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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.

  • 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

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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