Very cool. Very solid work. Surely it will help me and other’s in the future. Have you noticed behavior improvements? Is automation running and are emails sending?
About recommending a 3rd party email service to handle automated emailed. It’s true we have an email component who’s only supported service is SparkPost, but we don’t have to use it. We could still integrated with a different email service all together, like Aweber or MailChimp. We won’t be using our email component if we use any of the latter services, but we do have extensions that helps export lead information to those services where they can be used to run automation campaigns.
SparkPost isn’t an autoresponder service, it just helps send emails. Other services like SparkPost are MailGun and Mandrill. We currently only support SparkPost.