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Send custom bulk email from your Gmail account, interested?

I'm planning to write a service/SAAS that allows you to send customize bulk emails from your Gmail a/c instead of using any other third service provider like MailChimp/AWeber etc...

My questions:

  1. Would you be interested in such a service?
  2. What all features do you expect in such a product?
    Please fill the details here - http://survey.feedsinsight.com/c76cd023-39c0-4aa5-8b4a-a5ac5fc3c0e2

Pros:

  1. The user receives email from your email account instead of some generic marketing account(in case of MailChimp/AWeber.)
  2. Better email deliverability - as your are not using some marketing account.
  3. Send customized emails at scale.

Limitation:

  1. The only limitation on the number of emails that can be sent is from your Gmail account. Generally speaking, you can't send more than 2,000 email/day and 100 emails/hour. Refer this link for more information - https://support.google.com/a/answer/166852?hl=en
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      Same question. @ankur_nigam how will you differentiate your solution from Gmass? :)

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        @MisterHat I was just toying with the idea of launching it as product because, I've already done it part of another project.

        However, over time, I realized, it may not be of much great value for consumers... So, I'm dropping it.

        If I ever get bored, I'll push out for free...

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          Actually it does have a lot of value for any company that doesn't want to invest on a CRM that propose email sequences.
          I don't know how far you went with you solution but early stage startup / maker willing to do some mass mailing campaigns to validate an idea could benefit from such solution.

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              That makes perfect sense indeed...
              I'll definitely keep that in mind and ping you in I can see an opportunity :)

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    I prefer to use a SaaS, but that might just be me :)

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    There are many Saas solutions for this. I like Woodpecker (https://woodpecker.co/)

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      Thanks @Nelson, I posted this, as I have already developed the solution and just toying with the idea of launching it as a saperate product.

      However, I don't see it adding much value, so I'm dropping it now.

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      Thanks for inputs.
      Just wondering, why would like to send HTML emails. Plain text email makes it look more personal and have a better response rate.
      Or, just saving the cost your primary concern (which is totally fine.)

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