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Autoresponder: Task, Function, Service Provider Comparison and Conclusion

(In Deutsch)

An autoresponder sends emails on your behalf and in your name.

In this article I present you the differences between one-mail autoresponders and sequential autoresponders and present you similarities and differences between AWeber, GetResponse and RapidResponseBot. You will find detailed reviews, overview, comparison and recommendation.

  • TL;DR
  • What is an Autoresponder?
  • What is an Sequential Autoresponder?
  • Idea and Functionality
  • Couldn’t one do this oneself?
  • Service Providers of Sequential Autoresponders
  • Overview and Rating of AWeber, GetResponse and RapidResponseBot
  • Which Autoresponder is right for me?
  • Conclusion


In summary, the presented autoresponders are all powerful services, that allow you to handle smaller and larger lists without any problem, and – most importantly – ensuring delivery of your messages:

  • RapidResponseBot is the less fancy, more technical option, but provides all required core functionalities. It is usually the cheaper than the others.
  • AWeber is trusted by many high profile marketers, very beginner friendly with learning material and fas and effective support team. It provides lot’s of pre-build templates.
  • GetResponse is also trusted by well known marketers, beginner friendly with templates, laerning materials and fast spport team. It is even more customizable than AWeber and – in the yearly option – a bit cheaper even for larger lists.

What is an Autoresponder?

In the original meaning autoresponders respond independently and automatically on requests.

This started with notes, that a email could not be delievered and is gladly and often used to send away messages.

But this away-message is just a special case of an automated response: “Respond on each incomig message with ‘I am on vacation.'”

Autoresponder, as they come with most hosting plansm can also be used to deliver any response. For this, one just creates a separate mail address (e.g. pricing@domain.xx), and lets an autoresponder reply with the desired information.

Not bad, but very limited.

But autoresponders have evolved.

What is a Sequential Autoresponder?

On autoresponder specialized services offer powerful tools.

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AWeber Review

(In Deutsch)
AWeber LogoAWeber is one of the leading providers of sequential autoresponders.

Found in 1998 it advertises with an very good delivery rate of 99.34%, nearly all of your readers will get your messages.

The functionality of AWeber supports you effectively when writing your autoresponder messages, scheduling them into a sequence and monitoring.

Your messages can be personalized with numerous fields and values.

Interesting statistics will provide valuable insights, what is of interest to your readers and what they respond to.

AWeber offers detailed step-by-step tutorials, videos, forum and lots more. The mail support is very fast and friendly.

Despite the many functions AWeber is easy to understand and is available for beginners.

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Templates and examples reduce the work and provide for quick understanding. Of course there is a learning phase and it takes a while before you can get to and use all the features.

AWeber has just too much to offer. But is easy to be used and an ideal choice for beginners and experts.


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GetResponse Review

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GetResponse LogoGetResponse is one of the best providers, the autoresponder industry has to offer.

As the flagship product of its mother implix GetResponse is active since 1999.

Meanwhile implix even renamed itself to GetResponse

GetResponse states its delivery rate as over 99%, which is very good.

The functions of GetResponse are comprehensive and support you effectively in the management and creation of your messages. The possibilities for personalization are outstanding and unmatched.

By numerous statistics, you see how your messages arrive in your readership, and if you hit the nerve of your audience.

GetResponse provides detailed instructions for using in general and personalization in particular.

Over 300 templates make the embedding of quality forms easy. The mail support responded quickly and is friendly.

GetResponse is one of the most user-friendly vendors. It remains very usable, even for beginners, despite the high functionality. But the wonderful personalization requires training and a technical interest.

GetResponse is unmatched.

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However, it is not necessary that you know all from the beginning and have learned forever. Optimization takes time. You can have your first autoresponder working quite easily in 5 minutes from now.


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RapidResponseBot Review

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RapidResponseBot LogoRapidResponseBot provides low cost sequential autoresponders. It follows the motto “by marketers for marketers” and is less designed and polished. It is sober and is limited to the essentials.

The functions of Rapid Response Bot help you maintaining your lists. Messages can easily be created and placed in a sequence.

The personalization options are limited but sufficient.

RapidResponseBot is limited to the most important statistics. It allows, however, that you monitor any links with so-called trackers. The trackers are not bound to the mails. The collected statistics can be obtained automatically via e-mail, which is really useful.

The documentation of RapidResponseBot is not particularly polished to a shine, but shows briefly and concisely how to set up the tool and work with it.

Rapid Response Bot is rather aimed at technically-oriented users. Usage is quite easy, but focuses less on point-and-click.

Nevertheless RapidResponseBot offers a lot, which is useful.

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You can have your first own autoresponder in just a few minutes from now. Then, thanks to the possibility to copy entire sequences, even faster.


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