LizaJane - 12:18 am on Jan 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
Well, you still have to write the mailer :-), even if you use constant contact or mail chimp. After over 17 years on our own server, I relocated the website to lino$$. I was concerned about sending my my xmas mailer from a new server( in November) , even though we only email to our customers re specific new gifts and offers. Meaning they have signed up in our guestbook for additional information on new yadayas and or purchased specific red glow yadaya wigets is the recent past.
I'm so glad I used an outside service! I was shocked at how many spam reports we received. People just a moving the email to their spam folder, even from some customers have been on our list since 1995! Really, they could not just unsubscribe? Let's just say that the mail service provider was a bit unhappy as well. I'm glad I did not jeopardize our website access when sending out this most recent new gifts mailer.