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aaranmcguire
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hey,

I’m looking to get aMember Pro so I can send emails to members of a blog (20k+ users), I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations about the system, is it good/bad?

Its going to be used without the membership feature but I’m just wanting it so users are validated so when I send emails they dont bounce and cause bad marks on the email ranking system.

Thanks for any feedback in advance.

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digitalimpact
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aMember is not dedicated to email marketing, they’re good with memberships.

I would personally not use it for this purpose, but would advise to go with any of the big players (Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, Aweber… especially Mailchimp, it’s awesome ;) )

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Generator
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+1 Campaign Monitor

Used them for years. Great features. Great company (similar culture to here).

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mordauk
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I agree with the above. Also, from my experience, aMember is a terrible piece of software.

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Australia
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We use sendgrid and regularly send + 30,000 emails

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WPWiseOwl
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I don’t recommend it. Besides, wasn’t aMember Pro the plugin that Envato used to do memberships that stored passwords in plain-text format? If so, hopefully the plugin author has since changed that practice?

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aaranmcguire
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Wasn’t aMember Pro the plugin that Envato used to do memberships that stored passwords in plain-text format? If so, hopefully they’ve since changed that practice?

It was haha, that has been fixed now.

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mordauk
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aMember 3 stored in plain text, but it was fixed in aMember 4.

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