1. QUICK GUIDE TO
AUTORESPONDERS

2. USING AN AUTORESPONDER

3. CHOOSING AN AUTORESPONDER

4. INFORMATION

Which Autoresponder to choose

By now you should have decided

  • which type of autoresponder you require: an Autoresponder Service or a Self Hosted one (explained here)

  • which features you need (listed here)

If price is a problem be aware of the Real Cost

An easy decision

Instead of listing every autoresponder product with all their features and pricing figures (which are liable to change) we've made it easy for you by limiting it to the most popular and highly rated. You want to deal with an established and reliable company.

In addition there's a new inexpensive Self Hosted autoresponder (see MailIt).

If you still cannot decide which here's a tip: send in a question and see how quickly and efficiently they respond.


Autoresponder Service

(1) AWeber

AWeber

Key points

  • Founded in 1998. 120,000+ customers
  • Free 30 day trial (but credit card required)

Notes

Comes with a superb resource guide Launchpad which includes
  • creating effective sign-up forms
  • how to grow your list
  • using social media
  • using analytics to measure and improve email campaigns
  • user stories
Click here for AWeber

(2) GetResponse

GetResponse

Key points

  • Founded in 1998. 350,000+ customers
  • Free 30 day trial (no credit card required)

Notes

The system sends you automated emails after you have set up your first subscriber and sent your first newsletter with useful advice on how to build on this and the next steps to make.

In addition a Customer Success Advisor may phone to offer assistance building your list, creating your landing page, web forms, newsletters and autoresponders.

Click here for GetResponse


Self Hosted autoresponder

(1) arpReach

arpReach

Key points

  • Launched in 2012 as a complete rewrite and upgrade of Autoresponder Plus (the top self hosting program founded in 2001)
  • There is an option to use third-party SMTP providers like Amazon SES thus solving the deliverability issues of other self hosted programs.

Notes

Not cheap but it's the best in the field, simple to use and for a fixed price you can use it 24/7 for ever.
Click here for arpReach

(2) MailIt

mailit

Key points

  • This is a Wordpress plugin
  • It does not provide follow-up mailings. But you can do mass email broadcasts to your list.

Notes

We have reseller rights and provide MailIt at the lowest price permitted: $47.
Click here for MailIt