Using Paid Auto responder vs Inbuilt Godaddy auto responder

by alex2017 10 replies
Hi,

Why should I pay $19 per month for Aweber or a bit lower for Get Response as I could use the inbuilt auto responder in Godaddy hosting account? What are the advantages and disadvantages of either way?
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    If I were you I would go to godaddy and research all the features they have, then go to the other autoresponders and the one that has the features you want is the one you get.

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    • Profile picture of the author alex2017
      Well Sure. I will do that. But, I was trying my luck to know whether someone used godaddy autoresponder and found it useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    It's not the same thing - at least the ones I've seen weren't.

    With a hosting autoresponder you can setup emails that will go out "automatically" when you receive an email. They cannot be used as SEQUENTIAL autoresponders where you set up a full email campaign and have people signing up and the autoresponder sending a series of emails to that person, maintaining the opt in list and providing tools to track your campaign.
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    • Profile picture of the author alex2017
      Thanks Kay King. You should be right.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I know nothing about godaddy autoresponder, but my #1 concern would be deliverability.

    Set up seed accounts from at least aol, hotmail/outlook, gmail, yahoo and test your inbox placement with them.

    Most autoresponders have a free trial, so it costs nothing to test.

    Plus if you plan to do email marketing, you should have seeds anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author alex2017
      Thanks DIABL0 - When you say inbox placement - you mean how the email sent to my test accounts are seen - no? I will surely do that. thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
        Originally Posted by alex2017 View Post

        Thanks DIABL0 - When you say inbox placement - you mean how the email sent to my test accounts are seen - no? I will surely do that. thanks.
        Yes, check and see if the message goes to the inbox or spam folder.

        You ideally want to know the domain makeup of your list(s) and create seed accounts for the domains with the highest percentage of users. For many, AOL, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo and parent domains using the same mx server, can makeup as much as 85-90% of their list. Which is why I said at the very least, you should start with them. But try to get as many seed accounts that you can set up or acquire.

        For small domains / GI, it's not going to be possible to get seeds for. So you could set up SpamAssassin with razor/pyzor add-ons and test with it. Typically all the small/GI domains combined may only make up 10% of your list.

        Doing the above is pretty cheap and well worth it, so you can test your inbox placement.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      I concur with D's point, Alex.

      If it is free, and not a well known provider - unlike Mail Chimp - I would be concerned that emails would wind up in junk or spam folders versus the emails you send from Aweber, Mail Chimp or Get Response.

      Not across the board, but you generally get what you pay for. Or, if you go freebie, you almost always have to deal with the trade off.

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  • Profile picture of the author unifiedac
    Go Daddy has an autoresponder add-on, but it's not free:

    https://www.godaddy.com/help/all-abo...sponders-12530

    The built-in "autoresponder" with Go Daddy will work more as an "automatic reply" than a true email marketing solution. When you receive an email in your inbox, you can automatically reply to it. But, as others have indicated, you can't actually run a comprehensive email marketing campaign.

    Furthermore, your typical shared hosting account has email limitations (250 per day):

    https://www.godaddy.com/help/email-a...mitations-2949

    So, if you have a larger list, you won't be able to send anyways.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeadRooster
    Using an independent autoresponder means you can continue to use it even after you switch domain registrars and hosting company's.

    That's kind of important.

    Don't think you'll never switch... I've done it several times.
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