Having considered the problems of maxing out with 500 subscribers (the official max subscribers allowed by FutureQuest) to my newsletter and fearing to face the cold world of e-mail in search of a fulfillment solution, I began my search early. Much to my surprise I found an excellent mailing program. The name is Gamadyne. Their home page is http://www.gammadyne.com/
It sells for about $120. It is well worth every buck. The only problem you may have is that it requires the use of a database. So, you need to be database educated. I use Access and it works fine.
The thing that I liked about them most was that their web site not only compared their program to their competitors, but also supplied you with the web link to their competitors.
If you intend to expand your mailing list beyond the official max allowed by FutureQuest, I highly recommend Gamadyne. You can down load the demo for free and check it out your self.
To give you an idea of what can be with the program, below is a list of some of the things I have done with it.
1) Obtained the Name of my subscribers and placed them in the database next to their email address. All automatically.
2) Sent newsletters which address the subscriber by their personal name.
3) Set up my web site to do automatic sign-ups, which include an auto reply.
4) Set up a page to let the subscriber change or add his/her name to the database. This includes an auto reply thanking them, which includes the name they placed in the database next their name.
The possibilities are endless with this program.
Check out the pages in my site tied to Gammadyne Mailer. Make sure to view the code behind the user interface. It shows some of the tags associated with Gammadyne.
By the way, Gammadyne also has an excellent technical support. Almost as great as FutureQuest. But, no one could actually ever be a great as FutureQuest. Any one, who ever used them, knows that.
Here is my e-mail address. T.firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some pages tied to the Gammadyne Mailer program. Subscribe to my newsletter to check out the auto response ect.
Below: The newsletter signup page.
Below: This page is used to obtain the name of the subscriber. Don’t use it until you subscribe. The address for this page is shipped to the new subscriber via an auto response when they sign up. I take their email first, sign them up and then ask if they would like to have their subscription personalized. But, do check out the code.