Sending bulk Email - programme required

Say, we don't send out a fortune of Emails, in the region of 1000 Emails a month. We are looking for a good an reliable and easy to use Email programme to manage the sending out of these personalised Emails.  The programme should be able to link to an external database such as MySQL and Access as well as link to an Excel spreadsheet,
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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPDesigner and DeveloperCommented:
I prefer to use a hosted mailing list service. This way I do not get in trouble with my ISP for sending to much ,ail at the same time and seen as a spammer.  

A good service will also handle bounce backs, Opt-in which is critical, and Opt-out which is also critical. Otherwise you may bee seen as a spammer. They also provide tracking methods to see responses, etc.

Also using a hosted server offloads the network traffic and mail server load from your network and system.

Check out:

http://www.constantcontact.com  (highly rated by marketers)

http://mailchimp.com/

To sync your data many have an API:

for example:

http://developer.constantcontact.com/docs/developer-guides/api-documentation-index.html

Our REST API is simple to use, direct and concise, lightweight and optimized. This architecture enables us to support a variety of platforms, including web, desktop, and mobile apps based on the iOS and Android operating systems. In addition, we provide wrapper

https://apidocs.mailchimp.com/api/

The MailChimp API is a way for you to "sync" your customer database, CRM, CMS, or e-commerce shopping cart with MailChimp. It's really powerful stuff
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
Any other suggestions?
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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPDesigner and DeveloperCommented:
The ones I posted are just a few example of the most popular ones used by many that are good reliable and easy to use.

I ask around and every marketer I know recommends and uses a cloud based service to get the most out of yur marketing budget,

II have not used this but I was told about: http://www.sendblaster.com/
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
I found GroupMail Excellent - although has a price tag...
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shaunwinginAuthor Commented:
I found GroupMail Excellent - although has a price tag...
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