SendFox Feature Updates: October 2020

Every month, we’re actively building SendFox features for our customers

In October, we released a handful of new features. Check them out below.

#1 – Email Editor improvements 📬

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The updated Email Editor.

Three major changes to the Email Editor…

  • Auto-save — one of our most requested features ever
  • Cleaned up bottom toolbar
  • Added “personalization” tag icon to the top editor toolbar
  • Subject line grader (to grade your email for deliverability)

These changes make it easier than ever to send emails your audience will love.

Create a new email and check out the editor improvements.

#2 – Subscriber Referral Improvements 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

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The new Subscriber Referrals dashboard.

Subscriber Referrals are one of the best ways to grow your list email list.

By helping your audience refer more subscribers for prizes, your subscribers become salespeople for your brand.

To make Subscriber Referrals more effective, we…

  • Added auto-notification emails to subscribers and senders when a prize has been achieved
  • Added optional redemption URL to allow auto-redemption of prizes
  • Made the Subscriber Referrals Editor more beautiful and simple

Edit your Subscriber Referrals Campaign today.

#3 – Advanced search cleanup 🧹

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The advanced search updates.

Advanced search helps you segment your subscribers — and we just made it 2x better.

We added a ton of new search parameters, “all” or “any” options, and more.

Used advanced search to send your new email.

Plus, a lot of other light fixes and tweaks:

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SendFox Feature Updates: September 2020

Another month full of SendFox updates for you.

#1 – Improved Smart Pages 🖼

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To make your Smart Page even more effective — and help you grow your audience automatically — we made two big changes:

  1. Beautiful, default images to make your page pop
  2. Improved default font on your “read more” page so it’s easier to read

Watch our video tutorial to learn how to create your own smart page:

#2 – Easy way to create a list in Email Editor 📝

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If you’re sending a new email, we made it easier for you to create a list from the same view.

Now, instead of having to back out of the Email Editor and create a list separately… you can create your list from the Email Editor directly.

#3 – Improved confirmation page 🤓

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We want to make every part of SendFox polished — even less-common places like the subscription confirmation page.

We optimized the look and feel of confirmation pages, including randomly displaying related Smart Pages of customers like you for subscribers to join.

Don’t want to display the contact confirmation page? You can disable double opt-in (plus, get more bonus features) by joining the Empire Add-On.

Plus, a few more noteworthy improvements:

  • Onboarding flow improvements to help you get to success FASTER
  • Auto-notification cleanup — so you get more helpful alerts at better times
  • Increased character limit to leave longer notes on your contacts
  • Replaced “IP Address” column on your Contacts page with “Source”

We’re always excited to keep building SendFox for you.

Feature Updates: August 2020

Every month, we’re working hard to make SendFox better for our customers, so here’s a list of our August feature updates. These features are included in our customers’ plans at no extra cost.

#1 – Improved Smart Page promotion 💫

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Promote your Smart Page, like Chief Sumo Noah.

Sharing your beautiful Smart Page (aka landing page) is now easier than ever.

Click the “Promote” button on your “Smart Pages” view to see new ways to promote and get more subscribers to your list.

Click here to promote your Smart Page.

#2 – reCAPTCHA on all Smart Pages and forms 🐛

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Setting up reCAPTCHA on a form.

reCAPTCHA uses technology by Google to stop bot signups. It’s automatically enabled on your Smart Pages, and any new forms you create.

To enable reCAPTCHA on your already-existing forms, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the Forms area of your account
  2. Click the drop-down to edit your Form
  3. Click the checkbox “Enable Invisible reCAPTCHA” to enable reCAPTCA
  4. Input any domains where your form will be embedded
  5. Click save, copy your new form code, replace your old form code… done!

Stop the bots on your forms with reCAPTCHA.

#3 – More tutorials on our YouTube channel 👨‍💻

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A peek at the SendFox YouTube channel tutorials.

We have a comprehensive FAQ on our site — but sometimes seeing is believing.

Last month, we created a YouTube channel. And in August, we added a few tutorials with step-by-step tips, strategies, and advice on how to get the most out of your SendFox account.

Click here to check out the YouTube channel, and stay tuned for more SendFox feature updates!

More smaller updates to make SendFox better:

  • Automatically-created automation for new customers
  • Improved, cleaner logos for all plans
  • Bonus contact increase for referring friends to join SendFox
  • Sign-up improvements so new customers get to success faster
  • Decimals brought back for unsubscribe and bounce rate (so you get better stats insights)

Also, check out here what we did last month!

