being a noob, why i shouldn't use Interspire ?

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  1. dario

    dario New Member

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    I read here that Interspire is a piece of crap.
    But I'm starting only today to collect opt-in addresses, what else should i use in your opinion ?
     
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    Go ahead and use it, why let the opinion of several people influence your decision?
     
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    it's fine for small volume and DOI
     
  4. DKPMO

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    You might also want to consider pigeon mail

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    What do we consider small volume? As someone else whos starting, I am seeing this mailer come up as a cost effective choice to learn the ropes and then graduate into something more powerful (if need be). In response to DKPMO's post, I thought mailing speed was server dependent, not client? Please correct my misunderstanding
     
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    I would consider low volume anything under 1,000,000 messages a day. The last I looked at interspire, their database structure was not designed to handle more than 100,000 records without shitting the bed. It also lacked some rather basic features that any bulk mailing system has. I think interspire was initially designed for low traffic sites to manage their own email data.
     
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    Interspire (unmodified) cannot even use more than one IP. It was built for small ecommerce sites collecting and mailing house lists. You won't learn anything useful for high-volume deployment. Forget it.
     
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    Thanks DK, Will def start looking into better options.
     
  9. Jmailer

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    Hello everyone,

    What would one consider a better option for a beginner to build upon?
     
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    There are probably better options for OP. However without knowing things like how many records are being collected, how big of a scale he wants to achieve, and on what timeline, it is quite hard to make a good suggestion.

    If you are collecting leads and want to send them through an autoresponder path, an ESP may be a better option for you.
     
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    Apologies for this being my first post, but I don't want to get banned :p

    One relatively easy solution to use is Hole Solution's (I'm not affiliated with them and I don't get paid for referrals, but I do use the software). It does most of the basic stuff you'd want. You can use multiple IPs, it handles bounces and removes, and it's not particularly expensive. They take care of installation and basic support at no additional cost.

    PM me for a Skype contact if you're interested.
     

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