tired, late at night, and forget to tell
the autoresponder what message to start at and what message to stop at
while running a "test". I actually did this and sent 491 blank email
messages to our personal email account! Needless to say, I clogged up
our account and had to delete each message individually. Very time
consuming and frustrating to say the least but it never happened a
second time. And, it has given us something to laugh about from time to
There are many advantages to having
e-mail autoresponders such as:
- Give your visitors an easy way to
receive a "printer friendly" version of your sites main sales messages.
- Send a several part e-mail course
(the free email course can be a powerful incentive for your visitors to
leave their email addresses which also builds your subscriber list.
- Send repeated messages to your
visitors with reminders of what you sell and what its benefits are.
- Collects addresses for your e-mail
ezine which will give you periodic access to your site's visitors. You
can sell advertising in your ezine or just use it to promote your
products and services.
There are two main types of
autoresponders. They each have their pros and cons.
Autoresponder services are web based
services that allow you to send a series of emails to a visitor who has
either requested the email through a web-based form on you site (the
service provides the html code for your site to use) or who has sent an
email to a specific address the service has provided you to use. The
primary advantage of such services is that they are very easy to set up,
and are very reliable. In addition, they are host independent. This
means that your web host doesn't have to allow you to run any particular
services on your site to have access to all that an e-mail autoresponder
Autoresponder programs (or scripts):
The other choice for an autoresponder
is to purchase (or lease) a program or a script (usually written in perl,
requiring CGI access on your server.) Several of these are available.
They offer the potential for lower cost, especially if you have multiple
web sites to support. (But be careful to check the license agreement.
Some license agreements require an additional fee if you are going to
use the program or script on more than one site at the same time. These
types of autoresponders also allow, potentially at least, for increased
flexibility. Some are quite powerful in their own right, while perl
scripts can generally be modified to suit your needs for a fee.
Whatever your choice or needs Email
Autoresponders most definately play an important role in your success as
an internet marketer.
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