Feature Updates: July 2020

Check out the new feature updates we’ve added in July to SendFox.

#1 Improved Smart Campaigns 📱

Smart Campaigns

Smart Campaigns take your best content and puts it into a single, digestible email.

Recently, we made Smart Campaigns even better.

More optimized text truncation. Better text output. Highlighting content item titles… all nerdy ways of saying your emails will look nice — and get nicer results, too.

Check out our tutorial below on how to create a Smart Campaign:

#2 “Send Now” functionality ⏰

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One of our most requested features, well, ever.

We added the option to send an email immediately. So now you can choose to send an email right away, or schedule it for another time.

Pro Tip: How to Create an Email Newsletter People Want to Read!

Watch our tutorial on how to create and send emails in SendFox:

#3 Gmail auto-import 📧

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Auto-import your contacts from Google. Keep your family, friends, and acquaintances updated on your latest content with the one-click import.

Click here to add your Google contacts into SendFox.

#4 Auto-schedule Smart Campaigns 🚀

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Auto-send your Smart Campaigns weekly:

  • Go to your Smart Campaign settings.
  • Pick the auto-schedule day and time — plus the list — you want to email automatically.
  • Done and done.

Auto-Smart Campaigns to send even when you sleep.

Click here to auto-schedule your Smart Campaigns.

#5 New homepage ✨

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Our mission is to help YouTubers, podcasters, and bloggers grow their audience.

So, we re-built our homepage to talk about our unique features. And how some of the world’s best content creators are currently using SendFox.

Check out the new homepage (you must be logged out).

#6 Test email improvements 🤓

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Two awesome updates for test emails:

  1. All test emails now have “[Test]” pre-pended to the subject line. So you no longer have the mini-panic: “oh $%&*, did I accidentally send that to everyone?!’
  2. Tests are no longer included in your email stats.

Click here to send a test email to yourself.

More notable improvements & updates:

Stay tuned for next month’s SendFox Feature Updates!

SendFox Feature Updates: June 2020

In June, we released a lot of new features and updates.

#1 – Cleaner Smart Pages 🎉

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A new Smart Page, from Chief Sumo Noah’s account.
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The new subscribe with Google and Facebook buttons make it easy for people to join your list.

Smart Pages showcase your best content.

Redesigned from the ground up in June, Smart Pages now shows your content — emails, YouTube videos, blog posts, podcasts, and Tweets — more beautifully than ever.

We also added subscribe via Facebook and Google to help you get more subscribers fast.

Also, check out our great guide on how to build the BEST converting landing pages with SendFox.

#2 – Better Smart Campaigns 🚀

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An auto-created Smart Campaign. It took a YouTube channel, and it made this email in one click!

Smart Campaigns turn your best content into an email.

No more procrastinating because you’re not sure what to write. Just one click, and your email is auto-created.

In June, we made auto-generation better. And, you can now generate Smart Campaigns manually by clicking the circle icon on your Email Dashboard.

Generating Smart Campaigns manually

Watch our video tutorial for instructions on how to create your own smart campaign:

#3 – Subscriber Referral improvements 🎆

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The improved Subscriber Referrals footer, using Chief Sumo Noah’s emails as an example.
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An example Referral Hub leaderboard.

Turn your existing subscribers into salespeople. With Subscriber Referrals, your current readers can refer more readers to your newsletter — and get prizes when they do.

We cleaned up the Subscriber Referrals footer design in emails to make it more effective. And, we added a leaderboard to your Referral Hub.

Click here to set up your Subscriber Referrals.

#4 – Email Editor improvements ⚡️

The Email Editor now has a sticky header and footer bar to make it easier when drafting emails.

And, we made adjustments to the time selector. Scheduling emails is now easier.

Click here to draft your next email.

Plus, we worked hard on some smaller updates and fixes:

  • New banners to clarify if you’re warming up, optimized, or have free plan restrictions
  • Ability to edit double opt-in confirmation emails
  • Cleaned up FAQ so you can get answers to your questions quicker

SendFox Feature Updates: May 2020

Tons of great feature updates for our customers inside of SendFox this month.

