start thinking like a business person instead of a skinflint.

    For me, the way I utilize AWeber for my lists, the additional
    Analytics functionality is worth the additional dollars to me.

    Why?

    Because I can better target the right message to the right
    person instead of sending out a blanket e-mail to all of my
    list and alientating those who aren't interested in the message.

    Does GetResponse have analytics yet? Not that I know of
    though it's in the pipeline.

    Does AWeber have analytics? Yep.

    Infusionsoft has advanced tracking too but they're $5k to
    set-up and prices start from $299/month. There's is an
    even more sophisticated system.

    Comparing AWeber with GetResponse is not an apples to
    apples comparison IMO. Just like comparing AWeber to
    Infusionsoft is not an apples to apples comparison.

    Before deciding I also took a look at who the pro Internet
    Marketers were using at that time: mainly AWeber.

    I noticed that GetResponse use a testimonial from Marlon
    Sanders on their website and yet he sends his newsletter
    to me via AWeber.

    Make up your own mind but the reasons I've given above
    are the main ones I think that AWeber is a better choice.

    Dedicated to your success,

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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Lobley
    Should get a poll happening.. I haven't tried any yet.. I was going to go for aweber though..
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    • Profile picture of the author tom03
      Aweber is what I use and really like it. I haven't tried any others though.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoshuaWriter
    I use 1shoppingcart and ARP3 (a self hosted solution) for my lists of over 150K
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  • Profile picture of the author staxx
    Most people seem to use Aweber. I have tried them and had no real problems but I don't really like the interface. Although I have tons of computer experience I for some reason spent too much time setting my stuff up with them simply because their interface is not quite structured well enough.

    I currently use Infinite auto responder which I host on my own server. You can get it at infinite.ibasics.biz. It is a free PHP script and although you have to install it and know just a little about using PHP it is well worth it because you have complete controll over everything and I have not had a single problem with it.

    I strongly recommend this solution I did a lot of searching and testing and found this to be the best solution.

    If you do not know PHP or how to install scripts on your server I wouldn't let this discourage you from using infinite autoresponder. Setting it up is very simple and you can get someone from elance.com or some place like that to do it for you for practically nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Steinitz
    Hi,

    I don't recall ever seeing customized aweber confirmation or unsubscribe pages. Does aweber facilitate such customization/branding?

    Thanks,

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    I use both aweber and 1shoppingcart. 1shoppingcart has the advantage that everyone who buys from you is on your list - BUT - they haven't opted in to your list, they just bought a product from you - so you have to be especially sensitive with how you start out mailing them.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRealDomainer
    I was having running battle with autoresonders untill I had to implement getting autoresponder on my server and sincce then, it has been wonderful. I have it with no monthly payment, unlimited list.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tsarina
      Originally Posted by TheRealDomainer View Post

      I was having running battle with autoresonders untill I had to implement getting autoresponder on my server and sincce then, it has been wonderful. I have it with no monthly payment, unlimited list.
      Is it soft or a script or service? Can you be more specific pls.
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  • Profile picture of the author jameswatson
    I use Aweber as an AR - its the easiest to use and is pretty sophisticated.

    I use Constant Contact as an e-newsletter tool only - which it is great for. But it doesn't bear comparison to Aweber as an AR, however.

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    • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
      I'm using GetResponse. I looked at a lot of them.

      If you want to integrate your AR with some sort of ecommerce
      system both Aweber and GR do that. Many of the others do
      too, but not all. The technology is called API - I've read that
      GR's API is "more robust" than Aweber's - but I don't know what
      that means exactly.

      Aweber has more tracking features than GR but they are sticklers
      for double opt-in. I generally prefer single opt-in.

      The real reason I use GR is they let me transfer lists over to
      their service without another opt-in required. It is my impression
      that Aweber is considerably less accomodating on list-transfer
      issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author Earl Smith
    I'm switching to aweber, I was using freeautoresponder.com but I wasn't to pleased but using a free autoresponder you never will.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiAndrine
    aWeber has been working well for me. It's a good question to be asking, we all soon realize how important a service it is to the success of our business/s.

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  • Profile picture of the author SamLewi
    metalslug, how is interspire working for you? i also recommend interspire to everyone. they have a hosted version with free trial: Hosted Email Marketing and Autoresponder Software from Big Response
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  • Profile picture of the author mloveridge17
    wow... all this chatter and not one mention of iContact; which I have found to be just as easy as AWeber and a little bit cheaper, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Aweber all the way. I tried the other one and it didn't work out to well for me.

    I like aweber because of the what you see is what you get form of it....

    Takes some time to learn the back office if you have never had experience with it before.....but it you will be fine.

