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Sales engagement platform for email, phone & social outreach

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Mailshake Reviews

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Pros

Having used other software for cold-emailing that was cumbersome, MailShake is a breeze. It is extremely important, however, to note that the onboarding/customer service is outstanding as well.

Engin A.

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There are helpful blog posts and other resources with great suggestions for making outbound sales emails successful.

Joe G.

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The application was easy to use for someone who is not a professional marketer. Overall a great application with good reports, and a great support team.

Marcus M.

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Cons

Using this tool too many times had caused my email to be flagged for spam. What's worse, is it flagged my domain, and impacted many levels of the business.

Anonymous Reviewer

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When it came time to send my first campaign the set up was too confusing. I accidentally mailed a whole big list a blank email because I pushed 1 wrong button.

Joe G.

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I didn't use the tool for at least two months and asked if it would be possible to refund me the money they recently charged for this month January which wasn't possible.

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A fantastic tool with great support!

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

I love the simplicity and the focus on just the things that I need. There are other programs out there but they can be cumbersome and hard to learn. Mailshake is really easy. The biggest thing is their support.The customer service rep has been really helpful in getting my campaigns going and now I feel way more knowledgeable about email marketing because of her. You will definitely get way more value than what you are paying.

Cons

Initially I was a little confused but the support team put me right on track. So really the program does what advertises and more!

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Great product & great customer support

Reviewed 10 months ago

Outstanding. It's easy to use and honestly the customer service team goes above and beyond for you.

Pros

It's just simple to use. Having used other software for cold-emailing that was cumbersome, MailShake is a breeze. It is extremely important, however, to note that the onboarding/customer service is outstanding as well.

Cons

It's expensive if you have a medium or large team - so I'm worried about scaling costs.

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Lame customer support

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

It can help you to automate email campaigns to a certain extent, it does sending faster than if you would do it manually, it keeps track of follow ups.

Cons

Customer support does not respond to your queries, not even after a month, if email replies 'out of office' is in another language besides English, it counts the email as a valid reply, if you schedule initial campaign on the specific date, it does not send it entirely on that day yet breaks it into several batches thus disrupt you next follow ups (instead of after 3 days, you end up with a follow up sent the following day) etc.

Vendor response

I'm really sorry you had such a bad experience with our customer support team. I spoke with our team to get to the bottom of the problem and it looked like our support software was marking your emails as spam and so we missed your communication entirely. There's no excuse for bad customer service but we have addressed this so it doesn't happen for anyone else. Thanks, Sujan Patel Co-founder

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Great tool for outreach email campaigns

Reviewed 3 months ago

My overall experience with Mailshake has been great, I use it on a monthly basis to run outreach email campaigns. I recommend it to partnerships and business development teams that are looking to scale their outreach.

Pros

Mailshake is a great tool to use for outreach email campaigns. It's very easy to set up and deploy campaigns. Also, it's very affordable and provides good amount of customization. Finally, the user experience is very intuitive and gives you valuable tips and step-by-step guidance.

Cons

The analytics is not the greatest. Even though you can see the main stats per campaign, I wish they had more advanced functionalities to compare the campaigns' performance and quickly identify bottlenecks and gain opportunities.

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It's the support and education of Mailshake that makes it

Reviewed 9 months ago

Overall really happy to have joined Mailshake

Pros

The Mailshake team have been great in providing lots of support to give my email campaigns as great of a chance as possible.

Cons

There wasn't anything that I dislike about Mailshake currently.

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Ease of use, and great application!

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

The application was easy to use for someone who is not a professional marketer. Overall a great application with good reports, and a great support team.

Cons

There were no cons, based on my limited experiences.

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Perfect Tool For Email Outreach

Reviewed 3 years ago

It's the perfect cold email outreach program that is really easy to setup and offers better deliverability than using traditional email marketing software.

Pros

Mailshake is my go to tool for doing cold email outreach. It's very easy to setup and use and allows multi-step followup sequences for your email campaigns. They also have an email scrubbing tool you can run your lists through to ensure that you do not get a high bounce rate and hurt your email sending repuation. It doesn't have some of the bells and whistles that some similar tools offer but it's easy to use and works perfectly every time.

