Anyone using MailChimp?

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Hey Warriors,

Do we have anyone here using MailChimp? Are there any tutorials online on how to use there system??

Much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Hi Bharat,

    Few people here (I think) will be using MailChimp, after so many Warriors have reported losing their lists there.

    This thread, and this thread, and this thread will explain why.

    Also, if you do any affiliate marketing (or any of the many other things they don't like), even if you don't do it/them at Mailchimp, you can still lose your account and your list(s) there, as explained here.

    In fact, if you'll excuse the observation, I'd strongly suggest avoiding a "free" autoresponder altogether, for all the reasons explained here.
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    • Profile picture of the author bharatnt
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Hi Bharat,

      Few people here (I think) will be using MailChimp, after so many Warriors have reported losing their lists there.

      This thread, and this thread, and this thread will explain why.

      Also, if you do any affiliate marketing (or any of the many other things they don't like), even if you don't do it/them at Mailchimp, you can still lose your account and your list(s) there, as explained here.

      In fact, if you'll excuse the observation, I'd strongly suggest avoiding a "free" autoresponder altogether, for all the reasons explained here.
      I signed up for their free account and found it quite complicated but didn't know that I can lose my list.. Thanks a lot, Alexa

      @MateHegedus, I use Aweber already and I like it but was just attracted to the mail chimp's free account.
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      • Profile picture of the author Vlad Bacioiu
        Originally Posted by bharatnt View Post

        I signed up for their free account and found it quite complicated but didn't know that I can lose my list.. Thanks a lot, Alexa

        @MateHegedus, I use Aweber already and I like it but was just attracted to the mail chimp's free account.
        Alexa, Thanks for your post, very useful. ( +1 Thanks from me )

        Originally Posted by bharatnt View Post

        @MateHegedus, I use Aweber already and I like it but was just attracted to the mail chimp's free account.
        You can use Imnica mail Imnica Mail - Email Marketing Service - Email Marketing Solved. You can use the free package if you want.
        See packages here : Plans & Pricing | Imnica Mail First it's free ( up to 1,000 Subscribers). I want to start building my list too. If will not discover any problems for imnica mail, I will use it !

        I hope I helped. Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author MIRENGE
      I am using mailchimp but i have not lost my list though very few people subscribe to my list.
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  • Profile picture of the author nycwriter
    I use MailChimp and have several clients using it-- the user interface is great, they have awesome design, and they have very clear tutorials on how to set it up (plus it's free). Everyone I have talked to likes it, but it's true, you have to be SUPER white hat about everything you do there-- if they suspect that you're spamming or one too many people report "abuse" from you, they will completely shut down your account and you will lose your list.

    I believe that no matter what email service you're using, you should ALWAYS back up your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author sakthiganesh
    I am using mailchimp ( Free plan) for my secondary websites( Non profit ) and its working good. As per my experience mailchimp is good alternative to other email marketing services
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Bykov
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    • Profile picture of the author Aviator Joe
      signed up for mailchimp yesterday, looks like i'll have to find an alternative
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Aviator Joe View Post

        signed up for mailchimp yesterday, looks like i'll have to find an alternative
        Very wise indeed, Joe, by all accounts. And well discovered right at the start, rather than having an "accident" later, like so many here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    I use Mailchimp and love it. I also don't pay a thing. Mailchimp has been known to look down on some internet marketing activities but I have talked to them several times as they said they do support internet marketing. Their system and interface is 100% better than aweber.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Steven Miranda View Post

      Mailchimp has been known to look down on some internet marketing activities
      Congratulations on winning the Euphemistic Wording Award of 2011, Steven.

      MailChimp has a very long list of internet marketing activities specifically prohibited under paragraph 11f of its terms of service (I think you'll be the first to agree that that's considerably more than "looking down on"?!) and as Warriors can see here, for themselves, are willing to terminate people's MailChimp accounts, with loss of access to their lists, even if they do those things elsewhere and don't use MailChimp for them at all!

      I'm really happy that MailChimp's working out well for you, Steven, but I'm sure you'll agree that it's a good thing, when so many Warriors have had disasters there, to clarify - for the many people who may not read every word of the terms of service or appreciate how they're interpreted - exactly what risks they may be taking with their business's most important asset?
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveDempsey
    Hi bharatnt,

    I do use Mailchimp for my list mainly because it is free but I will be moving over to Aweber soon. I think mailchimp is ok for e-mails regarding your site/brand you can not really monetize your list unless you are sending them to products on your site.
    If you are using your list to IM I would definately go straight to Aweber.

    PS. Backup your list constantly!

    Regards
    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author ghostrecon
    I use MailChimp to manager some of my smaller lists <1000. Their system is pretty easy to use, and their tracking is almost real time which is always nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Maggs
    I think Mailchimp looks like a good option, especially if you don't have the money at the beginning for Aweber. I've moved all of my lists to phpautoresponder which costs about $47 for a one off payment. I've got several thousand subscribers on these lists and it's working really well for me.
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