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  • #9203

    Benjamin Donner
    Member

    Ok, I’ve got 28,000 email addresses, what’s the cheapest way I can email the all at once?

  • #9204

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Most email marketing software allow you to import lists.

    • #9205

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      Need a cheap one. Like free.

    • #9206

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      For 28k emails? Won’t happen.

  • #9207

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Sendgrid… load 5k at a time.

    • #9208

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      If its marketing e-mails and not transactional / app related using sendgrid will most likely help you not make the inbox. If you do choose to use it, setup SPF, DKIM, and DMARC and pray

    • #9209

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      Thanks been using it for 2 years. Have a nice day.

    • #9210

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      I am just speaking from my own experience. Over the years, I have used pretty much every e-mail service provider and for bulk e-mails of 15k+ I found MailChimp has the best deliverability rates. The problem is when you send out 28k e-mails from a new account, you are going to hit spam quick. Without configuring your own e-mail server (which I don’t recommend), to get those e-mails into inboxes on the first e-mail, the best bet is MailChimp but its going to cost you. It also won’t last…after that first send, you will 99% most likely have enough spam complaints that the next e-mail will hit many spam filters (i feel like MailChimp sends your first e-mail on a white listed ip and then depending on unsubs / spam / open rates etc moves you to another ip). However, the good thing is you can start cleaning up your list this way, get rid of the unsubs and spam complaints. Sendgrid is a perfectly good solution if you are starting with under 10k emails that have opted in (and remember opting in), and then gradually building. I’ve tried multiple times to send out e-mail lists of around 19k (new account), and had low deliver-ability rates each time. Again, make sure you setup spf, dkim, and dmarc to help with your chances of staying in inboxes.

    • #9211

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      Just a note *I have NOT* tried Sendgrid dedicated IP, my experience is only with the shared IP. Dedicated IP may be a great option.

  • #9212

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Not an SEO question. Just use Excel and Outlook.

    • #9213

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      Then don’t answer it.

    • #9214

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      Copy and paste all emails in the to field, click send.

    • #9215

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      Only problem then is who your server is located with as with Namecheap they restrict you to 250 emails per day.

  • #9216

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Get Gsuite. You won’t be able to email all at once, but you can do 2000 a day.

  • #9217

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    I can’t believe I am going to answer this question, but here goes…

    One of the comments mentioned MailChimp and all of the spam stuff, so read that first…

    Then…

    Set up an A name for your website, such as mail. or something of that nature.

    Next…

    Setup an alias email address from your subdomain that points to your main email.

    Then…

    Send until they block you.

    Then…

    Setup a new A name in your DNS, ie news.

    Then…

    Create an alias for the new subdomain email that points to your main email.

    Then…

    Sign up for a new MailChimp account.

    Then…

    Send as many emails as it takes to get banned for that account.

    Then…

    Rinse and repeat.

    It’s worked for 3.5 years.

    Good luck!

    • #9218

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      Great post. How long before they block you usually?

    • #9219

      Peter Wootton
      Keymaster

      It depends on how many emails opt out or mark as spam.

  • #9220

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    I would highly suggest you don’t email more than 50 a day or you’ll get marked as spam really fast.

  • #9221

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    AWS with email octopus.

  • #9222

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    1. cheap 2. fast 3. good

    pick 2
    1 + 3 = a bunch of gmail.com accounts
    2 + 3 = mailchimp
    1 + 2 = sendgrid

  • #9223

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Use Amazon SES

  • #9224

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    I will suggest you clean your email list. If it’s junk then use MailChimp it’s free. PM if you want to know exact method.

  • #9225

    Peter Wootton
    Keymaster

    Newsletter WordPress plugin works and it is free.

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