#1 – Smart Pages 🌎

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Noah’s Smart Page — he highlights his videos, podcast, newsletters, blog, and social.
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Noah’s Smart Page “Social” tab, showing Twitter.

Keep all your best content in one place with our new Smart Pages.

These pages are the evolution of Landing Pages — but with some HUGE new features:

  1. Show off your YouTube videos, newsletters, blog posts, podcasts, and Tweets in one place.
  2. Make it easy for your subscribers to not miss anything you create.

These new Smart Pages are your central hub for all your content. Share it with everyone.

To set up your Smart Page content hub, just add your feeds to any existing or new Smart Page. Then, click “Enable Feed”. Voilà! All your best content will be shown on your Smart Page.

#2 – Smart Campaigns 🤓

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The Smart Campaign view, accessible from your dashboard.
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An example of a Smart Campaign, automatically pulling one of Noah’s YouTube videos.

With this month’s Smart Page update, you’re showing off your best content…

What about making it easier to send an email with your best content?

Smart Campaigns make this possible:

  1. Weekly Newsletter. Automatically-drafted email with your best content every Sunday — including your YouTube videos, blog posts, podcast episodes, and social media posts.
  2. Content Updates. Automatically-drafted email with your new content (aka auto-RSS).

#3 – Improved Subscriber Referrals 📩

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An example “Referral Hub” page for Noah’s list.
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The improved Subscriber Referral footer available in emails, using Noah’s list as an example.

Last month, we introduced you to our Subscriber Referrals feature. This feature allowed you to give prizes to subscribers who refer more subscribers to your list.

This month, we made Subscriber Referrals better than EVER:

  • Improved Subscriber Referrals Editor so it’s easier for you to set up.
  • “Referral Hub” for subscribers to see how many referrals they have, easily share your newsletter with your friends, check out prizes, and more.
  • Cleaned-up Subscriber Referrals Footer to make your emails look more polished.
  • Read more about the Referral Program HERE.

Other notable updates:

  • The title of the email always matches the subject line (even on clone).
  • HTML editor added to Automation emails for Empire Add-On customers.
  • Automation emails not sent until after a subscriber confirms (when double opt-in is enabled).
  • Branding completely disabled on all Smart Pages for Empire Add-On customers.
  • When a customer is Optimized, the reason for the Optimization is shown in the tooltips.
  • HTTP and www stripped out of domain validation to make validating your domain easier.

SendFox Feature Updates April 2020

Check out the latest bunch of awesome SendFox feature updates added to our platform last month:

#1 – Weekly Template 🚀

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Setting up your weekly template email with your content is easy.
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The weekly template email in your editor.

The world’s best content creators are using a weekly template to send their emails — Tim Ferriss, Taylor Pearson, and our own Chief Sumo Noah.

Now, EVERY SendFox customer can easily send weekly template emails for epic results.

Just use the “Templates” button at the bottom of your email creator.

#2 – Subscriber referrals ‍‍👦🏻👧🏻👦🏻

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Subscriber referrals at the bottom of your email.
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Subscribers with referrals in your Contacts view.

Our friends at Morning Brew grew their email list to 2+ million… and a big reason why is subscriber referrals.

For every new subscriber that an existing subscriber refers, the existing subscriber can earn prizes.

You can now automatically set up subscriber referrals in your SendFox account.

Here’s how:

  1. Go to “Subscriber Referrals” in your settings.
  2. Update the copy, and maybe add an image of the prize levels (check out inspiration from Morning Brew). Make sure to check the box to show on your emails.
  3. Track your subscriber referrals in Contacts by clicking “View subscribers with referrals only” in the drop-down.

#3 – Email Editor Improvements 📩

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Image resizer inside of the email editor.
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Mobile and desktop preview for your email.

We added three big features to the Email Editor:

  • Preview button to see your emails in mobile and desktop.
  • Image resizer.
  • CTA button creator.

#4 – Landing page improvements 📃

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Email tags on your email.

To give you advanced control, you can add or remove tags from your emails.

By default, your Email Blog will display emails sent to your same list that’s tied to your Email Blog.

But with tagging, you can remove the tag on certain emails to hide them from your Email Blog.

Or, you can add the tag on special emails that you want everyone to see on your Email Blog.

#5 – More integrations 🔌

We added InfluenceKit integration this month. We’re now up to 13 total integrations.

Check out the most popular SendFox integrations.

