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September 17th, 2009

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02:04 am - Mass emailing softwares?
I swear this year's purposefully trying my patience.

Anyone know of a free mass emailing software up for download somewhere?  I recently needed to email about 50 or so people regarding something and after I tried 3 different email servers I found that;

1) Gmail: won't let you send mass bulk emails because they think it's spam, so you get that "message undeliverable" error email.  Then if you persistently try gmail blocks your account for 24 hours and you can't send anything for those 24 hrs.

2) Hotmail: has a 10 people maximum limit on all outgoing emails (meaning you can only send to 10 people at a time maximum).  After sending out 2 batches of 10 hotmail also blocked me believing that I was sending spam and therefore violating their terms of service.

3) Yahoo: same as gmail.  No mass bulk emails, blockage if you try.

I googled for mass emailing softwares and came up with a bunch, but you have to pay for all of them and given that I don't run a business/organization that requires me to send bulk emails regularly I'd really prefer not to have to pay.  Stupid spammers, ruins it for all of us.

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Date:September 17th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
Use a mailing list/announcement list instead?
[User Picture]
Date:September 17th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
Isn't a mailing list just...a list of peoples' emails? I've never used one before, is it different than manually send out bulk emails?
[User Picture]
Date:September 17th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
Mikage is right...

If you're trying to e-mail 50 people on a regular basis a mailing list would suit your purposes better. I would recommend google groups.

Have you tried creating a group in gmail with your 50 people and trying to send it that way?
[User Picture]
Date:September 18th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
A mailing list is everyone is on that list, and you send to something like myfriends@google.com.

If you're sending to 50 employers, I'd recommend doing it manually because if they are comp savy they will be able to see how the message was sent and seeing that a software for mass sending sent it may turn them off.
Date:September 23rd, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
I send out my club's newsletter through google (and it's usually a big email) and that's how I send it out. I have no problems.
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Date:September 23rd, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
Google's what I've been using and it's giving me headache after headache.
[User Picture]
Date:September 18th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Gee, what'd you need to mass-email 50 ppl about! :S

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