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 - http://civicrm.org/civimail.  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: http://civicrm.org/blogs/lobo/free-software-foundation-fsf-recommends-civicrm.

 

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

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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. 

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Femi Olubunmi

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Thinkingmen
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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?

Regards,
Eric
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