Other notable updates:

  • UTM parameters auto-attached to all your emails to track in Google Analytics.
  • Social handles parsed in your social footers so they never 404.
  • Double opt-in “from” name and email address match your account settings.

Check out the SendFox blog for email marketing tips, SendFox feature updates, customer reviews and more.

What Makes Sendfox Different?

SendFox is here to revolutionize the email marketing industry by offering an affordable and powerful email marketing tool. 

Designed for content creators, SendFox has unique features that make it easier and better to communicate and grow your audience.

Find out what makes SendFox different — and why more than 15,000 people are using our tool.

Landing Pages That Convert! 🔥

With tons of data points collected from our thousands of customers, we’ve noticed the best landing pages are 3 things:

  1. Visually appealing 
  2. Quick for contacts to sign-up
  3. Easy to promote and share

It’s simple and straightforward to create a custom and branded landing pages in SendFox. We create one for you automatically when you sign up.

Here’s a landing page from Jenny Hill:

Jenny Hill's landing page

This landing page is AWESOME because:

  1. The design is clean and on brand. 
  2. It’s easy for anyone to sign-up.
  3. Her URL is sendfox.com/jenny, so it’s easy to share on social media and any other platform.
  4. Looks great on mobile too:
Landing page on mobile device

Besides making it easy for you to create a landing page in less than 5 minutes, we help you promote it.

After you create your landing page, we have a “promotion” page that has the easiest and most effective actions you can take to grow your mailing list.

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Psst the above is based on marketing experts advice

And in SendFox, your emails don’t get lost anymore — you can now publish them on your landing page as a blog.

Showcasing your most popular emails as a blog will attract more people to your mailing list. Subscribers can also comment and easily share your emails on social media.

Showcasing your most popular emails
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Providing the Best Deliverability 🏆

Email marketing ONLY matters if your emails arrive in the inbox.

Here’s what we do to make sure that happens:

  • Use SendGrid, a world-class platform, to send our customer’s emails from SendFox.
  • Check our IP reputations DAILY to ensure the quality deliverability.
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SendFox’s IP reputation in mid-April.
  • An automatic optimization process to help customers with poor emails stats improve their sender reputation — so their emails arrive into the inbox more often.
  • A spam filter that checks emails for spam triggers before sending.

Active-Only Sending Feature ✉️

Your sender reputation and deliverability matter if you want your emails to land in the inbox. We’ve not only got deliverability covered for you but also your sender reputation.

To get a great sender reputation you need a good open rate.

To help, we have a feature that gives our customers the option to send emails only to their active subscribers. We do this ourselves to follow best practices and get better open and click rates.

What makes SendFox different - Active-Only Sending
When you click on this checkbox you are sending to your new and active contacts. 

SendFox makes it easy for you to improve your open rate and send to your MOST engaged contacts.

Create an Automation in Less Than 10 Seconds 🚀

We make it easy for customers to start automations.

On average, 40% of SendFox customers create automation within 24 hours of setting up their account. 

If you don’t know where to start with automations – don’t worry! 

We have customizable templates for you. All you need to do is use our Automation Assistant. It takes less than 10 seconds! Check it out below:

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Besides email sequences, you can use our tagging feature to segment your contacts based on their actions within the automation.

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OKDork’s automation sequence uses the tagging feature to segment subscribers interested in the podcast.
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You can remove contacts from an automation by checking the box “Remove contact from this automation”.

A Team Dedicated to Improving Sendfox 👨‍💻👩‍💻

The agile SendFox team has been working hard since day #1 to build the BEST email marketing tool for content creators. 

Since launching the tool in 2019, we’ve consistently added around 7-10 features per month and there’s many more to come! 

Our goal is to revolutionize the email marketing industry and we hope you will join us for the ride! 

See how our customers grew their businesses using SendFox!

Sign-up to SendFox now 👈

SendFox — Free MailChimp Alternative for Content Creators

SendFox - the most affordable email marketing tool

You know email marketing works, but those high monthly costs from Mailchimp, AWeber, and ConvertKit are painful. You can save hundreds or THOUSANDS of dollars per year on SendFox, a free MailChimp alternative.

SendFox helps you create, schedule, and automate customized emails without breaking the bank.

How SendFox Compares to Other Email Marketing Tools:

SendFoxMailChimpAWeberConvertKit
Price for 3,000 contactsFree


Cost after 12 months = $0
$49.99 per month.