Cons

You are limited to Gmail and Gsuite email accounts at the moment, would be great to expand to other popular email platforms.

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Simple, affordable, highly effective email marketing software

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

I love that I can easily duplicate and send emails to large lists without overcomplicating things, and also send using Gmail aliases. Mailshake allows me to personalize emails for myself and other individuals on my team, and track responses, with simple rules to avoid a spammy feeling. Our open rates are through the roof, and emails are sent successfully. I also really appreciate the alerts when I am sending to new lists, to avoid sending to people who may already be in another email drip or have previously unsubscribed or converted.

Cons

I honestly can't think of anything. I wish all software worked this well and as easily.

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Solid product that does exactly what is advertised!

Reviewed 10 months ago

Positive. Their team is very helpful and we find the product accomplishes what we need with minimal fluff, but extra features that make it a really solid option.

Pros

Very simple to use and the functionality is basic but comprehensive. It isn't overwhelming but accomplishes what we need.

Cons

Could be a more robust integration with SalesForce.

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Smart Email Marketing

Reviewed 8 months ago

Very happy. Because it sends 1 email at a time every couple of minutes, we can send out a fair amount of emails on a daily basis from the get go - and our deliverability is very good.

Pros

I like the fact that it sends emails 1 at a time from your email account. These keeps our deliverability high. We've used this in conjunction with direct mail and seen great results. Setup is pretty simple and the team will help walk you through it when (or if) required.

Cons

The video training needs to be updated to match the current platform. IT was a little frustrating to watch videos that didn't match up. But I was able to get a live demo and get the help I needed.

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Exceeded My Expectations By Far!

Reviewed 2 years ago

The MailShake team was responsive to all of my questions. There were a couple of glitches with me thinking that a support session had been reserved and it didn't actually get onto the MailShake calendar. The e-mail support was timely, but sometimes I wished I could simply call a help-line or log into a live chat immediately to get a simple question answered a bit more quickly compared to e-mails or setting up a video conferencing session that are sometimes not available for a few days from when you log in for help. I was glad to find out today that live support is offered at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Wish I had seen that feature on the Home Page sooner.

Pros

Cold-prospecting e-mailing is a complicated undertaking, but the MailShake team made it very understandable even for a beginner. By following their recommendations of taking out logos on the "first touch" e-mail, we were able to achieve a 72.5% open rate. Among the people who opened the e-mail, 10.8% completed the survey in a hyperlink we had in the e-mail text. Research I have done before said that we would be lucky if only 10% even OPENED the e-mail (again, we achieved a 72.5% open rate). The MailShake cleaning function was also a great feature of the software. We did lose a lot of our initial list of potential e-mail addresses, but by using the cleaning option, we achieved only a 2.5% bounce rate.

Cons

For a beginner, some of the features of the software are not completely intuitive. I did require direct MailShake support instead of just watching video tutorials to make sure I was doing everything correctly...and their video conferencing coaching was right on target. I would have goofed up right out of the shoot by including logos in the "first-touch" e-mail text since logos make the e-mail go out in a protected view in which the recipient would have to click twice just to see the logos (and the logos are included in the survey hyperlink in the email anyway) and logos can drop e-mails right into SPAM. It took awhile for me to convince my client that we HAD to take their logos out, but they finally agreed and you can see the great results we got with 72.5% open rate.

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Doe's exactly what it should, and more...

