Opinions on the best autoresponder?

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I'm new to the forum, so apologize in advance if I'm not following correct protocol, and promise to learn quickly as I go along.

We've been using Aweber for a few years, and love it, except for one thing: most of our subscribers are signing up for a free guide we offer that not only gives lots of valuable content, but also promotes our products. All we do with this list is send them the guide they signed up for.

We want to make it as easy as possible for the subscriber, so I've turned off the Opt-In feature. But some subscribers still are required to opt-in. I've asked Aweber about this, and they say there's nothing they can do about it. Are there any good autoresponders out there that don't ever force the opt-in on new subscribers if you've turned that feature off?

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide on this issue,
Sandra
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  • Profile picture of the author lowjo
    I use Aweber and while I tend to use the double optin feature the single works fine for me too. Did you change that setting part way through? If that's even possible.

    Otherwise GetResponse is pretty popular among many single optin marketers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vanquish
    Get response is great for single opt in, I have been using it for a while with no problems at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author JMonkey
    I use Interspire Email Marketer for all my subscribers/newsletters. It offers single opt in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by aum4all View Post

    I'm new to the forum, so apologize in advance if I'm not following correct protocol, and promise to learn quickly as I go along.

    We've been using Aweber for a few years, and love it, except for one thing: most of our subscribers are signing up for a free guide we offer that not only gives lots of valuable content, but also promotes our products. All we do with this list is send them the guide they signed up for.

    We want to make it as easy as possible for the subscriber, so I've turned off the Opt-In feature. But some subscribers still are required to opt-in. I've asked Aweber about this, and they say there's nothing they can do about it. Are there any good autoresponders out there that don't ever force the opt-in on new subscribers if you've turned that feature off?

    Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide on this issue,
    Sandra
    Welcome to the forum. One of the unwritten rules is to use the search function of the forum before posing a question. In this instance, there are dozens of autoresponder threads. A word of caution: most of the information contained in autoresponder threads are opinions that are not based on any extensive testing or comparisons.

    Though I no longer do extensive testing of autoresponder scripts and services, I still have a strong knowledge base on how they work and the real differences between hosting your own solutions and going with a 3rd party provider.

    There is no such thing as a "best" autoresponder because it's like buying a car. You can buy a used twenty year old model or a Ferrari, and everything in between.

    Though I use Aweber, one thing I do not like about them is not being able to turn off the confirmed opt-in feature, though I understand why they do that. There are many other services out there (hundreds) and a few of them are Aweber, Getresponder, Email Aces, Constant Contact, iContact, etc.

    Make sure you read all of their features and take them for a test drive so you can truly compare.

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  • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
    I agree Aweber is great.yet sometimes it would be good to have the ability to switch off the double optin.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1internetsmarty
    You can install Dadamail on your server. My host allows me to use it without any problems. They have a free version and it's easy to install. However, I should say, my lists are very, very targeted and all permission based. I can't post the link here so if you PM me, I can send you the url. I also use Aweber, but for the more everyday list building type of things
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  • Profile picture of the author miset
    Hi,

    I use aweber and it is possible to switch confirmed opt in on and off at will, i recently started a new list with confirmed opt in on but after a while changed my mind, there is no issue turning it off (although there used to be, aweber have changed it in recent times)

    When you have confirmed opt in off and if they ask you to go back and confirm that is because they suspect that the email isn't a correct address.

    Thanks
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