I have a list...is there a programme for emailing?

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I have a list of about 600-700 email addresses. I want to send out an email to all of the addresses but it would seem tedious to copy and paste every address and send them out individually.

Is there any software/programme whereby I can plug in my list of addresses 1 time and send off numerous emails throughout the year?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author espresso
    ad webber is the biggest and most wildly used
    There is also send blaster which is free

    I think to import them you will need to have them listed as an excel of CSV file
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    If you are running from a server, you can use phplist if you want a free option similar to Awebber. However, be cautious...there are legalities in sending out emails, especially if commerce is involved. Google the CAN-SPAM Act and read and follow the rules.

    Preferably, you want those emails to be double opt-in...meaning people are sent an opt-in email and they click a link in that email stating that they agree to receive emails from you in the future.

    Services like Awebber cover these bases automatically.

    Additionally, how did you obtain these emails? Is the list cold, meaning has it been a while since they have heard from you or have they ever heard from you?
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  • Profile picture of the author theteach
    thebitbotdotcom,

    These addresses came to me by people who had registered with my membership website. They are either past members who have paid or people who have signed up but did not pay.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    If they confirm their registration then they have opted in. You are half way there. Now, just make sure you follow CAN-SPAM laws...
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  • Profile picture of the author theteach
    Great! But are there any good free autoresponders?
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    • Profile picture of the author powerslave
      Originally Posted by theteach View Post

      Great! But are there any good free autoresponders?
      Mailchimp is free for up to 500 subscribers, but that is no good for you with 600+. They do have a pay as you go option, which would cost you $0.03 per email.

      I tried FreeAutoBot once, which is free as the name suggests. I found the confirmation rate was very low, so I think you get what you pay for really.
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      • Profile picture of the author rts2271
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        "Good" and "free" tend to be mutually exclusive terms in this context (and in some others), and there are reasons for that.

        "Temporary solutions", when it comes to autoresponders, are bad solutions. Importing a list into a new autoresponder service, if its deliverability is any good at all, will almost always involve those on your list re-opting-in, and the reality is that a proportion are always lost, this way. One common mistake people make is in imagining that it's appropriate to start off with a free autoresponder, planning to move to Aweber after they've made some money. It doesn't work that way. Not conveniently and sensibly, anyway.

        Not relevant to your immediate situation, but for the benefit of anyone else reading who hadn't realised: Mailchimp does not support affiliate marketing.

        There's a product called MailLoop, which uses your own PC to send out "autoresponder-type" email, which I've seen recommended once or twice. But there are many potential hazards/issues involved in sending them out yourself.
        I've been testing Mailchimp for about 2 months exclusively for affiliate marketing. I've found their staff to be on par with iContacts and delivery as well. Not quite sure why your under the impression they don't allow affiliate marketing. Marketing is marketing whether it's soap on a rope or a affiliate promotion.
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        • Profile picture of the author cindybidar
          Originally Posted by rts2271 View Post

          I've been testing Mailchimp for about 2 months exclusively for affiliate marketing. I've found their staff to be on par with iContacts and delivery as well. Not quite sure why your under the impression they don't allow affiliate marketing. Marketing is marketing whether it's soap on a rope or a affiliate promotion.
          Because their TOS specifically forbids it:
          Also, there are some industries that send certain types of content that result in higher than normal bounce rates and abuse complaints, which in turn jeopardize the deliverability of our entire system. No offense intended, but because we must ensure the highest delivery rates possible for all our customers, we do not allow businesses that offer these types of services, products, or content:
          • Illegal goods or services
          • Escort and dating services
          • Pharmaceutical products
          • Get-rich-quick or work-at-home schemes
          • Online trading, day trading tips, or stock market related content
          • Gambling services, products or gambling education
          • Multi-level marketing
          • Affiliate marketing
          • Credit repair, get-out-of-debt content
          • Mortgages and/or Loans
          • Real estate prospecting or listing
          • Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Supplements or Vitamin Supplements
          • Pornography or nudity in content
          • Adult novelty items or references in content
          • List brokers or List rental services
          • Marketing or sending commercial email without proper permission
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  • Profile picture of the author revenue27
    It's better if you use aweber or GetReponse, you can be sure your email will go to your recipient inbox not spam folder.
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  • Profile picture of the author fcf360
    I've been very happy with Constant Contact. Aweber is not the only service out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
    AutoResponse Plus. Been using it for years.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelAppleton
    You can use a service like aweber or getresponse but once added your list will need to confirm the subscription before being added.
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  • Profile picture of the author MassiveMarketer
    Awebber & AutoResponse are a couple of software widely used for email marketing. You might want to check these out.
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  • Profile picture of the author zorus
    interspire is a self hosted and you can import your mail list and create autoresponder series. For new mails you could use an autoresponder service, and for the old interspire.
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