Cost after 12 months = $599.88
$46.15 per month.

Cost after 12 months = $193.80
$49 per month.

Cost after 12 months = $588
Price for 5,000 contactsA one-time cost of $49

Cost after 12 months = $49
$49.99 per month.

Cost after 12 months = $599.88
$49 per month.

Cost after 12 months = $588
$79 per month.

Cost after 12 months = $948
Price for 10,000 contactsA one-time cost of $99

Cost after 12 months = $99
$74.99 per month.

Cost after 12 months = $899.88
$66.15 per month.

Cost after 12 months = $793.80
$119 per month.

Cost after 12 months = $1,428
Landing Pages
Spam testing

Automations
Domain validation
GDPR compliant✅ 
Ideal forContent creators and small businesses.Small to large-sized businesses and Fortune 500s in a variety of industries.Small businesses and email marketing beginners.Online “creators”.
IntegrationsZapier, Sumo, KingSumo, Integromat, WordPress plugin, and moreIntegrations with many eCommerce and social media platforms. Zapier, WordPress, and more.Zapier, e-commerce and customer payment, course sites, and more. 

SendFox Features — Get More Results With Less Work:

  • Import and store your contacts’ information
  • Automations with subscriber segmentation
  • Landing pages that showcase your content from social media, blog, newsletters, and more
  • Email campaigns and weekly newsletters automatically created from RSS feeds
  • Email and contact analytics
  • GDPR compliant features (double opt-in, GDPR consent for forms and landing pages)
  • Built-in referral feature
  • Integrations with third-party tools including Sumo, KingSumo, WordPress plugin, and more
  • Zapier and Integromat Apps
  • Email support, video tutorials, FAQ, and SendFox Facebook community 
  • And much more…

Smart Pages (aka Landing Pages)

You can create unlimited smart pages using SendFox

SendFox’s smart pages are different because you can showcase not only your past newsletters but also content from your social media accounts, blogs, podcast, YouTube channel, and more — helping viewers get a sneak peek of your content.

Smart page by Chief Sumo, Noah Kagan.
Free MailChimp alternative
You can showcase the best content on your Smart page.

Learn how you can create your FREE smart page in this video tutorial.

Smart Campaigns

We want to make email marketing easier so that’s why we created smart campaigns.

Smart campaigns take your best content and puts it into a single, digestible email. Just one click and your email is automatically created.

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Email created using smart campaigns.

Automations

A key feature of SendFox is automation. This feature helps you automatically send a series of emails when contacts are added to a mailing list.

Automations are great for creating a welcome email series that can help push your subscribers to your social media channels and best content.

In SendFox automations, you can choose the delay times of your emails, move contacts into different lists, and remove subscribers from an automation.

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Check out how automations look like in SendFox

SendFox makes it easy for its customers to create and schedule automated emails. Find out more about automations here.

Built-in Referral System

Using SendFox, you can build your OWN referral program just like the Morning Brew in less than 10 minutes.

A referral program is one of the best ways to grow your mailing list by rewarding your subscribers for sharing your newsletter.

Once, you’ve set it up, you’ll have a footer automatically added to your emails where your subscribers can easily share your newsletters to gain referral points.

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Referral blurb added to the footer of your SendFox emails.

When yous subscribers click on the footer, they will also be redirected to a referral hub where they can keep track on their progress and referrals

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Example referral hub.
Leaderboard
The SendFox referral hub also includes a leaderboard.

Mailing Lists

It’s super easy to upload your existing list of contacts to SendFox. You can either upload a .CSV file, import your contacts from Google or use our MailChimp auto-import tool.

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Importing CSV

You can create an unlimited number of lists within SendFox and view each list’s analytics on the list tab.

Lists - free mailchimp alternative
Lists View

Active-Only Sending

SendFox makes it super easy for you to send to your best and most active contacts. All you need to do is check the box in your email editor that says “Send to active subscribers only”.

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SendFox email editor.

This is an email marketing best practice that will help you improve your email stats and protect your sender reputation.

SendFox: The BEST Affordable Email Marketing Tool

Email marketing works and it’s one of the best ways to communicate with your customers.

Your costly email marketing tool works but it’s not worth the price.

Save on those monthly bills and get the best free MailChimp alternative here or if your’e still not convinced, check out this great SendFox review from our friends at wittysparks.com!