Reviewed 2 years ago

As stated above- we use it for cold email outreach and automated followups

Pros

Incredibly easy to use Intuitive interface Next level design Here's the thing- we use Mailshake when we're doing email outreach of our blog content 99% of the time, we're emailing someone cold, and letting them know about an article that our research suggest they might like etc etc Because of the volume of outreach, we might email a prospect twice by accident right? Not with Mailshake Why? Because it'll track all previous interactions and emails sent, and warn you that you already have a relationship with them It gets better... It lets you know when they open It lets you send automated followups based on timing and logic Better still? It has an inbuilt 'spam filter' so it'll help you improve your outreach emails

Cons

Honestly, and this is struggling to find a flaw? We usually write an article one month, and then promote it for the next 2 This means we have 30 days out of 90 where we don't use the product, but still pay for it I haven't even checked if its possible, but not being billed during those periods/pausing the account etc would be awesome, but honestly- the tools so good we pay when we dont use it

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This tool lets you be in two places at once... it's put my outbound sales process on steroids.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Mailshake allowed me to grow my business when I didn't yet have enough business to spend on growing my business any other way. I love them!

Pros

Define and refine your list. Queue up your message sequence. Let the robots do the work. I can't rave enough about this tool. It's literally like having a robot for a salesperson, who follows perfect instructions and only bothers you when they've got a hot lead on the line. The founding team is also amazing and extremely responsive and helpful.

Cons

They implemented an anti-spam bot on the backend to make sure their platform wasn't being abused by users. Smart idea, but the version of the software they picked was a bit overkill and it broke my campaigns on several occasions. But their team is amazing and was super responsive to get it sorted. They went into my campaigns manually, examined everything I was doing and saw that I was playing by all the rules and got me up and running again. This is a case where excellent customer service on an excellent product made me into a lifetime advocate for them!

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An incredible product!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Productivity

Pros

I had no idea that something like this even existed. I have to often do cold outreach to the journalist community to feature some of our organization's writings. This tool makes doing this task such a breeze! The ability to use mail merge and auto-follow ups scheduled at specific times of my liking is simply genius. The tool offers tremendous flexibility in terms of letting one respond based on recipient behavior. The tool also offers statistics at every stage of the campaign giving insights such as how many people opened my email, clicked my links as well as unsubscribed. MailShake also offers templates which have been tested and known to elicit responses. This is probably one of the most well-designed tools I have ever used.

Cons

I don't think there is anything I dislike about this product. A small glitch I observed was that it counts out of office responses too as a lead, but that is a minor quibble I am willing to overlook. The tool is purely meant for cold outreach and it functions beautifully as any can expect it to.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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One of the easiest cold emailing platforms available

Reviewed a year ago

One of the easiest cold emailing platforms available. Customer service is quick with their responses. Especially in the early learning periods.

Pros

Mailshake is clean, easy to use, and their list-cleaning options are remarkable. Additionally, with one of their plans, you are able to assign tasks and phone calls to team members.

Cons

Downloading custom reports is not available at this time. Also, I would like to be able to put separate sending limits on some campaigns, however the sending limit is a blanket number.

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Amazing tool for business development

Reviewed a year ago

We adore MailShake, I have built my business on B2B email marketing as the engine of our outreach process, and this has been my primary tool. It was great when I first started using it, but they’ve added many valuable features since then and I expect more are coming. I’m afraid to tell too many people about it because it makes me look good and I don’t want everyone to have already heard of it! Love MailShake!!!

Pros

Easily set up sophisticated follow up sequences

Cons

I really don’t have any complaints to share

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Our pick for No. 1 tool for link building email outreach

Reviewed a year ago

Mailshake is so far the best tool for email outreach. Most importantly its price is reasonable for small-medium business.

Pros

Our company and our partners used to use Pitchbox for a while, but everyone switched to Mailshake. Mailshake is easy to use, personalization, tracks emails and creates auto-followups. What else do you need? Most importantly, compared to Pitchbox Mailshake is almost free. Another great thing is the "Cold Email Academy". I love a company that does its best to make its customers succeed. Kudos!

Cons

Wish there would be an inbuilt tool for email scraping.

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Best tool for cold email outreach. Period!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Ease of use. Speed.

Pros

The tool integrates with my google account and allows cold outreach. With its advanced autoresponder, it gives me the ease to schedule 3-4 or 5 follow ups in a single campaign. The tool also comes with email templates and custom fields which make email outreach a breeze. The UX for campaign follow-ups is the best I have seen in any tool. It is super intuitive. With advanced features like analytics, I can track campaign performance and unsubscribe prospects who opt out. I can also add prospects during a campaign. Really well thought-through product!

