Mailing Lists

So you have an ever growing mailing list and you wish there was some sort of simple-to-use database where you can not only manage all these contacts but categories them and send specific emails to each group in one go? In fact, could they not enter their own details into your database from your website, saving you lots of time?

Mailchimp is the answer to your mailing list needs. This is a great and FREE site (on a basic level). It can help you set up a variety of forms such as address forms or questionairres; it’ll help you customise these forms with your own design and provide the code for embedding it in your own site; non-coders can get a link to their own page created especially for their form; it protects you against spam and webbot attacks and allows visitors to your site to subscribe/unsubscribe safely. It will let you plan email campaigns, filters results from your database and……….oh everything!

OK, if you’ve a serious amount of subscribers and mailout every week, you’ll probably have to pay a premium to upgrade your service, but the limits for free customers are very generous (you can hold up to 1000 email addresses and send 6000 free emails). If you’re just starting out with mail management then you can’t go wrong by registering with this site. There are even plenty of tutorials and prompt boxes to help you along. And (if you have your site with us)ActorCV will help you too if you get stuck.