During my search over the internet, I came through some questions that were asked very frequently. Many people on the internet are very much confused between an autoresponder program and an autoresponder services. These types of confusion have many a time lead to a situation, where a person purchase an autoresponder program when actually he is in need of an autoresponder service.
Actually an autoresponder program is a program or a script that is set up on your web server. Mostly an autoresponder program comes free with the hosting service you are taking, but few a times people are not comfortable with the free stuff provided by the hosting company and therefore thy opt for another program or script and then install it on the web server.
Apart from those people that go for an autoresponder programs, there are many people that opt even for the autoresponder services. A person who go for thee kind of services need to use a monthly subscription that is provided by the autoresponder service provider. You just need to set your message in the autoresponder and you can easily manage you opt-in list. Now you would be thinking that what the difference between both of them is. One of the main differences between an autoresponder program and an autoresponder services is while the autoresponder program runs on your web server the autoresponder service runs on the service provider’s web server. In this way your limited bandwidth and server space is saved and you can easily manage your opt-in list.
Autoresponder services are of great help to newbie’s as it is easy to handle and does not need any technical knowledge. Fully automatic work is the best feature of an autoresponder services. Now you might be thinking of the cost you will have to invest in an autoresponder service. So let me tell you that no need to worry folks, as there are many free autoresponder software available. They have a limited amount of space allotted to you and unlike the paid version, you will be able to only have a limited amount of opt-ins. Once your opt-ins are full then you can think of investing in the paid version as the risk taking factor is already minimized by the free version.
No one gives anything for free and its nothing different with the autoresponder service providers. Usually they place an advertisement in your mail. Some place their advertisement at the top of the email while some place it at the bottom. Some reputed autoresponder service providers just give it to you like that way so that in future they can have a regular customer.
Most of the advanced marketer prefers autoresponder programs over the services. This is because in an autoresponder services the user have various limitations such as compulsory confirmation email to the subscriber etc. advanced marketers use the programs as they have total control over the program.
Choosing an autoresponder is totally your call. If you have lack of money and yet want an autoresponder than go for the free version and if you don’t like the limitations implemented on you by the autoresponder service then opt for the programs.
Anyways the sole motto of doing so is to increase your business, and if it done by either of them, you are in a profit.