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  1. #1
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    Online autoresponder - What do you use?
    Hi All,
    I'm looking for an online autoresponder. For various reasons, I need to set up an online version. I'm going to be passing control of the autoresponder to a non programmer so a code version has been ruled out.
    I've narrowed it down to:
    Aweber http://www.aweber.com/
    DemandMail http://www.demandmail.com/
    Get Response http://www.getresponse.com/
    Royal Responder http://www.royal-responder.com/

    These online services seem to be about the same:
    Aweber, Get Response, Royal Responder

    Something about DemandMail's website makes me uneasy about ordering from them.

    I'm tending toward the Aweber, while the features seem about the same but Aweber's 1-800 number is not busy (voice mail hell is slightly better than a busy signal), the company appears to be in the USA and it's got a good content thick website.
    Those may or may not be good reasons to go with an autoresponder.

    Does anyone use Aweber? What do you think of it?
    What would you recommend instead?

    Thanks,
    Quicksilver.

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    Half Crazed Mommy stephfoster's Avatar
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    I use AWeber and think they do a great job. I've been with them about 6 months or so and no problems so far.

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    I've used proautoresponder.com for a long time and have always been happy with them.

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    The Eternal Optimist zimmy's Avatar
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    I use aweber and really like it. For one monthly price you can customize autoresponders and have responders for different topics as well as different websites.



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    Use an autoresponder that sends via RSS AND "normal" email for 100% delivery...
    Sorry, I was about to answer your question with the Top RSS
    autoresponder on the market that also delivers "normal" email
    and cannot be blocked or isn't concerned about the Can Spam
    Act but a bright red message on this board says I can't post
    the link.

    Just go to yahoo and type in "rss email autoresponder" and the
    #1 rss autoresponder will show.

    One of the best features about this autoresponder (there are tons)
    is it's tracking ability - far greater than all the others, and
    you can host it yourself or have it hosted - and modify it if needed.

    To your great success,
    Larry
    Last edited by Haiko de Poel, Jr.; September 23rd, 2005 at 11:39 AM. Reason: Larry still puts a link- weird!

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    I've been using RSS too long!
    Yup, guess I might be a little wierd.

    I've been using RSS for a couple of years and it's
    gone to my head.

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    I use autoresponder unlimited (not and online service) and am quite happy. But I've heard of people using Aweber.com and are very happy with the service. Take care.

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    Full Member asr_guy's Avatar
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    I just recently got aweber and have been impressed so far. Their tech. support just called me to say hi and to tell me all the ways I can get tech. support. Friendly too!

    Interesting note for their affiliates - they just announced a switch to paying affiliates with Paypal but had to rescind it when they were told that Paypal doesn't allow businesses with 2 tier payment models. This is weird because I know a few affiliate software packages that have a mass payment option with Paypal AND they support 2 tier merchants. Go figure.

    I posted more details on my site news: http://www.affiliate-software-review...he_latest_news

    Cheers,
    Peter
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    Hi,

    We just started using AWeber earlier this year. I think my basic assessment is that they are great if you're trying to do mainstream things, but if you're trying to use them for something a little more complicated, your run into issues. There is also the blocking problem.

    To elaborate, we wanted to set up a shopping cart on our site and put the buyer into an autoresponder list depending on the product. We set up the shopping cart to send an email to AWeber upon purchased. Worked great if the person bought a single product, but if purchasing two (which means we want to add them to 2 different lists), we ran into a wall. Turns out AWeber has a undocumented security 'feature;' if you try to add someone to more than one list at the same time, it will only go into one.

    Also the host we use (Hostasaurus) blocks all emails to/from AWeber. In Googling, there appear to be more hosts that block AWeber.

    I was also surprised that their user interface wasn't more elaborate. For example, I expected to find an easy way to list all unverified emails, also to list all emails that are in one list but not in another, emails that are in multiple lists, etc. No way to do this.

    They also have functions that their help text says "removes" emails from the list, but they really mean unsubscribe. There are times you want to remove from a list, but the only way to do this is to manually look up the name and delete it.

    On the plus side, their customer service is extremely responsive.

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    Full Member asr_guy's Avatar
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    Re a host blocking aweber that's funny because aweber has very strict controls over how its customers treat opt-ins and mailouts. Most of the internet marketing world is moving to their system because mail delivery to double opt-ins is better as most isp's respect their policies.

    I really would question why a host is blocking them. Makes me wonder what they don't block...

    Cheers,
    Peter
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    Optimized email Marketing | Automatic Responder email Marketing Lists
    Optimized email marketing offering followup autoresponders, b2c and business to business marketing tools, unlimited email lists, newsletter software, follow-up messages and broadcasts. 95% email deliverability.

    (edited out spam)
    Last edited by Trust; February 8th, 2007 at 04:36 AM. Reason: spam

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    I had aweber and really liked it. They have a feature that after you write a newsletter, it scans it and gives it a "spam" rating and lets you know if spam filters will or will not filter out the e-mail.

    The only reason I don't have it anymore is because I don't have a huge opt-in list at this point and didn't see the need for it. Once my list get's big enough, I'll probably go back to them.

    Cheers!

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    Sorry, I was about to answer your question with the Top RSS autoresponder on the market that also delivers "normal" email and cannot be blocked or isn't concerned about the Can Spam Act but a bright red message on this board says I can't post the link.
    RSSwatch .... If your endorsing the use of any mail/autoresponder service that does not care about the Can Spam Act then we certainly would NOT want the link posted here anyway ... that's very bad advice to any marketer.

    Quicksilver1234, no matter what service you ultimately choose for your needs be sure the service DOES comply to the Can Spam Act and uses "double Opt-In" methods with automated unsubscribe features if you want your service messages delivered to various Hosts and keep yourself out of any potential legal issues.
    Ray Thomas
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    http://forum.abestweb.com/forumdisplay.php?f=190

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    I forgot to note that I posted this comment for those that may read this thread in the future.
    Ray Thomas
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    http://forum.abestweb.com/forumdisplay.php?f=190

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    my 4 top autoresponders
    I would say the absolute two top winners are Royal Responder and GetResponse because of their good reputation and recognition by major ISPs, this tranlsates to a high delivery rate to our messages. Yeah.

    I also think highly of Aweber and 1AutomationWiz.




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    Quote Originally Posted by popnyc
    I have afffiliate codes to some, so please e-mail if you do join.
    So does almost everyone on this board.
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    Hi,

    It's Aweber for me.

    Cheers!

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