    Stick with Aweber.

    Take care!
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  • Profile picture of the author GB2008
    I use aweber - had no problems with them at all. Customised thank you pages, multiple lists, broadcasts, broadcast from your blog - awesome service. Definitely recommended by me!

    As for hosting it yourself - I dabbled in this before and it's a complete minefield, imho. If you are selling email hosting services - go for it, but if that is not your business, then let the pros deal with the spam laws and the double opt-in and the certification for all the major ISPs and then keeping up with everything. That's what they do - my time is better spent building my business!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff_Gardner
    I noticed a mention of Aweber's API. Unfortunately, Aweber doesn't offer API. That's why we're looking for another alternative. Maybe iContact. We'll see.

    Anyone know of a great autoresponder WITH API?
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  • Profile picture of the author Bo Mill
    Used iContact, switched to Aweber. I think I am going to either switch back to iContact, or use a self-hosted script.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    All,

    you can have the cleanest list and best non spam email on a self hosted solution and still get black listed. And if you're not constantly checking with the blacklist folks - how will you know your emails are not being delivered? You won't unless you check.

    "But I have a dedicated server", so what? That server uses an IP from someone's allocation. If anyone on that block of IPs pisses off an blacklist they can decide to block the entire range - from a class C all the way up.

    And they don't care about anything but taking out the spammer - collateral damage to your business be damned. And they don't have 800 numbers so you can call them up and present your evidence that you're not a filthy spammer. The larger service providers don't even have these numbers, though they may have special email addresses that small fry don't have.

    The amount of effort put forth daily to prevent spam is staggering - most of us on the outside (I've ran several data centers - I use to deal with this crap daily) have no idea as to the amount of effort expended. Nor how hard it is to get off a black list.

    Having said that I run a small list (like 400) folks on ARP3. Works like a charm and since its mostly a social group if something comes up (Hey Jack why no email?) I can check rather quickly. My lively hood doesn't depend on it.

    If you are thinking of self hosting then ARP3 is something I highly recommend, for small lists, unless you have the time/experience to police your IPs.

    I've used most mainstream services - aweber, constantcontact, brontomail (though not really an autoresponder), and iContact. I use iContact now. Not that the others are bad, I just like iContact.

    Also for self hosted I use ARP3 and for sending out single emails to various promotions I also use a program called World Merge. Great little program and highly recommend, though I don't know if its still on the market.

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    • Profile picture of the author FrankRumbauskas
      Originally Posted by jacktackett View Post

      you can have the cleanest list and best non spam email on a self hosted solution and still get black listed. And if you're not constantly checking with the blacklist folks - how will you know your emails are not being delivered? You won't unless you check.

      "But I have a dedicated server", so what? That server uses an IP from someone's allocation. If anyone on that block of IPs pisses off an blacklist they can decide to block the entire range - from a class C all the way up.
      That is EXACTLY why a self-hosted solution on a dedicated server will *always* get equal or better deliverability than a hosted solution. With a service like AWeber you are sharing a finite number of IP addresses with *thousands* of other marketers, many of whom are sending out spammy content day after day.

      Both my measured deliverability and sales went up noticeably as soon as I moved from AWeber to self-hosted. And with the size of my list I was done spending four figures a month (!) with AWeber.

      I have rarely shown up on blacklists - I check weekly - and when I have it turned out to be a mistake and the blacklists immediately removed me at my request. And my hosting company explained that if I ever get stuck on one, all I need to do is change my IP address and start with a clean slate.

      For those who are interested, I use Interspire Email Marketer and I added a 2nd dedicated server as a remote mail server due to my list size. I will probably add a 3rd server as a dedicated database server (just so you guys with lists over 100k know what you're getting into if you self-host your list). Several other big marketers are using this 3-server setup to host their own massive lists.

      Frank

      PS: I was disappointed when I canceled AWeber that there was not even one "what can we do to keep you" or "why did you cancel" call or email. If I have a customer cancel , I want to know why so I can provide better service in the future. That was disappointing to say the least.
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      • Profile picture of the author Troy McDonald
        Frank,

        Thanks for posting your experience, I'm tired of all the Kool-Aid (Aweber, Getrsponse, 1Shoppingcart) stories, they are not accurate.

        Put fear into people and that's all ya need. (I mean what they say makes sense, but doesn't mean it's completely accurate.)
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      • Profile picture of the author Good News Now
        Originally Posted by FrankRumbauskas View Post

        That is EXACTLY why a self-hosted solution on a dedicated server will *always* get equal or better deliverability than a hosted solution. With a service like AWeber you are sharing a finite number of IP addresses with *thousands* of other marketers, many of whom are sending out spammy content day after day.

