I decided to review Mailshake due the vast popularity of this platform. After setting up my brand-new Gmail it took only a couple of seconds to link it with Mailshake. Later I set up a campaign which was easy to do as it was dividing into 6 mini steps that caused me no issues at all. However, during the 2nd step I was halted with the limit of 5000 emails, this could be a setback for some of you having a list bigger than 5000, but Mailshake makes it easy to rectify this as all I had to do was duplicate the campaign and plug in the remaining contacts.
Whilst sending you are able to choose the intervals between the sending, I had set mine to send 2 email every 8 minutes, between 7am and 5pm. The purpose of this was to have a more human-like setting. Sadly this did not work as Google blocked my sending for 24 hours and I was forced to modify the schedule but this did not solve it. The issue was I was sending from a fresh Gmail and normally it is recommended that you go step by step incrementally increasing the amount of emails and not shoot hundreds in a go with a fresh Gmail.
Some of the Advantages I found of using Mailshake:
• Very good at sequences and effective reporting of open rates, click rates, and ‘did not open emails’ count.
• The Mail merge works smoothly. You can easily enter in any number of custom mail merge tags based on the CSV columns and then map them accordingly.
• Simple view analytics and easy to use exports of data for advanced excel work and monitoring performance.
Some of the disadvantages of Mailshake I came across include:
• Higher pricing compared to tools like Vocus.io
• I could not find many cons when it comes to Mailshake , they provide what they claim flawlessly!
• Poor support response time.
I used the $49 Monthly ‘Pro’ version.
For more info on updated pricing plans visit: https://mailshake.com/pricing/
Confused of what tool to go with? You can check out my comparison article where I do a side by side review of Mailshake Vs SalesHandy Vs Vocus.io