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October 18, 2007



I was looking for this kind of explanation for quite a while already, thanks for sharing.


Thanks for the great review points on email marketing providers. We just submitted the company I work with,RatePoint, for you to review. RatePoint’s easy-to-use, Web-based communication services include feedback tools, email marketing, survey and dispute resolution capabilities to provide businesses with the ability to collect, manage and promote customer feedback directly. Would love to hear your feedback.


I'm most familiar with Constant Contact and iContact. Constant Contact is a bit clunky and the interface could be nicer but it works pretty well depending on the features you need. iContact is a bit more user-friendly but it's hard to guage if it's right for you without knowing what features you need. Both offer a free trial if you want to give them a test run though.

Hope that helps!


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We are also looking at Constant contact. Any other advice from users of the software?

Accounting Tutor

Any feedback from other users on the quality/value of the alternatives. About ready to sign up with Constant Contact but want to make sure that I am making the right decision.


My gratitude as well ;)


Great post on alternatives for email marketing

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great article... thanks!

Jeff Paul Scam

since I became a big IT freak. I started internet marketing for the last four months and still looking for material that can help my marketing.

Amanda Fier

Another good thing to know about these programs is if it matters at all whether you're a PC or Mac user... All in all, however, this is a very helpful little write-up. Thank you.



Just thought you'd like to know about Contactology. We get a lot of folks who are looking for an alternative to Constant Contact signing up with us. We offer personalized service and a unique feature called EasyCast which lets users send their emails using Outlook. Thanks!

Sam Freedom

The one thing that would REALLY help any business owner who wanted to SWITCH services is knowing what is each company's "first time import" policy.

There's just no way in heck I'm transferring over to any company no matter what their deliverability rate if it's going to crush my business with a RESUBSCRIBE policy.

I understand THEIR concerns but they don't trump mine as a marketer who knows ALL TOO WELL the reading habits of most people. Sure, each one has their DIE-HARD fans who read every last email that comes their way.

But there are way more who subscribe to a newsletter just to stay IN THE LOOP and sometimes they check out ever 4th or 5th email. And they might never get that new FIRST email.

I had one company tell me to keep steady dripping the old list with mentions of the new list. Well, the problem with that is what if the reason one is leaving the OLD company is because their delivery rates were dismal?

So the only choices, it seems, are between staying with a DISMAL deliverability rate AND moving to a new company whose resubscribe policy will have you losing a LOT of hard-earned readers.

That's why I suggest to each company reading this to consider SOME kind of process by which a prospective client can be individually evaluated if requested. I have many good referrals and have been in a large family owned business for 30 years but I, along with everyone else, am regarded in the same light as a SPAMMER when I want to transfer my readership to a new service.

Something about that doesn't seem right.

Sam Freedom

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Hi Skip:
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