Email Questions


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Free alternatives to Boomerang, Streak, Right Inbox, etc?

I love the features they provide but are there any free alternatives the provide the same or close enough functionality? Here is what I'd like a tool to do: Track and tell me when an email I...

asked Feb 11 '14 at 09:09
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Joseph Mariotti
1 point

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Lifecycle emails for startups: what the basics you should cover?

I am building an MVP for a SaaS offering that targets social media managers. What kind of lifecycle emails should I embed in my app for customers.I already have the basic ones but I feel there is a...

asked Jun 13 '14 at 17:11
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Ashley Ansari
6 points

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Should you ask for name when collecting emails addresses on landing pages?

Most landing pages just ask for your email address -- which is likely because the fewer fields, the better the conversion.The problem is addressing your subscribers in the emails you'll send...

asked Jun 19 '14 at 02:14
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Alan Hamilton
11 points

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Can anybody recommend a good company to help us automate our emails?

We are a start up company looking for a low cost solution to help automate our emails. I have used Aweber years ago, which was good at the time. I have recently learnt about MailChimp which seems...

asked Aug 8 '14 at 05:55
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Garysvpa
53 points

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Best converting subject line for a survey email to users?

For all the email marketers here, what are some good converting subject lines for a survey email to users?I tried the following but it resulted in very few opens: Help make [CompanyName]...


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Is cold emailing all your potential clients a good way to get traction?

I am building a SaaS product aimed at website owners, and working our the marketing plan. I see a lot of new startups send an email blast to every potential customer (sometimes to the email address...


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Strategies to "cold email" prospective clients?

I run a small mobile app consulting shop and filling the pipeline has become very hard. Even though the media talks about a shortage of good app developers and a high demand, I'm having a tough...

asked May 19 '14 at 20:26
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Jonathan Pulley
11 points

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Good alternative for Google Apps for Business?

Due to privacy concerns, I'm looking to move our email, docs, and calendars to another provider. Are there any good alternatives that provides a similar level of service for a similar price range?

asked Apr 30 '14 at 15:25
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Lloyd Sparks
6 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
646 Views
Fastest way to build an email list for your niche?

What is the fastest way to build a large email list of potential customers that you can pitch your product to?PS. I don't mean mass emailing people, but contacting them one by one manually and...

asked Apr 19 '14 at 14:56
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Russel Corley
12 points

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572 Views
Email service to do advanced mailings than MailChimp is capable of?

We've been using MailChimp for a long time to send our email newsletters. While it allows for some general segmentation of your list, we need a solution that allows us to trigger emails based on...

asked Apr 14 '14 at 18:57
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Leroy Hardin
7 points

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Cold emailing a VC without an intro?

I don't have any contacts that could provide me an intro to a vc firm or angel investors. I have, however, found that many VCs' email addresses can be easily found on their websites or personal...

asked Mar 5 '14 at 12:38
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Henry Nielsen
25 points

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2 Answers
512 Views
How to prevent users from signing up with disposable email addresses? Should I even care?

There is a small percentage of users on my site that signup for the free trial using disposable email addressed like Mailinator, etc. How can I prevent them from doing so? Are there any negative...

asked Mar 2 '14 at 20:35
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Larry Gatto
50 points

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558 Views
Emailing blog subscribers entire blog post or just a teaser with url to read the whole thing?

Which would you say is better and why?Steve Blank seems to email the entire blog post.

asked Feb 26 '14 at 01:02
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Nellie Lyman
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Is using a (non google) url shortener more likely to flag an email as Spam by Gmail? By anyone else?

I just sent an email to a customer two ways: snipurl full url google shortened url only the snipurl was blocked. I've had this happen before anecdotally.

asked Dec 7 '13 at 08:42
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Clay Nichols
737 points

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negative response from prospect

i just wanted your advice on the following correspondence from a prospect (see below- i have removed a few references). I want to look at this as an opportunity and try to turn the negative...

asked Jun 26 '13 at 21:17
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Herman Salling
1 point

3 Votes
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Operational email policy

We've recently launched a platform and we start aquiring emails from users, partly from facebook and partly on their own merit. We want to start sending operational emails to our users, for...

asked May 4 '13 at 21:45
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Itai Sagi
337 points

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2 Answers
371 Views
Advertising based on user's email address

I have a website where in some instances I will know the user's email address. Is there an advertising network, where I would submit an email address to retrieve relevant ads and could then display...

asked Mar 14 '13 at 06:45
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Kekito
1,936 points

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336 Views
Web-based professional alternative to Exchange?

I am looking for a web-based professional solution to replace an Exchange server. Although I'm basically quite confident with Exchange, it's not our core competence - hence we are using a hosted...

asked Mar 4 '13 at 05:25
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Golo Roden
99 points

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Is it ever okay to send marketing emails to a list of emails that didn't request them?

Is it ever okay to send emails regarding your start up to a scraped or purchased list? Is this okay in any scenario? For example, if my start up sold software for managing mobile-hairdressing...

asked Feb 17 '13 at 10:00
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Anonymous
557 points

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Direct Email Marketing?

I've validated a solution, have a few committed customers, and want to move forward with development and subsequent marketing of my app. In validating the solution, I simply went onto the yellow...

asked Jan 25 '13 at 23:09
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User464180
159 points