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N: email/newsletter management O: puter-stupid

Postby jean » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:01 am

This is an interim-wish, I suppose. I've been working on my wish and now that my newsletter list is at 1000+, I am finding it hard to manage without a system or software or something.

I'd like something to handle subscriptions with an easy unsubscribe feature. I'd like to be able to set up scheduled mailings, so I could upload newsletters and have them go out on time.

If anyone has experience with such services/software, I'd be interested in recommendations, costs, and the features that make the s/s you use so satisfying for you.

Thanks!
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Re: N: email/newsletter management O: puter-stupid

Postby SMM2005 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:23 am

Hi Jean!

I use MailChimp for my newsletter. I use the template. It took getting used to but I believe it has what you may be looking for.

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Re: N: email/newsletter management O: puter-stupid

Postby jean » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:04 am

Thanks! I'm checking the website now. I don't mind paying for a management service, so will compare this one to others. My problem is that my puer-ignorance makes it tough just understanding the features of the various programs. Argh.
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Re: N: email/newsletter management O: puter-stupid

Postby SMM2005 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:31 am

Hi Jean :D

MC is super-cheap. Charges very little to send out newsletters. Even with a list of 1,000, I don't think it should be too bad. It took me awhile to figure out how to use the site. Part of my confusion is I didn't use their tutorials but tried to follow what my website designer told me to do. I would have been better off just starting from scratch and reading things on my own. It takes getting used to, but it is much easier now. If you are somewhat used to the process, then it really shouldn't be too difficult.

Good Luck, and let us know how you do :)

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Re: N: email/newsletter management O: puter-stupid

Postby Tituba » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:47 am

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Re: N: email/newsletter management O: puter-stupid

Postby jean » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:58 am

MailChimp is looking good, but the fees are a bit high when your list expands beyond the free limit, so that is a consideration. We're still researching.

I've read good stuff about Constant Contact, but don't know anyone who actually uses it.
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