Email marketing software

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Craigy, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Craigy macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2003
    New Zealand
    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.
  2. tjwett macrumors 68000


    May 6, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
  3. cwtnospam macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2004
  4. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    I've had a good experience using

    it cost money, but it lets you manage your list quit nicely including subscribe/unsubscribe and such.
  5. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2004
    #5 - 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. - Only drawback is it's so intense with functionality.
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 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.
  7. seoman macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 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. :eek:
  8. matperk macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    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.
  9. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    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.
  10. design-is macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    London / U.K.
  11. zlinuk macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2008
  12. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
  13. m3kilpat macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2009
    Why don't you just use Aweber? It's pretty much the standard for email marketing.
  14. KatieHQ macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 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
  15. Nsutton macrumors member


    Dec 29, 2009
    6 Feet Under
  16. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You don't get spam based on an email sender.
    Install SpamSieve on your email client.
  17. brettinpa macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 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
  18. ombrenelcielo macrumors regular


    Jan 21, 2011
    Helsinki, Finland
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    I would recommend you Neolane (

    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.
  19. ombrenelcielo, Nov 19, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012

    ombrenelcielo macrumors regular


    Jan 21, 2011
    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)

    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?
  20. yaken909 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 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.
  21. 960design macrumors 65816

    Apr 17, 2012
    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.
  22. trenthanover macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2013
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    Mar 7, 2014
  24. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 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!
  25. scoophot739 macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 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

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