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Help! I am looking for a bulk email service provider

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by Vaibhav, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    I have a list of email addresses which I want to be bulk emailed.

    Does anybody here know of any good tried and tested provider?

    Thanks & Regards,
    Vaibhav
     
    Vaibhav, Jun 26, 2008 IP
  2. BusinessCoach

    BusinessCoach Well-Known Member

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    if u don't want to get scammed...just buy your own dedicated server, put on your favorite email software, and spam away
     
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  3. Vaibhav

    Vaibhav Peon

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    Thats a great idea but how do I prevent my IP from being blacklisted ?
    Which hosting would allow me that?

    Even if I host it domestically, my ISP will shut me off.

    Any suggestions?
     
    Vaibhav, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    Equinoxgs Guest

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    The best approach is to use a trusted service to handle your email. Aweber is one of the best out there. Just so you know, we have no connection to them but we do use their services. The downside is that you'll need to "move" your email list to a service such as this. This will mean that you must send out an email message to your entire list and ask them to opt-in through your new service. The effort you make to do this will be well worth it. Services of this type are fairly inexpensive and you'll find that their delivery rates are far higher than you could ever achieve on your own.
     
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    Yes they sure will. We all will.
    We are not bagging on you, we want email message sending to work for you as a part of your overall marketing campaign.

    The others no doubt on your list (? a bought list is a dead list) are going to go into SPAM filters as well.
    People that have money (conpanies) have great SPAM systems just like we do here.

    Here is what you can do now and be great at.
    Why do you not just begin collecting email addresses today and have a few hundred in a few weeks. Join a local group or Chamber, trade group etc. as well.

    Then you can begin and build by designing a refer a friend plan. We share the 19 steps to building a legal email marketing campaign that will gain you results.

    It requires work, but you can as we do it.
    Agian nothing for sale.
    Just a site devoted to email marketing education and training here http://www.vipermailer.com/education/education_center.aspx
     
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  6. Vaibhav

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    Aweber is similar to other companies I have come across since the past few days.
    All of them want the users to opt-in before I can email them.

    In my case this is not possible.

    Thanks for your suggestion though.
     
    Vaibhav, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    Thanks for your suggestions..
    But it is not possible for me to get an approved email list which are all opt-ins..
     
    Vaibhav, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    BusinessCoach Well-Known Member

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    aweber doesnt do bulk email...they do permission based mailings. that won't help the OP
     
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    #10

    it seems no one paid attention to your post-- lol :)

    it obvious you HAVE a list and are not trying to get them to "re-opt" and your not interested in building a list, hence "bulk"

    so to answer your latest question

    YOU DON"T stop it from being blacklisted, the ONLY way is to go through multiple IPs...which is why there really is no such thing as a 3rd party bulk mailer that won't rip you off

    there are some techniques you can use in the mailings that enable you to do it for longer, but ultimately, your gonna get blacklisted...not just the ip mailing, but the ip of the website itself.

    You have to have a clear strategy if your going to do it legally...which there is a way to LEGALLY spam....it still gets you blacklisted, but it doesnt involve stealing, masking, hiding, stealth, hijacking etc.

    so how do you stop it...you cant..you can just delay it...then you switch IPs

    you get your servers at places where people are more "tolerant" of complaints, even at carrier level.

    You can put off a primary trunk for months, even years if you know what to tellthem.

    Know that this is not going to be a budget type $149 a month server situation.

    and you do not EVER send from your local machine. You need to have the list managed and sent from the server...otherwise you will find yourself without internet access

    hope this helps
     
    BusinessCoach, Jun 26, 2008 IP
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    I suggest you go with aweber, I use them and love em'.
     
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  12. Vaibhav

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    hey thanks..

    Ive understood everything that youve said and agree with all of it..

    But what if i say that i dont want to do all this on my own..
    I dont wanna look for a hosting company and then take the trouble of multiple IPs and tackle the complaints and issues and shift over every now and then..

    Do you know of any company or provider who does this?

    All I want to do is provide the email list and the content of the email..
    Let the provider take the trouble of blacklisting etc etc ..

    If you can give me such contacts it would be absolutely great!!

    Thanks.
     
    Vaibhav, Jun 27, 2008 IP
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    BusinessCoach Well-Known Member

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    whats your budget?
     
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    yeah you will want to look around on blackhat forums. unless you have alot of technical expertise you are not going to be able to pull of mailing the people on this list. and as the other guy said, a bought list is a dead list. sorry but every reputable company is going to make your list opt in to receive any more email from you
     
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    also how big is the list again?
     
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    the list contains approximately 150,000 email addresses..
    It is not a bought list..
    But i have no source too to prove it to the reputed companies..

    budget not too sure yet.. but would liek to email this list once every week..

    Thanks again for all your help....
     
    Vaibhav, Jun 27, 2008 IP
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    well pm me with what you are able to spend, as that determines who is willing to put in the effort to do all the work and take all the risks

    if your serious I can get you help...but you need to be aware of exactly what your asking someone to do

    also, there is a way to turn the list into opt ins, requires some extra work...again, its all about your budget
     
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