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SMTP server vs Get Response, Aweber and so on?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Ghoro, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Ghoro

    Ghoro Registered Member

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    So I'm still new to all this, but one thing I don't get is why everyone only suggest options like Get Response, mailchimp and Aweber for email lists, as opposed to smtp servers like smtp.com, Amazon SES or mailjet combined with some software like sendblaster or Atomic Mail Sender? Comparing price alone the big 3 does not even come close to SMTP servers and I feel like you have more over all control and you get to maintain the list your self with your own software.

    So again I'm new to all this and maybe there's something I'm missing or not understanding, but what do you really get from Get Response, mailchimp or Aweber that makes up for the huge price?

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  2. Paper-Boy

    Paper-Boy Elite Member

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    If you're new then why don't you start with getresponse? From my understanding they come with a 30 day trial.

    Once you're familiar with it then either go use smtp or continue using GR.

    I choose GR over smtp because I don't have to worry about the technical aspect of it.
     
  3. Ghoro

    Ghoro Registered Member

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    So what technical aspect of using a smtp server is there? I know setting up your own smtp server would be a huge amount of extra work compared to using GR, but by using a service like mailjet with a software that runs off your website, I wouldn't think it would be any more technical then using GR.
     
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    eduardo38 Regular Member

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    I prefer to pay to an email marketing company linke aweber.
     
  5. deciphers

    deciphers BANNED BANNED

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    Every advanced marketing users use SMTP server
     
  6. FBGuru

    FBGuru Senior Member

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    Email Marketing services are for noobs who want an easy-to-use GUI with low monthly volume. SMTP's on the other hand, are for bulk mailers with huge lists or for those who know technical stuffs.

    I use SES and mandripp for all my mailings.
     
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    stonedmonkey Registered Member

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    I hate the idea of paying subscription amounts based on quota's wrt the big players... Can really build up... For me I use sendy with amazon ses (works with mandrill and any other smtp services too)... Its real easy to set up SPF and DKIM wrt to avoiding mail landing in the spam/junk folder... The results are awesome and costs are cheap as chips lol... For most it's free due to amazon ses quota being huge and sendy is just a small off fee of around 60 bucks...
     
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  8. linuxsmtp

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    Getting a smtp server setup is good, you have a full control over it but you need a little time to submit your server details to 4 major players Gmail,Yahoo,Hotmail,Aol.And a little time to warmup your server.
     
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