Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Web Design and Development

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 4, 2006, 09:12 AM   #1
Craigy
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: New Zealand
Email marketing software

Hi all - wonder if you could help us out on this one.

One of our customers is going to start email marketing from their database and I think the best way to go for them at them moment is to use some email marketing software that acts as a smtp server that we can send CSV files to.

The software needs to be able to generate HTML and text only in the same message and have the ability to import HTML rather than use tacky templates.

I now the mac field is a little limited on this and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions / experiences on some of the best options at present.

Thanks in advance.
Craigy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 4, 2006, 09:14 AM   #2
tjwett
macrumors 68000
 
tjwett's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
MaxBulk Mailer and MailDrop are both nice.
__________________
"The spice must flow..."
tjwett is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 4, 2006, 09:17 AM   #3
cwtnospam
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
I'm going to hate myself for this,

so please promise me that this won't be used for spamming people:
http://www.macupdate.com/search.php?...x=0&button.y=0
cwtnospam is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 4, 2006, 12:25 PM   #4
dornoforpyros
macrumors 68040
 
dornoforpyros's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Calgary, AB
Send a message via AIM to dornoforpyros Send a message via MSN to dornoforpyros
I've had a good experience usinghttp://www.cooleremail.com

it cost money, but it lets you manage your list quit nicely including subscribe/unsubscribe and such.
__________________
Pointy metal guitars.
dornoforpyros is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 5, 2006, 10:51 PM   #5
ChicoWeb
macrumors 65816
 
ChicoWeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: California
http://mojo.skazat.com/ - Great free script that will do what exactly you just asked...

And if you want to do so much your head will spin try this.

http://www.phplist.com/ - Only drawback is it's so intense with functionality.
__________________
ChicoWeb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 6, 2006, 02:23 AM   #6
rdowns
macrumors Penryn
 
rdowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Have you considered an ESP (Email Service Provider)? Costs are quite reasonable and the benefits are huge - better deliverability, excellent list management, open/click/other stats so you know what's working and what's not, easy to create HTML/text templates and more.

Been using one at work now for about 4 years. One of the best decisions I've made. I have no affiliation, other than being a customer, but I use SilverPop Systems, they have offices in London.

www.silverpop.com
rdowns is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2008, 04:24 AM   #7
seoman
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Way back in 2006 email marketing was an easy task, but these days it has turned into mammoth task.

Most of the hosting companies are suspending websites which indulge heavily into email marketing.
__________________
SEO Blog - SEO Hawk - Best SEO Blog in the World
seoman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2008, 06:00 PM   #8
matperk
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
make sure the customer has a way to unsubscribe in the e-mail otherwise your vulnerable to getting fined by the FTC. I worked with a company who sent one out w/o it and a lot of people emailed back and yelled at us for not being CAN-SPAM compliant. Some even reported it. Not something to take lightly.

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/...s/canspam.shtm
__________________
MacPro 8x2.26/12GB RAM/4TB
11" MBA 1.8/4GB/256GB SSD
8TB DroboPro / Canon 7D
matperk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2009, 06:15 AM   #9
Darth.Titan
macrumors 68020
 
Darth.Titan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by dornoforpyros View Post
I've had a good experience usinghttp://www.cooleremail.com

it cost money, but it lets you manage your list quit nicely including subscribe/unsubscribe and such.
My company used Cooler Email for a while, but had many formatting issues with the outgoing emails and their Web-based editor is clunky and works best in IE <shudder> so we've dropped them.

I have trouble recommending them.
Darth.Titan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2009, 06:43 AM   #10
design-is
macrumors 65816
 
design-is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London / U.K.
Mailchimp is a good online mass email company.
__________________
design-is.co.uk - freelance projects
dougbarned.co.uk - personal site & blog - twitter
feralinteractive.com - designer day job - twitter
design-is is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11, 2009, 02:25 PM   #11
zlinuk
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: UK
We use Campaign Monitor and would be more than happy to recommend them.
zlinuk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 2009, 10:16 PM   #12
Aperture
macrumors 68000
 
Aperture's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Send a message via AIM to Aperture
We've been happy with Constant Contact.
Aperture is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 24, 2009, 07:42 AM   #13
m3kilpat
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Why don't you just use Aweber? It's pretty much the standard for email marketing.
m3kilpat is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 16, 2010, 07:02 AM   #14
KatieHQ
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
My Max Bulk Mailer brings in lots of junk mail

Dear Forum,

I have been using Max Bulk Mailer pro for about 2 years. However, it encourages a lot of junk mail. The very first time i used it I got a lot of Cialis and Viagra emails coming in.

Initially I just thought it was the nature of such things. But it has since made my life a nightmare as the junk mail has now increased so much that it seems to be making my entourage insecure.

Have other people experienced this.

