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  1. #1
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    Hi All,
    I have had my opt-in mailing list hosted at postmastergeneral (mindsharedesign) for the last 3 years. I don't know how I have managed to survive this long with them. One thing I do know is I want OUT! The problem is that Yahoo and Hotmail are constantly trashing my publications to the BULK email bin. This is very upsetting to me as well as my members. The fact that my newsletter is 100% opt-in does not seem to make one bit of a difference. I think the fact that I use mindshare to host my list and deliver my messages is the reason. (Apparently they must be somewhat of a haven for spammers)

    Anyway, I have tried csNewsletter.cgi but that was a waste of money because my webserver limits the amount of mail I can send and I have over 12,000 members.

    At this point less than 5% of my newsletter are being opened

    Where can I turn? Any ideas??? Anyone?

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    www.verticalresponse.com

    Good to see you posting again Breeze, you've been missed!

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    Thanks Haiko
    Lately I have been making time for ABW. I've missed being here myself! It's just so easy to get lost in the 1,000 things that need to be done, I guess once I realized that I will never, ever be done I was finally able to tone it down a bit and relax.

    Anyway, vertical response looks like they should be able to get my nessage thru, the only problem is that I am currently paying $60 a month w/ PMG and VR is really expensive.

    This is what they would charge me per day:
    Get an Instant Quote
    Total Price for 12,977 Emails: $155.72

    Whoa!!! Any other ideas?

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Breeze,

    I'll PM you

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    I've been trying a few out trying to find one i like.
    Trying Constact Contact and Buzzcast
    Buzzcast you get to send 20,000 mails for $99
    Also i've had problems with AOL filtering some of my mail and found this helpful, thanks buckworks:
    http://www.wilsonweb.com/wmt8/spamfilter_avoidance.htm

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    Affiliate Marketing Consultant Linda - 5starAffiliatePrograms's Avatar
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    Breeze,

    http://www.intellicontactpro.com starts at $13 a month and only charges $35 for 10,000 or $57 for 25,000. They have a free trial too.

    Since they are a newer company they aren't on blackhole lists like most of the others are. They also have a good 2 tier affiliate program that pays on-going residual commission if you are interested.

    I am doing some consulting for them, so if you decide to try their service, please feel free to give me feedback and I will pass it on to the owners.

    Linda Buquet ~ Affiliate Management Consultant ~ Catalyst eMarketing.com
    Representing www.5StarAffiliatePrograms.com: DentalPlans|Irv's Luggage|Executive Essentials|IntellicontactPro|zZounds|Roadloans

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    Looks good, another one to try out.

    "Nothing focuses the mind better than the constant sight of a competitor who wants to wipe you off the map."
    --Wayne Calloway

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    Thanks for the link TrustNo1® thats some awesome knowledge there!

    And thank you Linda, I will certainly be checking that out.

    By the way Haiko, where did you hide the PM button?

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    [This message was edited by breeze on July 31, 2003 at 04:34 PM.]

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    ABW Founder Haiko de Poel, Jr.'s Avatar
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    Breeze,

    To send one click on the user's name and then invite to private topic

    To see yours click on My Space -> Private topics or click on the "new posts" link under the 468X60 banner.

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    Some of the rates you guys are quoting are well above $3 CPM. Considering how many people offer lower than $.50 CPM rates to run ads, I would imagine that they must be finding less expensive alternatives. I'm not sure where they are serving their lists, but they're not breaking $5 CPMs on most ads and are still making money. You may want to keep looking until you find out where these cheaper hosts are.

    Joe Flores
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    Affiliate Manager
    www.AffiliateFuel.com
    jflores@affiliatefuel.com

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    http://yourmailinglistprovider.com

    its free and has no ads.

    ive never had a problem with them in over 2 years.

    like all other providers say, there are problems delivering to AOL and hotmail. this is something that apparently is being worked on.

    good luck.

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    www.RelevantTools.com

    i've used them for years and they have been terrific. inexpensive, lots of features, and great support.

    best regards.

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