Mad Mimi Rules Us Out

Last Update: April 11, 2016

I liked Mad Mimi, its friendly interface (bit girly but fun), ease of use, and the support staff are friendly and efficient... I don't have many subscribers, simpler & cheaper than AWeber, thought it was great. But they've asked me a lot of questions such as what my website was about, and rejected my autoresponder function in the end.

Like Mail Chimp, Mad Mimi's terms & conditions also prohibit affiliate marketing. I'm going back to AWeber...

Mad Mimi didn't cancel my account, so you could still use it to send out newsletters manually (free up to 200 leads), but then that would be wrong as it's against the T&C. So I've just cancelled it completely now.

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Lev Premium
Same here! they cancelled my account after asking me where I got my emails from. I tried to send out an email to my list regarding the Black Friday sale opportunity and also included a helpful video lesson. I told them that these people signed up to my list to receive information like this. To no avail. They think anything to do with internet marketing is spammy. Luckily I exported my list prior.

So now I am looking for a new service, any suggestions? Would this type of email be permitted in Aweber? Has anyone successfully sent emails with affiliate links promoting a products/services of some sort to their list using an autoresponder?
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RayAleksandr Premium
Hi Lev,

Sorry to hear about your experience! This post was written a while back then. Mad Mimi turns out to be so rigid in that area, prohibiting all the affiliate links...

Everyone here says MailerLite is free and good.

Mailchimp actually allows affiliate links. What they don't allow is "affiliate marketing" the term which means in this case to shout out "get rich quick" to recruit people, typically MLM. But they do allow niche marketing and place affiliate links in your emails to share good information with your subscribers... Free up to 500 subscribers?

GetResponse allows any affiliate marketing and a few dollars cheaper than AWeber per month.

I'm with AWeber because (a) it allows any affiliate marketing, (b) I have a lot bigger list of subscribers now (c) there's a rumour that GetResponse's emails are more likely to land in the recipients' junk mail folder...just a rumour, not proven or whatsoever!

So MailerLite seems to be good, I've seen quite a few members saying it (allows affiliate links as well as autoresponder)

I hope this helps! :-)
Ray
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KatieMac Premium
least aweber has not excluded the affiliate eh...
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RayAleksandr Premium
I hope they won't start to exclude though in the future...!
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KatieMac Premium
me to,, every time I see your heading mad mimi think of my grand daughter we call her that lol have a good weekend
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RayAleksandr Premium
LOL!!! Thanks Katie, you too have a great weekend!
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Sui_generis Premium
I know a lot of people use Aweber,
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RayAleksandr Premium
Hi Debbi, I like Aweber too with its great design.
I've closed the account but the great thing about Aweber is that it lets you save & keep your files just in case you come back & re-open, which I did. I'll try reopening my account in the next few days.
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Sheila50 Premium
Hey Ray,
I have decided to stick with AWeber even though their is a fee monthly.
I just can not learn anything new anymore! LOL
Sheila
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RayAleksandr Premium
I know how you feel Sheila, at least you know how to use AWeber, that's great though!
Ray
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Sheila50 Premium
Actually, still learning! They do send you videos to learn how to use the system.
Thanks
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Martstervt Premium
Hi Ray,
I just signed up for Mad Mimi. I didn't run into that but I will check on it. I have not activated but have the plug in installed and joined the program. I think they only go free for the first 100.
I don't understand why they would be into list building but not affiliate marketing hmmmm? Thanks for sharing,

Marty
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RayAleksandr Premium
Hi Marty! I was just going to tell you actually!

This is what they said;

"If you have a look at our terms of service, you can see we're not able to send 'make money online' or affiliate content. We definitely don't think you're a malicious spammer, in any way, but we're held to strict standards by ISPs and spam organizations as to our customers' opt-in methods and content. In order to provide excellent delivery, we adhere to their rules.

The reason we don't send affiliate content is that often the links and addresses associated with affiliate programs aren't very healthy. There's risk to server reputations in including the links in emails and the possibility that emails will get sent to non-opt-in contacts.

I hope these details help. I do wish we could send for you, but I'm sorry."

Ah, free up to 100, not 200 then. Thank you.
https://madmimi.com/legal/terms
When you see the list of items that they prohibit...what else is left? Can I sell carrots and bread....

Thanks Marty,
Ray
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Martstervt Premium
It looks as if MadMimi is good for building a list as long as you are not sending affiliate links and products by email. I wonder if that would include free Ebooks or gifts to help you build a list. I read the legal terms but may not have caught everything. I think I will correspond with them. It would be limiting to not be able to share a link with my website. I could forgo sending affiliate links.
Wow! You try to do a good thing and you get red flagged!!! Thanks again for putting this out.

Marty
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RayAleksandr Premium
Yes that's a good idea to send an email to the support, they came back within minutes (12-13 hours ago from now), about 5 email communications, every time from different person.
Thanks again Marty,
Ray
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Martstervt Premium
On another project now but will check on it before I delete or activate.
Good topic.

Marty
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JudeP Premium
Thanks for sharing :)
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LizPB Premium
Thanks for the info. I think Aweber would be the way to go.
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RayAleksandr Premium
Thanks Liz, yes I think the design of Aweber looks far more professional (but pricier...), so it looks like it's the best one!
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LizPB Premium
Any other suggestions? I haven't looking into these things yet.
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RayAleksandr Premium
MailChimp had a good design and fairly easy to use, but they no longer allow affiliates, so it's out of the window now. A lot of WA members seem to go for AWeber, I like it too. Great design. It's a little hard to get used to in the beginning.

Some suggest that GetResponse is good as well, but I haven't tried it, and I've read somewhere that the design is not as good as Aweber...
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LizPB Premium
Ya. I hear about a lot more people using and trusting Aweber. Thanks again!
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