Cons

I don't have any cons to mention about this software. It just works exactly as I would expect. I just hope they keep improving the tool with new features and templates.

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Great time saving tool, effective follow ups

Reviewed 4 years ago

I'm a relatively new user and already recommending to friends. The time you save is worth far more than that monthly fee.

Pros

Mailshake is easy to use and effective, taking away a pain point of high volume emails while still being personal and not ending up in the "promotions" tab in Gmail. We use it as a biz dev tool to reach out to prospects on our target customer list. Follow ups have proven to be invaluable as I no longer have to think about who to follow up with or set a reminder. We've been able to connect with a good amount of prospects. We've found the most value in cold outreach campaigns, and the MailShake blog offers great insight as do the templates (which I recommend as a starting point, they are easily customizable).

Cons

Mailshake works great as a set-it-and-forget-it tool. I only wish there was more control on scheduling and times for advanced purposes, not required. i.e. Would be great to send between these hours on these days, and schedule them week to week, or don't send initial emails on Fridays but allow followups to occur on Fridays.

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Awesome!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I'm not exaderating that the money we spent last year on mailshake that we have 100X our return on investment. I highly recommend their email marketing solution.

Pros

Mailshake is easy to use! I love the fact that there is very little learning curve. You can upload your list and start a campaign in minutes. I will say that this was single handily the best purchase of all the software we purchased last year.

Cons

I have nothing bad to say. They are great from the software to support. I love their software!

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Awesome software!

Reviewed a year ago

Love it! Easy to use and a very attractive user interface!

Pros

The automation of emails and being in control of the time between emails in a campaign series

Cons

I feel that the images import can be a bit glitchy sometimes but definitely a deal breaker

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best Tool for Email Automation

Reviewed a year ago

Overall the tool is best for email automation and best suite for small to medium-size businesses.

Pros

We are using this tool for automated emails drip-feed. I love this tool because we can use the maximum levels of personalization in our email. Mailshake is smart enough to stop the emails sequences on any action taken by us or email receiver. We can create templates for future use.

Cons

They should add more detailed reporting for the campaigns would really help to understand the analytics and also they should add some templates in system.

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Best email outreach/cold-emailing tool to use.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Love it, love the UI and was really easy to setup and run!!

Pros

I try and use several email outreach/cold-emailing tool like lemmilist, autoklose and others...but Mailshake is the best one Why? - Easy to use - Easy to config - Can track openner - Test AB - Automate all the process and the follow up! Save alot of time!!!!! You import your list, setup 123 and run! The more hard part is writte the emails!!

Cons

The pricing is kind expensive. Would be nice is more cheapper because other people in the world should use this tool!! Also i do suggest they traslate the site to other languages

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Great experience!

Reviewed a year ago

Since 2 years I integrated Mailshake into my must-to-have tools list. Before, we wasted a lot of time with email delivery management, but now is much faster, easier and smarter. If don't need a huge automation or biggest CRM's, but just simple and effective workflow, this is your solution.

Pros

I boosted my productivity to handle email campaigns to reach my target audience.

Cons

Integration with other services, like CRM or Forms.

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Fantastic customer support!

Reviewed 2 years ago

When real trouble starts, you find out what the *real* customer experience is. We ran into what turned out to be a complicated Google issue (Google was labeling anything Google originating sent from our domain as Spam - including any @google emails sent to us!) Founder of Mailshake, jumped in to help us isolate what we were seeing and that helped us immensely with Google's escalation to fix our challenge. I have only had a handful of CEO/CoFounder/Founders jump in to help a customer - it is very rare. This speaks volumes about the customer fanaticism behind the Mailshake app!

Pros

From the beginning Mailshake has been easy to approach, easy to get running and straight-forward to make a part of our processes. Customer support is world-class.

Cons

I am all about balanced reviews but like I shared with my colleague, "I cannot find anything I don't like about our using Mailshake." It is a great app and does exactly what they purport to do.

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