At 7:36 PM -0500 3/13/2000, Tim Pierce wrote:
>I would expect VERP-based delivery to be a big draw to potential
>list administrators. List managers are always exchanging gossip
>about which sites make it easiest to run a mailing list, and handling
>bounces are the biggest headache by far that the typical list admin
>has to deal with. Eliminating that hassle would be a feather in our
>cap for other list managers.
I tend to agree. I know that after buying Smartbounce, after looking
at self-implementation and doign ti by hand and all sorts of other
options, that SmartBounce paid for itself within two weeks, purely in
the reduced man-hours it saved at my billable rate. I haven't (yet)
started taking advantage of it's "unsubscribe" processing, but I hope
to do that soon, too, to try to pre-process the postmaster mail, and
grab another chunk.
(today, for instance, I ran smartbounce, and it found and
unsubscribed a bit over 50,000 bounces for me on my lists. Do you
really want to guess what it'd take for me to do that by hand?
shudder. And it did it in about four hours, while I was off doing
something else entirely...)
Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
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