Disadvantages of Desktop-Hosted Autoresponders
How do they work?
Desktop hosted autoresponders are programs
which are run directly on your own workstation or computer.
These types of autoresponders may or may not
be cheaper or easier to use than the locally hosted type.
The biggest disadvantage is that you need to
have the program running on a dedicated computer with an
around-the-clock access to the internet via a high speed broadband
connection. The use of a dial-up connection simply would not be
This usually involves the purchase and
installation of a program on your computer.
Desktop-hosted autoresponders are more
suitable for non-professional marketers who have a small subscriber
For professional marketers who have a large
subscriber list, these are not recommended.
Advantages & Disadvantages
If you are a professional internet marketer
or has a large subscriber list, you should consider a locally-hosted autoresponder and not
a desktop autoresponder because:
Technical superiority and reliability as
it is hosted on a web server.
Ease of expansion to meet growing demand
as multiple autoresponders can be added.
Ability to handle large subscribe list.
Lower overall cost- no need for a
dedicated computer with around-the-clock internet access.
Admittedly, desktop autoresponder has its advantages too.
For example, if you are a professional internet marketer, you can use it
for automating a lot of the tasks involved in answering emails.
In fact, you may consider using a locally-hosted autoresponder to handle
tasks like subscription and follow-up, and a desktop autoresponder to
handle tasks like sending a certain email-on-demand or for responding to
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