Does anyone know if there is a way to avoid this or if there is a another software that is good but doesn't bring in junk mail.

Many thanks
KatieHQ is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 17, 2010, 07:38 AM   #15
Nsutton
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 6 Feet Under
I know my Dad uses Constant Contact and hes happy with it.
__________________
An Apple a day keeps viruses away!
Nsutton is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 17, 2010, 07:50 AM   #16
Consultant
macrumors G5
 
Consultant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by KatieHQ View Post
Dear Forum,

I have been using Max Bulk Mailer pro for about 2 years. However, it encourages a lot of junk mail. The very first time i used it I got a lot of Cialis and Viagra emails coming in.

Initially I just thought it was the nature of such things. But it has since made my life a nightmare as the junk mail has now increased so much that it seems to be making my entourage insecure.

Have other people experienced this.

Does anyone know if there is a way to avoid this or if there is a another software that is good but doesn't bring in junk mail.

Many thanks
You don't get spam based on an email sender.
Install SpamSieve on your email client.
Consultant is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 2011, 06:39 PM   #17
brettinpa
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Best Email Marketing Software

Been awile since the last post. There seems to be several options now. Does anyone recommend a specific marketing software to send newsletters
brettinpa is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2011, 05:15 PM   #18
ombrenelcielo
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by brettinpa
Been awile since the last post. There seems to be several options now. Does anyone recommend a specific marketing software to send newsletters
I would recommend you Neolane (www.neolane.com).

But it's pro-software, and you should really need something that powerful if you manage directly a multitude of recipients (at least 10,000).
It's a broad tool but its core is newsletter delivery.

Take a look, I'm open to questions in PM.
ombrenelcielo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 19, 2011, 05:19 PM   #19
ombrenelcielo
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by KatieHQ
Dear Forum,

I have been using Max Bulk Mailer pro for about 2 years. However, it encourages a lot of junk mail. The very first time i used it I got a lot of Cialis and Viagra emails coming in.

Initially I just thought it was the nature of such things. But it has since made my life a nightmare as the junk mail has now increased so much that it seems to be making my entourage insecure.

Have other people experienced this.

Does anyone know if there is a way to avoid this or if there is a another software that is good but doesn't bring in junk mail.

Many thanks
Install spam assassin on your server. You should be able to filter most of the incoming garbage with that tool.

There are both a Windows and a Linux (RHEL/CentOS and .deb) versions available freeware to install on the server you run the mail application.

Edit: didn't notice that the post was from 2010, should we continue here or should somebody move the last posts in a new discussion?

Last edited by ombrenelcielo; Jan 22, 2012 at 07:22 PM.
ombrenelcielo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 7, 2013, 02:11 PM   #20
yaken909
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Email marketing has been very common to send commercial message, advertisements, request business, solicit sales and donations, or to build loyalty, trust, brand awareness.http://mix-marketing.net
yaken909 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 20, 2013, 07:33 AM   #21
960design
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Destin, FL
I just did this last week for a company. They wanted to email Christmas letters to all of their customers from their database. I pointed them to Mail Chimp originally and they replied that it did not do exactly what they needed in a simple format and asked if I could build something for them.

Sure enough, three days later and they had a robust and easy to use emailer app that integrates with their database. It really isn't that hard to build your own email marketing software.

Very simplified explanation:
1) Create loop that steps through each customer
2) Check if 'No Email field' is true or false
3) If false, send html email.

The hardest part will be coming up with the html email design itself. That took about 5 iterations to make the customer happy.

Good luck and let us know if you find a fantastic program, that I could pass on to my clients.
__________________
TI-99/4A, tape cassette, 12" B&W Zenith
960design is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2013, 06:56 AM   #22
trenthanover
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
MaxBulk Mailer is a good option.
trenthanover is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2014, 03:52 AM   #23
leadprime
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
I preffer email chimp
__________________
Lead Management Software
leadprime is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 10, 2014, 06:59 AM   #24
blanka
macrumors 65832
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
+1 for Mailchimp

Good thing to notice with the new policy of Gmail and many other mail clients:
today many people don't auto-load images in e-mails (because they can be tracked, or other reasons). Mailchimp also relies on images for checking whether your message is read or not.


Problem is, that because of the blocking, almost 60-70% of bulk email I receive appears empty! That's because many nitwits start with a big splash image. If that does not show and renders white, the message appears empty, and thus no reading!

So whatever you do: DON'T USE BIG HEADER IMAGES!
blanka is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 26, 2014, 01:20 AM   #25
scoophot739
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Looking for email marketing software that has all the features you want at the price you’re looking to pay?

For more information visit:- Scoop Hot
scoophot739 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Web Design and Development

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Software that upsells clients on content marketing Rob587 Web Design and Development 0 Jul 11, 2013 04:16 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:56 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC