Anyone happily sending to large email lists? (20-50k+)

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  1. unregbaron macrumors regular

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    I am looking to replace our existing web-based tracking software ($19.99 shareware!) as it is obvious after a few months that not all our subscribers are receiving the emails each time (a double opt-in trade newsletter).

    We are so busy here we don't have time to look at each possible program - can anyone recommend a web-based email sending piece of software that can track openings, manage subscribers etc etc. (single channel if possible I am advised..)

    I have a feeling it will cost $1000 but perhaps a better option is out there?

    thanks!!

    x
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I've seem major domo used a few times by different sites. It seems to be able to cope and is FREE!
     
  3. unregbaron thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks Robbie though it says 'Majordomo itself performs no mail delivery' on the FAQs... so guess that rules it out?
     
  4. melchior macrumors 65816

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    i would go so far as to say major domo is the industry standard. there are web interfaces available.

    the learning curve may be a little steep if you don't even have time to do a little research...
     
  5. unregbaron thread starter macrumors regular

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    - thanks Melchior - will pursue things a little more in-depth...
     
  6. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    i've used both of these for lists in the 15k neighborhood: IMN and Constant Contact.

    CC is a little more user-friendly; IMN is a little more flexible if you want to get your hands dirty with raw HTML.

    edit: should mention these are HTML newsletters, although both programs will send text-only on demand.
     
  7. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

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  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I think it means that Majordomo does not have a built in mail engine, but sends mail using the OS facilities on the server it's installed on. i.e. on most Unix boxes it will use sendmail to send the mail.

    I could have this all wrong though!
     

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