A Review on Email Go Getter System (EGGS) by Martin Lee
EGGS is a new autoresponder system that I have started to
use recently. The main difference between EGGS and other
commercial autoresponders out there is that EGGS is hosted
and run entirely on your own web server. This poses many
*There is no limit to the number of subscribers you can
have. It all depends on the amount of web hosting space and
bandwidth you have.
*EGGS is capable of sending approximately 200,000 mails in 2
hours, but it depends on the size of the message. The greater
the size, the longer the time.
*You own the software and the list; nobody can have a look at
how many subscribers you have.
*Unlimited number of autoresponders and messages.
*Ability to send broadcasts.
*Emails will not be filtered off automatically. One main
problem that I had with other commercial autoresponders
like freeautobot and getresponse was that their emails are
sometimes not delivered to hotmail or yahoomail. This is
because their ip had been put on a 'to filter off' list.
No such problems with EGGS as the email are sent from your
own server. Of course, your email content must be clean as
it might still be filtered off by spam filters.
*Single or double opt-in/removal available.
*Both html and text supported.
The best thing of all is that this software is free! You
can download it and offer to donate any amount you like.
Donors are even given a link on the main page as a form of
However, there can never be a perfect software out there.
There are some disadvantages to EGGS:
*You have to do some installation of the software on your
server. However, the manual is pretty detailed and I have no
problems with the installation. In the worst case where you
can't get it installed, there's always the option of paying
them to get it installed for you.
*You can't select the fields you require in your database.
You are stuck with name and email only.
*There isn't a test function. So if you want to see how your
list of 7 emails look, you will have to set the messages to
1 day apart and wait 7 days to receive all the messages. Of
course, you can overcome this problem by sending one message
at a time but it's a bit tedious.
*You can't browse through and see the details of the
subscribers in your list. You will have to do it by either
exporting the list to a text file and looking at it or
browsing the raw database table (in sql) itself.
*You can't select the users whom you want to send broadcast
to. All broadcasts are sent to all users. So, I had to
manually set up another mailing list to use as my test list.
*There is a single line advertisement to EGGS right at the
end of the message. You can edit the code to remove it but I
have no problems promoting such a good software.
*There's a slight bug with the unsubscribe email send out.
Apparently, it's sent as html even though I had put it as a
text message. So, I had to change some of the text. Not a
major problem as I wouldn't worry how the message look to a
*Inability to track whether the email was opened and for
clickthroughs. So, I had to depend on my weblogs to check for
*If you add a new message to your current autoresponder, it
will be sent to your entire mailing list! I learnt it the
hard way but thankfully there's no serious damage.
All in all, a pretty simple autoresponder to use once it has
been set up. At the cost (free) and the features I'm getting,
I guess I can have no complaints. However, I do hope they
can improve on some of the things that I have mentioned
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