The freely-available autoresponder script/service field seems to have narrowed since the last time I did a field overview survey in 2012 with ListWire (have PERSONALLY had the service and will attest to the fact that it does INDEED work), and the LeadsLeap OTO Script (mentioned previously in this thread by Inga) being the readily-referencible examples in the forefront of marketer consciousness. However, Google, being a willing accessory in the search aspect, can be accessed with the query, "free autoresponder scripts", comes to 1.6 million results and lists free web-based resources as well as downloadable freeware. The only ones from my previous list still managing to hang on were;
Emailsequence: PHP Autoresponder script for those too cheapskate for Aweber.
- As an email marketer you can contact your lists at-will with offers related to a niche
- As a site owner or admin you can remind contacts to word-of-mouth your site
- As an app owner you can enforce that limited time offer is only valid until too late!
- The possibilities really ARE endless…
You’ll need hosting with..
- A MYSQL database
- PHPMYADMIN or similar database management tool
- Cronjob access
If you don’t know what any of the above are, then probably best to go to Aweber instead. The provided link is to a direct download, since the original site seems to have been relegated to the Internet Archive.
DIY Tutorial Article: An older (but updated) article, but still pinning down the step-by-step basics required to do it yourself (and may be good for you to read anyway).
Infinite Responder: Believe a member mentioned this earlier in the thread, but I didn't see a link.
4SHARED Search: If you're willing to dig and test, there are a number of different available options.
Start using The Internet Archive also.
There's a few codes I was able to track down with the use of the Internet Archive, which I routinely use when something I'm trying to find isn't even cached in the search engine results on Google. I was able to track down another version of a PHP Autoresponder Script and saved it to the hard drive for later experimentation. Good luck to everyone, regardless of the path they end up choosing.