Best Way To Send Newsletters?

Discussion in 'SEO, PPC and Online Marketing' started by Mac Yeti, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. Mac Yeti

    Mac Yeti UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to send out newsletters.

    In the past for 10 Yetis we've used mail mergers or autoresponder but for mycelebrityfashion we've got about 5000 people subscribed and were wondering the best way to handle things long term.

    Our current best option is to set up a program to email out to 15 people at a time over a period of time until it's gone. I'm sure there's better ways than this though...
     
    Posted: Sep 21, 2008 By: Mac Yeti Member since: Aug 22, 2005
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  2. stugster

    stugster UKBF Legend Full Member

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    Can you not just send 'em all out at once?
     
    Posted: Sep 21, 2008 By: stugster Member since: Feb 1, 2007
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  3. HC-Martin

    HC-Martin UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    What about using a web-based e-mail script that sends them to a mail que, and then processes them in the back ground?

    http://pommo.org/Main_Page is free and good. You get a full HTML editor too compose e-mails with.
     
    Posted: Sep 21, 2008 By: HC-Martin Member since: Nov 11, 2006
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  4. Mac Yeti

    Mac Yeti UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I thought they had more chance of being blocked by the ISP this way as it looks like a mass mail...

    HC Martin - that looks good thanks!
     
    Posted: Sep 21, 2008 By: Mac Yeti Member since: Aug 22, 2005
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  5. DotNetWebs

    DotNetWebs UKBF Legend Full Member

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    Posted: Sep 21, 2008 By: DotNetWebs Member since: Feb 16, 2005
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  6. sm1

    sm1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    A lot of people use aweber.com I think

    Cheers
     
    Posted: Sep 21, 2008 By: sm1 Member since: Oct 19, 2007
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  7. F1SEO

    F1SEO UKBF Regular Free Member

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    We use 1-2-All from Active Campagin.

    Well worth considering
     
    Posted: Sep 21, 2008 By: F1SEO Member since: Sep 23, 2007
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  8. Birmingham

    Birmingham UKBF Ace Full Member

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    hi mac, the problem with standard commercial services is they get picked up quickly by spam blockers. i recommend you pay £5/mo for a dedicated web hosting package on a shared server, which will limit you to 500 emails per hour (12000 per day),and if anyone reports you for spam, just change hosting to a different hosting package on a different shared web server and you'll nolonger be blacklisted.
     
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    Posted: Sep 22, 2008 By: Birmingham Member since: Nov 14, 2006
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  9. NMHancock

    NMHancock UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Another problem could be can their server cope with (potential) 5,000 people visiting the website at the same time. If the email list grows this could be a major factor. Sending them in batches minimises the maximum visitors at any one moment.
     
    Posted: Sep 22, 2008 By: NMHancock Member since: Apr 24, 2008
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  10. Mac Yeti

    Mac Yeti UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yep that's also something to consider - thanks :)
     
    Posted: Sep 22, 2008 By: Mac Yeti Member since: Aug 22, 2005
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  11. maxoula

    maxoula UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi F1SEO

    I'm a bit stupid with creating HTML pages. Does Active Campaign have many templates or do you need to be able to create your own? I've been looking at many websites to send a newsletter from and the one with the best templates (my taste) is newzapp.co.uk. Only problem is than I'm not comfortable with handing over our list to other companies.
     
    Posted: Sep 24, 2008 By: maxoula Member since: Apr 16, 2008
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  12. iboxsecurity

    iboxsecurity UKBF Enthusiast Full Member - Verified Business

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    Email marketing is a great tool if used correctly. At iBox-Security we use dedicated servers setup especially for this use only of sending mass emails out to thousands of customers. The servers are not blacklisted and all application is checked againsts the SPAM-CAN Act to ensure that our customers do not send out spam and are not labelled as spammers.

    We offer a small selection of basic templates for free, we can code HTML templates for you or you can provide your own. We have a tiered rate for mail outs for between 2,000 and 5,000 emails sent it will cost £75.

    We also provide excel reports 7 days (or which ever interval suits you best) after the mail out to see your results, clicks, opens, bounces and more.
     
    Posted: Sep 24, 2008 By: iboxsecurity Member since: May 21, 2008
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