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Package for sending mailshots

Package for sending mailshots

In the past I've always used MS Word to send mailings to clients but I've had a few problems with it recently and need to look at alternatives.

I have looked at Mail Chimp but not very keen on it - does anyone have a suggestion for a really easy to use system to send simple mailshots to clients. I really dont want anything fancy - just simple layout and quick and easy to use.

Thank you

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06th Dec 2012 10:33

EasyMail?

Difficult to know what to suggest without knowing what makes you not keen on Mail Chimp.

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By happy
06th Dec 2012 11:44

Mailchimp

petersaxton wrote:

Difficult to know what to suggest without knowing what makes you not keen on Mail Chimp.

 

Probably being too fussy/critical - it just seemed a bit more than I needed really. I dont need or want fancy designs just something quick and easy that looks like a plain email.

 

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06th Dec 2012 10:34

Docmail

I'm not sure what you want to send, but Docmail can be very useful, and reduces postage costs too.

You just upload your letterhead (if required) and the text for the letter, and they print it, put it in an envelope, & post it for you. They do postcards and other things, too.

EDIT: just realised .. you are referring to email ... doh :(

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By happy
06th Dec 2012 11:46

Thank you

ShirleyM wrote:

I'm not sure what you want to send, but Docmail can be very useful, and reduces postage costs too.

You just upload your letterhead (if required) and the text for the letter, and they print it, put it in an envelope, & post it for you. They do postcards and other things, too.

EDIT: just realised .. you are referring to email ... doh :(

 

Thanks anyway - yes its only for email.

 

Mail merge is fine for letters (not that I send any)

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06th Dec 2012 11:50

I still think EasyMail is good

It produces emails however you want them to look.

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By happy
06th Dec 2012 12:37

Thank you

petersaxton wrote:

It produces emails however you want them to look.

Thank you Peter I'll take a look.

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06th Dec 2012 12:33

Mailchimp

I found mailchimp very easy to use ... Once you have a basic template set up.

I haven't found anything simpler than that - other than using mail merges.

 

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06th Dec 2012 15:05

MailChimp

We use mail chimp on a regular basis and like it because:

 

Very good value - start for freeEasy to use basic or fancy or just textEasy for recipients to control what they receiveCompliance within DP frameworksWe like the complicated stuff like segmenting a list into relevant items so we can narrow down the recipients for a relevant message

Phil

-- Accounting the PaperLess way™

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07th Dec 2012 14:39

Another vote for MailChimp

Easy to use - we often recommend it. The alternative is Constant Contact - that does the same really but at least with MC you can start for free.

Dan

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By JC
07th Dec 2012 15:26

Another option ....

Mail Chimp - you need to agree to the fact that all recipients have opted in. How many use MC without specific opt-in's?

If it is a simple email style youb really want - use Excel to send emails -

see http://www.rondebruin.nl/sendmail.htm

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07th Dec 2012 15:51

Clients opting in

@JC

Whether you use sendmail or Mailchimp the same rules apply which I believe are those covered by data protection and spam laws.

You can add names and emails to a list in MailChimp if you have the right to do so. The advantage of doing this is if a client is added and wants to unubscribe then they can do so.

If you behave badly and add names and addresses that you have no right to add then you will be in breach of MailChimp T&C's.

I hope that helps

Phil

-- Accounting the PaperLess way™

 

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