Introduction to IMSC Rapid Mailer
The claim to this autoresponder is that you will only have to pay a one-time fee, no more monthly charges and you will take “back control” of your list from the companies that provide the services like Aweber, GetResponse, or MailChimp, just to name a few. The sales video is really good actually. So good, I decided to buy it myself to test it out. Of course, hoping that it would be everything the video said it would….unfortuantely I was greatly disappointed.
- One-time payment, no monthly service fee
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
- You need to know some coding(or be willing to learn)
- You need to know about hosting issues
- You need to know about IP addresses
- You need to know a lot of technical stuff
- Does not follow double opt-in rules
- The owner himself doens’t even use his own product he uses Aweber(don’t believe me, go sign up for his newsletter and see for yourself)
Who is IMSC Rapid Mailer For?
Honestly, I don’t think it is for anyone. The reason being is that Rapid Mailer doesn’t allow for a double opt-in. This is important for your hosting and for any email service you may use. If you email a whole bunch of people at once, especially more than the maximum allowed by your host, usually 500 per hour, it will appear to your host that you are spamming people or it that this is your mailing list.
Since it is your mailing list, your host will want to know your list has been provided an opt-in to confirm they want to be on the list. With Rapid Mailer, you won’t be able to provide that information and will be suspended from email activites from your own host.
Rapid Mailer doesn’t allow the customer to do what we purchased it for in the first place. That is what I mean when I say, I don’t think Rapid Mailer is for anyone.
What Type of Training & Tools Does IMSC Rapid Mailer Provide?
They do provide some video training but it does get into coding really quick. The videos themselves are of descent quality but if you are not a tech person or not willing to learn the tech stuff from other sources, then the video training will be quite useless to you.
What Type of Support Does IMSC Rapid Mailer Offer?
I sent in two email support requests. They were very responsive to both, within 24 hours. The reason I sent the first email request was because I couldn’t activate the plugin.
Many wordpress plugins have a one step process, meaning just uploading the zip file, but some also have an additional activation process in which you have to apply an activation. Well I applied the code they gave me and I still couldn’t get the plugin to work so I assumed they gave me the wrong activation code and sent them an email. Here is what they responded with:
So I had to send a request ticket in to my website hosting company. This was already a red flag for me because I am not a very techy person, and then getting the email back wasn’t very comforting either. They talked about hosting issues, and external website blocking, and IP addresses. At the time I had no clue what any of those meant.(hey but at least they were responsive, right? lol)
They second email request I sent in was for a full refund, which they responded to within 24 hours and gladly refunded me my money.
Let’s Talk Pricing
If you go to the website, listen to the sales video, the first initial offering is $67 to buy the plugin, which you can use on mulitple sites. But if you click on the “no” you don’t want it, then they downsale you and offer the plugin for use on only one website for $27. And there is a 30 day money back guarantee.
Whether you are very familiar with coding or not, this product isn’t for you. The product doesn’t follow the opt-in rules and others that will get you blacklisted from your own host and email service provider.
To make sure you stay within emailing rules and regulations, and not have to deal with any of the behind the scenes stuff, like hosting and IP addresses, I recommend you go with GetResponse. They are the best bang for you buck, hands down.
If you have any questions about IMSC Rapid Mailer or any other autoresponder or would like to share any experiences you have had with autoresponders, please leave them below, it is greatly appreciated.