        Both my measured deliverability and sales went up noticeably as soon as I moved from AWeber to self-hosted. And with the size of my list I was done spending four figures a month (!) with AWeber.

        I have rarely shown up on blacklists - I check weekly - and when I have it turned out to be a mistake and the blacklists immediately removed me at my request. And my hosting company explained that if I ever get stuck on one, all I need to do is change my IP address and start with a clean slate.

        For those who are interested, I use Interspire Email Marketer and I added a 2nd dedicated server as a remote mail server due to my list size. I will probably add a 3rd server as a dedicated database server (just so you guys with lists over 100k know what you're getting into if you self-host your list). Several other big marketers are using this 3-server setup to host their own massive lists.

        Frank

        PS: I was disappointed when I canceled AWeber that there was not even one "what can we do to keep you" or "why did you cancel" call or email. If I have a customer cancel , I want to know why so I can provide better service in the future. That was disappointing to say the least.
        Yes, this is the way to go! Why spend so much money for Aweber or other autorespenders?
        The autoresponder companies are using these types of software and everyone can have the benefits of paying just one time payment fee and have it without those outrages monthly fees.
        Selfhosting is the best way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Melford Bibens
    I'm an aweber man- great support, a bit slow on the broadcast some times but nice and easy to use.

    A bit pricey once you past the 25K subscriber mark.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlie Parker
    Aweber. No complaints although getresponse are more flexible.
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  • Profile picture of the author steve m
    I use email aces as they are the only ones that accept Paypal as the payment method.

    *note to self* Must get a credit card!
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  • Profile picture of the author Xebec
    I looked at both, a while ago, and decided on getresponse. It seemed seemed to do everything AW did w/o additional fees for becoming successful.
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    • Profile picture of the author E-Newbies
      Aweber here i like the analytics functions & the ability to follow up on with a different title to the people that never opened. Just my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author st0rm
    I use aweber, i would hate to loose my list due to not backing it up
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  • Profile picture of the author youdiezst
    aweber is good, it has never let me down
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  • Profile picture of the author slimshady22248202
    I think Aweber and Get Response, I have tried both. But I like Aweber Better
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  • Profile picture of the author MemberWing
    I have enough issuies with babysitting updates to all my CMS-es and Wordpress installations - so I won't need one more pain with updating, fixing and configuring self-hosted autoresponder.
    Hence i'd vote for hosted service - and Aweber seems to come first.

    Also I am about to launch something really serious with potential for 100k+ list - and that making me want to go with a big guys.

    Gleb
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    • Profile picture of the author nimsy
      Has anyone tried List Mail Pro? Any opinions on it? There's a link to it in the Xsite Pro forms wizard, hence the question...
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      • Profile picture of the author Troy McDonald
        Originally Posted by nimsy View Post

        Has anyone tried List Mail Pro? Any opinions on it? There's a link to it in the Xsite Pro forms wizard, hence the question...
        Nimsy,

        List Mail Pro, used to be good, but if you look at their forum, it seems that the programmer/company has disappeared for some time. It's too bad.

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  • Profile picture of the author pavondunbar
    I use Response 2.0...

    Been using them for some time now...

    Never had a problem with them thus far...

    Pavon
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  • Profile picture of the author edman
    I use 1shoppingcart , they have a very good service as well, and the price is right

    I am also considering Autoresponderplus, but not sure if I should take that leap to a self hosted service... I've heard good things about them though
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    • Profile picture of the author nimsy
      Just realised that you can subscribe to GetResponse through your own affiliate link and get 30% off for life! You can't do that with Aweber.
      So at the moment Get Response has the edge for me...

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  • Profile picture of the author MIB Mastermind
    Awebr's my personal fav, although you won't go wrong with any of the 2 you have mentioned.
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  • Profile picture of the author ECoughlin
    I just started with Aweber and while I like all the features like custom confirm pages, tracking, etc, I still find it to be a little confusing when you are getting started. Definitely use the video tutorials because even though you think you might be able to do something, you need to learn the way they do it. Excellent support, though. They walked me through everything. See? If I had watched the tutorials....

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  • Profile picture of the author Halhighlander
    Originally Posted by Allurre View Post

    Hey guys, I'm about to let go off constantcontact..

    Currently deciding on aweber or getresponse.

    What's your pick?
    Personally I use Get Response as it has an option to try it out for free with no expiry date but just a limit on messages.

