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RE: [webtechnologydesign] Constant Contact Replacement

From: TallDavid
Sent on: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:22 PM

We’ve had good luck using CiviCRM and its CiviMail component for bulk email -  Setup is not trivial, but, is certainly within the capabilities of a web professional.  CiviCRM is specifically designed for non-profit organizations and has just garnered a recommendation from the Free Software Foundation:


A little more about CiviMail:

 CiviMail is a robust mass-mailing component which allows you to engage your constituents with personalized email blasts and newsletters.

·         Target mailings by including or excluding any number of CiviCRM group(s), or previous mailing recipients

·         Personalize your messages using mail-merge tokens.

·         Track when recipients open your message.

·         Track click-throughs.

·         Manage bounces and unsubscribe requests.

·         ... and more

Hope this helps!

David Matocha



P.S.  My firm has been using / professionally supporting CiviCRM on Drupal for a number of years.


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Brant
Sent: Monday, April 19,[masked]:45 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [webtechnologydesign] Constant Contact Replacement


This is all interesting to see. I've seen several of those providers in different places, but only worked with constant contact and a private hosted service.

I've played with a couple on my own server too. What open source solutions do you guys like that can be set up and managed on your own server?

Preferably php/mysql - but what else is out there?

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From: Femi Olubunmi <[address removed]>

Date: Mon, 19 Apr[masked]:20:04 -0400

To: <[address removed]>

Subject: Re: [webtechnologydesign] Constant Contact Replacement


We have been using campaign monitor which works very well for us.  Unlike mailchimp, constant contact, etc... You don't pay any monthly recurring fees, but instead pay $5 per campaign + 1 cent for each subscriber.  It is also a white label service so you can brand it and use your own domain. 

Best Regards,

Femi Olubunmi

Interactive Marketing | Social Media | Web Design

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On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 9:58 AM, Stephanie <[address removed]> wrote:

I think you may want to look into mailchimp, or aweber.  I used constant contact in the past, but they are very pricy.  But you are going to have to have your whole mailing list re-subscribe.  Aweber really wants to verify everyone first.

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 9:42 AM, Eric Shafer <[address removed]> wrote:

Does anyone know of a software package like Constant Contact that will mange email campaigns?  I have looked at PHPList, but I would like something that can handle multiple client logins and allows you to post info from a website into the DB.

Also, what do people recommend for other hosted solutions that are less expensive than Constant Contact?

Eric Shafer
Click and Create
Ranked by the Houston Business Journal as
"One of the Largest Web Design Firms in Houston"

2400 Augusta Ste 369
Houston, TX 77057

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