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Cleaning up printer configs for scan to email is where SMTP2GO is very popular, however many DVR/NVR systems have a notification function built in that is often not leveraged. We have found that creating SMTP2GO accounts for these devices helps with management headaches by having these often gray market devices send out notifications easily, without having to hand over credentials to a gmail or office 365 account
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Vero tends to play nice with companies that have their websites as the primary source of truth. This allows them to send as many events as they need and develop more complex workflows that introduce conditionality into Vero emails. However, for those that rely more on Salesforce, it might have more limited applications. The product is fairly easy to use, so it's easy for multiple people on the team to pick it up and do what they need for their respective groups. On the other hand, creating email templates will require some knowledge of HTML/CSS, unless those are copied from another source. That would require another product of course that provides more robust layout editing features and templates.
Read full review Pros Bulk email sending in the thousands of emails per day Email with large attachments going to a large number of users Email logging for audit/tracking purposes Handling large numbers of sending domains Team admin access for IT to manage settings and view logs Read full review Email template editor allowed our developers to design emails to looks like beautiful marketing emails or basic personal emails. The Vero API allowed our developers to connect triggers and events from our visitors to kick start campaigns. Campaign flows were fairly easy to create and define. Read full review Cons More fine-grained sub-account via custom SMTP head fields NDR and Spam reports/exports would allow better integration back to our system Ability to handle DKIM/DMARC reports so we can further analyze (without handling our own system/servers) Read full review While Vero offers some WYSIWYG editing, it's on the limited side, as it mostly allows you to edit copy, but not necessarily the layout. The UI/UX has improved dramatically over the course of the last few years, but it can still lag from time to time and experience sluggishness. While reliability is really good, it does have lapses from time to time that will introduce delays into emails being sent out. Once or twice, the system went completely down for a period of time. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Reliability in email delivery is what counts the most. SMTP2GO is undeniably a winner in this category. The price is reasonable, therefore the RoI is excellent.
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While reporting could use some tweaks overall it is a very good product that works reliably and is simple to set up and maintain.
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When I first contacted SMTP2GO while searching for a solution, they were extremely helpful and attentive. I think it only took two email messages to answer all my questions and make a decision. I don't think I've ever needed any support to implement and operate the several solutions I currently use with the SMTP2GO service. It just works intuitively and flawlessly.
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It has been so long since I did my comparison with other products that no comparison would be valid today. It has worked so well at a price point that is so acceptable that I don't feel an urge to do the evaluation again.
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Vero's price tag is far more attractive but for what you will find to be clear and obvious reasons. Vero has no CRM unlike
. Vero also has limited tracking unlike the seemingly endless possibilities offered from
which as we all know comes with at a significant cost, often not feasible by a small startup company.
Read full review Return on Investment Allowed us to use the same SMTP information across the board for all customers instead of having them split between several accounts. More cost efficient than paying for several different email accounts. Created an additional layer of great customer service for us since SMTP information is able to be preprogrammed into the equipment before ever leaving our facility. Read full review The overall costs of using Vero have been much lower than using two comparable products that handle transactional emails and newsletters, respectively. MailChimp has relatively recently integrated their Mandrill product for transactional emails, so that's worth looking at as well. Using a single product for many things lowers the learning curve, as team members only have to learn one product well, rather than several. While infrequent, Vero's outages have impacted our operations at times. If absolute reliability is crucial to your business, then you may have to find a larger provider with a more robust infrastructure. As mentioned, though, it hasn't been a big problem for us. Read full review ScreenShots Vero Workflows Screenshots