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I'm interested in using MailChimp (<100K). What are some other alternatives I should consider?

Try Email It - www.emailit.co (very cost effective) :) 

When I look at the list of alternatives to MailChimp I find I've never heard of any of them.

Is there a reason why you wouldn't want to use MailChimp?

MailChimp is looks like it will be pretty sticky. That always makes me a bit nervous. We'll probably end up with MailChimp though. Templates are a bit overwhelming at the moment.

In a related question, has anyone used a service like FreshAddress?

If MailChimp templates are overwhelming, the only other one on that list I've heard of people using is Constant Contact. Will let you know if I hear of any advice about others.

And nope, I don't know anyone who uses FreshAddress either...

I'm guessing from the people I see using Constant Contact and MailChimp that Constant Contact's pricing or user interface is aimed at smaller lists.

Just as a follow-up, we ran some tests on MailChimp and I like it! Just note that if your lists are stale, they will hassle you. They suggested putting the list through FreshAddress - but they have a $1000 minimum.

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