What autoresponder do you use?

by zeurois 31 replies
Aweber?

GetResponse?

Other ?

I'm trying to figure out if aweber is the most used autoresponder. I personally think so, but I'd like some opinions.

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  • Profile picture of the author terryd
    I've used Aweber for a few years now and love it. Haven't tried Getresponse so I can't really vouch for it but I would tell my mates about Aweber
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Aweber. It was the first I found and I have stuck with it. I really dislike the ads in the free getresponse.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marian Berghes
        i personally think iContact is very good also. I'm using them and i am very happy with their services.
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    Useful inputs.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Autoresponseplus..you buy it, you own it, you host it. can't be beat.
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    • Profile picture of the author angela99
      I use both aweber and Get Response. I just like having a backup. :-)

      Both work great but my long time favorite is aweber.
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    • Profile picture of the author zeurois
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      Autoresponseplus..you buy it, you own it, you host it. can't be beat.
      As Mal Keenan was saying .. aweber seems to have the best delivery rate.

      I mean, Yahoo spam filter would rather trust 1m emails coming from a well known website rather than from one random IP/server hosting a 2 days old domain ...

      Any thoughts on this?
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricter
      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      Autoresponseplus..you buy it, you own it, you host it. can't be beat.
      Can that be run on a hostgator hosted site?
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      • Profile picture of the author zeurois
        Originally Posted by Ricter View Post

        Can that be run on a hostgator hosted site?
        I think the answer is a YES. I didn't try it but as long as it is a web application it can run on any web server.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ricter
          Originally Posted by zeurois View Post

          I think the answer is a YES. I didn't try it but as long as it is a web application it can run on any web server.
          It's $197, which is only 10 months of aweber. And, they say, you own your list. I don't understand that completely, yet. Sounds like aweber does not let you import your list db to local?

          Anyway, 10 mos. to break even. I like the sound of that.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ouroboros
          I use an autoresponder that is hosted on my server and has given me high deliverability so far. It isn't the best solution, but until my list gets really big this is working quite well for me.

          I was leaning toward aweber but with the increased prices and problems they've had lately, my little solution gives me time to decide.

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          • Profile picture of the author pjs
            I use aweber but I'm starting to have second thoughts about them lately. A personal hosted solution is great... until you get a few spam complaints and have your server end up on all the RBL's out there (blacklists). That's a lot of fun cleaning up that mess.

            I think it's worth it to pay a service. In our world, email is mission critical. Not worth the risk running it yourself unless you have multiple servers and the know how to manage them, etc.

            Also, when you run your own software and go to switch to aweber, or whatever, they have to confirm their subscription again. You're likely to lose a good chunk (maybe 30%) of those subscribers. Something to think about.
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            • Profile picture of the author KimW
              Originally Posted by pjs View Post

              I use aweber but I'm starting to have second thoughts about them lately. A personal hosted solution is great... until you get a few spam complaints and have your server end up on all the RBL's out there (blacklists). That's a lot of fun cleaning up that mess.

              I think it's worth it to pay a service. In our world, email is mission critical. Not worth the risk running it yourself unless you have multiple servers and the know how to manage them, etc.

              Also, when you run your own software and go to switch to aweber, or whatever, they have to confirm their subscription again. You're likely to lose a good chunk (maybe 30%) of those subscribers. Something to think about.
              Some good thoughts, but in reality you run into that with any service.Basically you are paying aweber to run cleanup with the blacklist services instead of you, and for a lot of people paying for that service alone is worth it.
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              • Profile picture of the author pjs
                Originally Posted by KimW View Post

                Some good thoughts, but in reality you run into that with any service.Basically you are paying aweber to run cleanup with the blacklist services instead of you, and for a lot of people paying for that service alone is worth it.
                Right, but the difference is, services like aweber have multiple servers. They are usually "OK" with the major RBL lists (the lists understand their business) and if one of their servers is blacklisted, they can remove it from the rotation which will keep the continued delivery rate high.

                I'm not saying DON'T use a private script. I just think in the long run, paying for a service is the smart way to go. Of course, this is just my $0.02
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      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      Autoresponseplus..you buy it, you own it, you host it. can't be beat.
      You forgot to mention horrible delivery rates over time (unless you have GR or Aweber's expertise on ensuring high delivery rates).

      And yes, I've tested it and used it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Travis Wade
    I've been using Aweber for about 2 years now. I love it. Great open rates. Quick, simple, etc.
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    iContact is really cool. It also offers a 15 days free trial. Good software.
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    Aweber. I am looking at Michael Rasmussens aweber spin off though,.. seems perky
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Seely
    Use both GR and Aweber.

    Preferred Aweber at first because of its more streamlined interface. Now I wish I would've stuck with GR because it seems to get the job done just as fine. And it's cheaper.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I have ARP and an Aweber account. my own experience is the delivery rate is pretty close to the same for me, but as always, ymmv.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Well, it looks like the answer to the OP's original question is mostly Aweber
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  • Profile picture of the author violationz
    GetResponse - cheaper than AWeber and the delivery rate has been great.
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  • I like aweber too, but i'm using emailaces.com now. It's cheap and works well for me.
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    I use both aweber and Getresponse. I have been happy with both so far.
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