    Cheers,

    Fred
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  • Profile picture of the author nzdealer
    i personally love aweber and get response and they both do great job
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
    I have AWeber and GetResponse accounts. Everything new is on GetResponse because they support automatically adding members via DLGuard and in general are more understanding of the issues Internet marketers face.
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    I use Aweber
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesTWL
    I am surprise no one mention other reputable autoresponder services like Icontact, ConstantContact, Bronto, DirectResponders, VerticalResponse, MonsterResponse, ShoutResponse, SuperSponders and RapidResponsebot.

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author dave830
    I use aWeber AND 1shoppingcart.

    Two different applications, but I've found both to be superior. Minor (2-4%) issues with deliverability, but if anyone tells you they can guarantee delivery, walk away.

    I especially like 1SC because it ties in with my shopping cart- i.e. a purchase is equivalent to a double opt in.

    An one way I use this- instead of giving a freebie on an opt in for (I really believe people are tuning these offers out) I like to offer them a product from my online store- but I give them a 100% discount via a coupon code.

    End result- they get a product with real value (not a dinky report), and they get it for free without ever pulling out a credit card.

    On my side, I get a new opt in that doesn't have to go searching for an email link to click.

    Win win there.

    By the way, this process is ONLY available through 1SC.

    My $.02

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  • Profile picture of the author LordXenu
    I used to use GetResponse, now I have Interspire Email marketer setup on my own server, and I am loving it so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author iTechSolutions
    I use getresponse from 2 years and happy with service so far.
    IMHO service is 99.9% same as aWeber but here you save a lot and can use own affiliate link to sign up as per their TOS

    As a sidenote, aWeber just increased affiliate commission if you want to promote as affiliate
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  • I'm curious if anyone has tried GoDaddy's Express Email Marketing service? I'm trying to decide between that and Aweber.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingshouse
    I use Aweber.

    It allows me to not bother about spam complaints since they use the double opt in.

    Secondly, if you want your emails to get to your subscribers inbox then go with aweber. i have not used Getresponse but have heard good things too.

    Aweber takes spam ultra seriously and does not allow you to import co reg lists as Getresponse does.

    I know of 2 big named gurus who defected to Aweber all for the sake of deliverability of emails. So don't just go for what is cheap.

    All that hosting stuff is great but I have no plans of fighting spam complaints on my own.

    Over to you.

    K
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  • Profile picture of the author Broomy
    Can't speak for Get Response but I've been more than happy with Aweber for 3 years. I'm not heavily into email marketing, but I've never had any problems or difficulties setting up email campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomp
    I use aweber but trafficwave dot net looks pretty comprehensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeink
    I have used both Aweber and Getresponse in the pass, they both have their own things. Have not using them for awhile now due to I was not selling or promoting anything. Now I am getting set up again, i will use both again. Also will look at some of the others mention in this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author internetwarrior97
    Between the two, my pick would be (after hosting your own, of course - nothing is better than being able to dictate your own needs accordingly) GetResponse. It's simple and CS have been good. My other choice is Interspire.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenprop
    Aweber is definitely my choice. Great service.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnC
    Mail Chimp!!

    I don't think anyone mentioned Mail Chimp yet. The absolute BEST Mailing List Manager I have ever seen. It's phenomenal. It's from the guys that made Survey Monkey.

    Seriously, everything about Mail Chimp is superior to AWeber, Constant Contact... The BEST part being they have no branding at ALL on your outgoing emails.

    I also use Acajoom if i'm using a Joomla site for something. Acajoom is pretty powerful and only 40 Euro for lifetime usage. Very easy to setup.
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    • Profile picture of the author BlueStar
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      Mail Chimp!!

      I don't think anyone mentioned Mail Chimp yet. The absolute BEST Mailing List Manager I have ever seen. It's phenomenal. It's from the guys that made Survey Monkey.

      Seriously, everything about Mail Chimp is superior to AWeber, Constant Contact... The BEST part being they have no branding at ALL on your outgoing emails.

      I also use Acajoom if i'm using a Joomla site for something. Acajoom is pretty powerful and only 40 Euro for lifetime usage. Very easy to setup.
      I like no branding.

      Has anyone here done a side by side comparison with AWeber or anyone else?

      I don't care about cost.

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  • Profile picture of the author cullenpowell
    ShawnC you speak the truth!

    I've been migrating over to Mail Chimp for the past few weeks and it really is phenomenal. All the features you could ever want out of an email marketing platform with great deliverability.

    The best part about Mail Chimp is the API IMHO, which is the reason I went to them in the first place. Their API is solid, feature rich and opens the door for an unlimited number of email marketing possibilities. It basically gives you access to the entire system through your own custom programming.
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      Originally Posted by cullenpowell View Post

      ShawnC you speak the truth!

      I've been migrating over to Mail Chimp for the past few weeks and it really is phenomenal. All the features you could ever want out of an email marketing platform with great deliverability.

