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Is Autoresponder Professional or Annoying?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by eyashwant, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. eyashwant

    eyashwant Power Member

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    I have been using auto-responders for about 2 years. It goes out next second for every mail that arrives. But some who send me about 4-5 mails a day wanted it removed badly. So I need some one to help me decide whether it's Professional or Annoying?
     
  2. stressfree

    stressfree Senior Member

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    i think it's yesterdays tactic..2000 - 2006 it was great but now it doe snot sell so well. Too much spam, others doing it, etc... I.M.H.O.
     
  3. boochic

    boochic Newbie

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    i personallly dont like it either. I find it a bit irritating whenever I get one. And I feel like it becomes a hard sell. I think it was a good strategy a few years back. But now since loads are doing it, it is no longer effective
     
  4. eyashwant

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    lol, I don't like it either. But I use it for others. That's why I though if I have to remove it. It's is a Mail saying I will reply in 24-48 hours for every mail that comes to my inbox.

    So if your collective option is to remove, I would. I obey BHW
     
  5. FlyCoder

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    I'd vote for... ANNOYING as hell;) and I'm not surprised that people who send 4-5 emails to you want it removed so badly.... it would make me mad probably;)
     
  6. onlinewealth

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    Actually, I think IMers that send an email trying to sell something to their list every day are annoying. But if done correctly and you frequently offer something of value for "Free", then your subscribers will be glad to pay for your recommended products also. Just don't email them EVERYDAY with another Great product that you're endorsing to take their hard earned money.

    As marketers ourselves it's easy to get annoyed at things that really work. Just like using a Pop-up to capture their email address on your site. You'll get 10 times more sign ups with a pop up form than one that's located somewhere on your site. Many of us IMers are annoyed at pop ups but they work.
     
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  7. eyashwant

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    Hi, I'm not doing bulk mail and IM. It's my mail box with auto reply. Normal gmail/web mail. That's it.
     
  8. eyashwant

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    Hi, I'm not doing bulk mail and IM. It's my mail box with auto reply. Normal gmail/web mail. That's it.
     
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    ANNOYING! Hate them.
     
  10. eyashwant

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    Removed it friends :)
     
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    i personallly dont like it
     
  12. eyashwant

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    I just realized no one likes it :(
     
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    I think it depends on the content. Are you selling something, stating that you rec'd their email, providing useful information? Still, in any case, 4 to 5 times a day is just too much.

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    No, It's just :

    Thanks for mail. Will get back in 24 hours.
    Then one para about one company or another company below with links.

    Nothing else
     
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    I don't personally find that annoying. I think it gives a professional touch to your service. But I can definitely see why this person is complaining. I'm curious, why does he or she need to contact you that many times? I hope he/she is one of your biggest clients. In my experience, these types of customers are a big PITA.

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    I know it's PRO and not annoying. But many do find it so. Same messages goes every time. Client did complain, but even stock broker, my dad :( all complains that.
     
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    Like I said. As IMers (Marketers) we do not like it although, it works.

    Hint, IF you see the same thing being done over and over and over and over...IT'S BECAUSE IT WORKS. I'm in the Postal Marketing business and customers tell me the same thing about certain types of annoying advertising that they see other business owners doing over and over and over and over...and I tell them if these companies were losing money they wouldn't be doing it over and over and over and over Right?...well you get the idea.

    Good luck in whatever you do but remember what they say..."The Money Is In The List".