How do I send 100 emails with custom name inserts... as personally as possible
September 25, 2012 9:35 PM Subscribe
What are my options for sending out 100-200 customized emails? Using Gmail? Using a NameCheap domain? I want it to be as personal as possible.
posted by DetonatedManiac to technology (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am sending out emails to a cold list of 100-200 people, I basically want to politely ask if the could provide information about their industry for some research I am doing. I intend to insert their first name in the greeting.
I am ok with using my personal Gmail account, but I understand that there is a 100 recipient a day limit in Gmail. Also, I don't REALLY want to use the BCC field since that looks spammy (right?). And I don't know how to do the name insert in gmail.
As an alternative, I have some domains I own on NameCheap, and one is appropriate for the research I am doing. But the domains are not hosted yet, should I go through the process of getting it hosted? Once I do how do I actually send the messages and... again... insert the names?
I can setup Outlook for the mail merge (I think) but will most web hosting have the same recipient limitations as google? And won't a brand,-spanking-new commercial domain be more likely to encounter spam filters than, say, Gmail?
I am interested in doing marketing blasts for my business in the future, so I would be interested in investing in learning how a commercial grade system works but... that is not strictly necessary for this one off project.
Thanks for any ideas.