Mail250 vs. MessageGears

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Mail250
Score 1.0 out of 10
N/A
Mail250 is an e-mail marketing delivery platform.
$20
per month
MessageGears
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
MessageGears is a hybrid email marketing service built around deliverability, actionable customer data, and audience segmentation and targeting.N/A
Pricing
Mail250MessageGears
Editions & Modules
Starter
$20
month
Plus
$30
month
Plus Pro
$50
month
Dedicated
$150
month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Mail250MessageGears
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Mail250MessageGears
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Mail250MessageGears
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
6.3
1 Ratings
25% below category average
MessageGears
3.3
3 Ratings
84% below category average
WYSIWYG email editor5.01 Ratings1.52 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting8.01 Ratings3.83 Ratings
List management6.01 Ratings2.13 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings3.83 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings2.23 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings2.73 Ratings
Mobile optimization00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings2.23 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
6.0
1 Ratings
25% below category average
MessageGears
1.1
3 Ratings
150% below category average
Dashboards6.01 Ratings1.13 Ratings
Standard reports6.01 Ratings1.13 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Mail250
6.5
1 Ratings
24% below category average
MessageGears
3.7
3 Ratings
76% below category average
Link Tracking5.01 Ratings2.83 Ratings
Email Previews8.01 Ratings1.12 Ratings
URL Validation00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Image Validation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Inbox Display00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Spelling and Grammar Check00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Spam Testing00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Mail250MessageGears
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.6
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Mail250MessageGears
Likelihood to Recommend
Mail250
I don't think it's well-suited for anyone. In my opinion, the low cost is not worth the extremely poor deliverability.
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MessageGears
MessageGears can be a solid, inexpensive email solution and you can be able to send millions of emails per year. In 2020, we delivered over 235 million emails at a fraction of what that would cost with any other email service provider. We worked with MessageGears on a custom solution with our database.
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Pros
Mail250
  • Affordable
  • Relatively easy to use
  • Support was fine
  • Has some attractive features like email verification
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MessageGears
  • The MessageGears Support team is very helpful.
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Cons
Mail250
  • In my experience, deliverability is terrible
  • UI feels old and limited
  • Did not follow up to refund request
  • Due to my poor overall experience, I'm very doubtful in the reliability of their features like email verification
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MessageGears
  • Multivariate testing
  • WYSIWYG email builder
  • SQL audience error report
  • Native reporting
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Usability
Mail250
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MessageGears
Our situation is unique so I believe we are working on a semi-outdated UI which needs a tune up / version upgrade. Similarly, our custom connection means that we do not have access to the full feature set so I've never experienced MessageGears' best functionality
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Support Rating
Mail250
No answers on this topic
MessageGears
MessageGears support is always quick to respond when we have an issue, which is rare. Gail has been our main rep and she has been great. We don't have many issues so luckily, we don't need to lean on their customer support team much. That said, it would be beneficial to hear from upper management more.
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Alternatives Considered
Mail250
I picked Mail250 because they seem designed for sending 1-time bulk mail for an affordable price.
Open rates for MailerLite, GetResponse,
ConvertKit, and SendPulse were all over 50%. Sender.net was extremely low at under 10%. Mail250 was around 10%, but also had an extremely high bounce rate of 10%.
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MessageGears
MessageGears doesn't come close to Salesforce Marketing Cloud. We chose MessageGears based on how data was accessed. We never really got a good preview of how the system works or what was available, so we didn't know everything that it was lacking until we started using it.
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Return on Investment
Mail250
  • Unable to use it due to poor deliverability
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MessageGears
  • Sending more email!
  • Onboarding handoff was a little rough
  • Great control on who we are sending to
  • Dynamic content is very easy!
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