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[epub] RE: Autoresponders as a list hosting solution?

I use and recommend aweber (

I've tried - but their free service includes ads (not bad if
you can live with that since all free services do that) but my test message
and a live messages took over 36 hours to be sent, totally unacceptable time
frame. In contrast my test messages from aweber have never taken more than 5
minuets and production runs (my list is about 3,000) has never taken more
than 3 hours (I'm a sub too just to make sure I get the message).

I was using proautoresponder too for some of my other lists, but they had a
massive outage a few weeks ago, and while their communication was excellent,
and I feel for their attack, but I'm still leaving. I'm a data center
manager and no way would it take me over a week to recover any of my 120+
customers, 12 hours tops - and that's building an entire new server from
scratch in the middle of the night when I have limited staff. now if there
we're no tape or other backups it would take time - but what professional
service provider doesn't do backups? If I did not have backups of my lists
and messages and a copy of worldmerge on my home system I'd have been down
for several days.

I'm sticking with aweber...


Jack Tackett, Jr.
919 271 0325

-----Original Message-----
From: Dante Maure []
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 11:22 PM
Subject: [epub] Autoresponders as a list hosting solution?

Greetings List-Mavens,

I've noticed at least two very high volume newsletters
(over 15,000 subscribers) that are using an autoresponder
service for list management.

I know of three different high end autoresponder services
that offer virtually every fea ture that I have found while
researching list hosting solutions, and even a few features
I've not seen offered by traditional list hosts.

From a price standpoint the autoresponders are *way* more
affordable as 2 offer unlimited contacts, messages, and
em ails... and the 3rd charges additional for high volume,
but is still considerably cheaper than the going
rates for traditional list hosting.

The only feature not offered by the above services that
is standard with dedicated list hosts is time of day
sche duling for message sending, but considering the
potential savings of literally hundreds of dollars per
month for a large list, I'm just about ready to sacrifice
that one convenience.

I will soon be launching a very high volume list
and was wondering if a nybody has any personal experience
using autoresponders for this purpose.

I don't fancy the idea of having to move 10,000 subscribers
to another platform down the line so I would greatly
appreciate any feedback from people that have first hand
experience in this arena.

Many thanks in advance!

Warmest Regards,

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