Allegrow vs. SMTP Email Relay Solutions

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Allegrow
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Allegrow is a platform for inbox placement optimization - this means optimizing demand generation, so more emails to prospects and customers land in the primary inbox, not spam or unfocused folders. On implementation of Allegrow, the user will be able to calculate from real-time data what percentage of outbound emails are landing in spam folders and use interactions, insights and content testing inside the platform to improve the user's sender reputation over time. This can drive improved open…N/A
SMTP Email Relay Solutions
Score 9.0 out of 10
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SMTP Email Relay Solutions is a transactional email service formerly from SharpSpring and now a J2 Global company.
$25
per month
Pricing
AllegrowSMTP Email Relay Solutions
Editions & Modules
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ESSENTIAL
$25
per month
STARTER
$80
per month
GROWTH
$300
per month
BUSINESS
$500
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AllegrowSMTP Email Relay Solutions
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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AllegrowSMTP Email Relay Solutions
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Best Alternatives
AllegrowSMTP Email Relay Solutions
Small Businesses
Twilio SendGrid
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Score 7.3 out of 10
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Score 7.5 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
Score 8.5 out of 10
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Mailchimp Transactional Email (Mandrill)
Score 7.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
Everest (Return Path + 250ok)
Score 8.5 out of 10

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User Ratings
AllegrowSMTP Email Relay Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
AllegrowSMTP Email Relay Solutions
Likelihood to Recommend
Allegrow
It's well suited for small businesses who don't have a large email list (less than 20K size), on a budget, and wants a simple solution to warm up their domain and IP. It's less appropriate if you plan on sending emails to a large list because the pricing can be a bit too expensive. As a side note, if you send more than 20K emails per month, for every 1,000 emails, you need to connect a different email address to Allegrow. Given they allow 5 accounts, this can add up very quickly which will push you into the next pricing plan.
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Ziff Davis Inc
It works great as an onsite relay to provide email sending functionality without having to pass through the firewall in order to reach the Office 365 gateway. This is particularly evident when using older programs. A lot of the older, no longer developed, programs will only allow a hard coded port to send email. Office 365 uses a non-standard SMTP port for security. This does not allow the hard coded SMTP ports to use this service. Exchange gives you the control to change those ports and securely use the standards without compromise.
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Pros
Allegrow
  • Improved deliverability
  • Improved email send rate
  • Learning and understanding spam filters
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Ziff Davis Inc
  • It allows us to send email through the secure email gateway.
  • We are able to track and scan all email communications
  • It provides a way for legacy and current applications to send out notification and mass email communications.
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Cons
Allegrow
  • Less disturbance to mail due to the amount of emails being received in the inbox
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Ziff Davis Inc
  • As with any technology on a server, we sometimes see issues with downtime related to network changes or firewall updates.
  • It can be a challenge to work with some of our older applications when the TLS feature is used.
  • I wish there was a more direct way to reliably use SMTP for mass email sends without the fear of being blacklisted.
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Support Rating
Allegrow
Allegrow's support team is second to none. After spending months back and forth via email correspondences, the pending issue was the direct fault of my email configuration SPF record. All this time spent was cause by me not them. They were kind enough to offer unrelentless support with ample details.They truly and genuinely care about each customer. Don't matter how big or small. One of their reps. is an all star as he held my hand every step of the way.All and all, I highly recommend Allegrow for warming up your domain and IP because their support wont leave you hanging like other services I used before!God bless you guys tremendously!
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Ziff Davis Inc
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Alternatives Considered
Allegrow
I havent used other Allegrow alternatives. I chose Allegrow because of their lifetime deal on AppSumo and they were the only warm up email services I knew about at the time.
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Ziff Davis Inc
Office 365 does use secure non-standard ports for SMTP connectivity causing a problem with older programs. SMTP Email Delivery from Exchange solves this problem by giving the network admin full control over ports and specific program connections. While we do use both Office 365 and the SMTP Email Delivery we find that a mix is needed in order to meet all expectations for our end users. The majority of our SMTP communications, for users, go through Office 365 while the majority of our applications and servers do go through the SMTP Email Delivery service.
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Return on Investment
Allegrow
  • Improved deliverability of emails
  • Deliverability improved by 24% on average across several email accounts
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Ziff Davis Inc
  • It's the easiest way to send mail out. No worries about complex configurations.
  • It can be finicky when used in a hybrid Office 365 environment to get the proper pathways secured and working.
  • I wish there were a better way to send out mass emails, on-site, without our domain or server IP being blacklisted.
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