      The best part about Mail Chimp is the API IMHO, which is the reason I went to them in the first place. Their API is solid, feature rich and opens the door for an unlimited number of email marketing possibilities. It basically gives you access to the entire system through your own custom programming.
      I agree, Mail Chimp is awesome! I don't understand why its not as popular as the others. Its also one of the more affordable services to get started with.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1netscribe
    I use ninjaresponder... Tellsman's private label Aweber...I just like to get at least 7 emails daily form Tellsman

    Service is great...deliverability is great...aweber has affiliate program...great too and best of all most IM products that incorporate autorepsonders into the programs have aweber enabled...less setup time for me...and I do love my IM products

    Hope this helps
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    Aweber works for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author thomashoi
    I'm using aweber and so far getting good results although i need to pay a monthly fee of $19.95, no complaints about that as it takes good care of all my lists.

    one tip to get a high opt-in rate is to offer a FREE ebook or some special discounts. People will never give you their email for no good reason.
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  • Profile picture of the author esh
    For list under 500 i use hosted version, interspire email marketer is what i use.

    For a list more than 1000 i use service like emailaces.com and getresponse.com

    I dont use AWÉBER because their plan is good enough for me, $20 a month for less than 1000 list is not enough. I recommend you try emailaces.com they give you 2500 list for $9 a month and also its owned by a fellow IM'er Gary Ambrose!

    Also Awéber doesnt allow subscription via paypal, which SUCKS!
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  • Profile picture of the author danmorton
    Aweber - are there any others?

    I have seen some free ones out there - but they come with a ton of advertising that really is a turn-off.

    The cheapest Aweber is about $16/month, and works pretty much flawlessly.

    Dan
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  • Profile picture of the author arcdigital
    MailChimp! They are AWESOME... Seriously, check them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Francesc
    Aweber, it's little more expensive than others but it's so easy to customize.
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  • Profile picture of the author lavidaloca
    HOLD YOUR HORSES FOLKS!

    Getresponse announced a few days ago that they are going to be releasing 100 New Features to their system!

    100+ more with them and they surely wipe the competition.

    Cheers,
    Lavidaloca
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  • Profile picture of the author laguna1811
    I use Aweber. Love their customer support and tutorial.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Immotna
    Switched from Getresponse to Aweber... I found aweber more simplified although i think they are of the equal deliverability and reliability..
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  • Profile picture of the author FudEnterprises
    I just started using GetResponse so thats my choice also.

    Fud
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    GetResponse is the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edgar Moreno
    Aweber!! The customer service there is top notch and I dont know about everyone else but thats very important to me. Haven't had anything bad to say about them yet, i'll update if that changes
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  • Profile picture of the author danielwood
    im using 1 shopping cart becuase you can create shopping carts, collect emails and it's very user friendly, im considering testdriving others though so thanks for all your advice
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  • Profile picture of the author charles4
    I use Aweber, it is consistent and realible. Does cost more than most but worth it.
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    I use Autoresponse Plus, highly recommended, and you don't have to pay monthly fees!!
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  • Profile picture of the author ilyasm
    aweber. They guarantee 97% deliverability.
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  • Profile picture of the author MelanieandMiles
    I just got going with Oprius. One price to handle any size list, and it helps me manage my follow-up, too. Sorted!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tekstar
      I'd be interested in knowing how you are using Oprius. I just checked it out and it looks unique compared to the others.

      I couldn't find the answers to these questions on the website so if you have time would you answer these for me.

      Can you use multiple capture forms on different websites?

      Can you segregate your groups into specific groups so that you can email them separately? For example can you email a group by zip code or maybe by State or city etc? Basically can you break up your emails in as many groups as you would like to target your emails.

      Thanks for your help,

      -Bob
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  • Profile picture of the author Ceena Giselle
    took a while to get used to get response but its ok now.
    its cheaper compared to aweber too
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  • Profile picture of the author edgegirl
    All my buddies use Aweber but somehow during my research I decided to use Get Response.

    I've been okay with the service and transferred my list over from another service that I was paying for.

    Unfortunately, they recently upgraded and have been very slack on fixing issues or responding to customers. It put at least 4 of my lists out of commission for over five days...not acceptable.

    Anyway, I'd consider WHY most internet marketers are using Aweber...there are other options but the general consensus is that Aweber leads the pack.
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  • Profile picture of the author free09
    Hey there,

    I use Imedia Marketing Tools Autoresponder Service.
    This service is incredible and it pays us a good check each
    month as well. This service delivery rate is outstanding!

    Go to the link below and follow it all the way, then check
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