Woodpecker: better than lemlist and the best choice for cold emailing

With Woodpecker, you can scale your email campaigns thanks to comprehensive automation, A/B testing and optimization features.

Unlike lemlist, Woodpecker allows you to send follow-ups in the same thread and add manual tasks (e.g. “text John”, “call Simon”) in between campaigns to generate more leads.

Higher deliverability

Woodpecker maximizes the number of delivered emails automatically from day one. Unlike lemlist, it has a built-in email verification system, so you don’t have to worry about hard bounces and your domain’s sender reputation. Woodpecker also sends your emails at irregular intervals to avoid spam filters.

You focus on gathering prospects and crafting your message, we’ll take care of the rest!

Free Warm-up & Recovery

Woodpecker offers email warm-up & domain recovery features for free in every plan. With lemlist, you need to pay an extra $29 per slot and you only get an email warmer.

Let’s go over that part again — email warm-up AND domain recovery for free in every plan or…$29 per slot just for email warm-up

Woodpecker 1, lemlist 0! 

Right now, you get 4 slots (2 email + 2 warm-up) for the price of one with Woodpecker.

Unlike our competitors, Woodpecker differentiates between email & domain warm-up, and offers a scenario for recovering a burned domain.

Deliverability Monitor

Track your deliverability with Woodpecker and spot any issues before they happen so you can prevent them. No other cold email tool on the market allows you to do so.

Deliverability is the lifeblood of any cold emailing campaign and no one does more than Woodpecker to keep yours as high as possible.

Bounce Shield

With Woodpecker your deliverability is protected 24/7. Bounce Shield adjusts your sending frequency so you can be sure you won’t get blocked by your email provider for exceeding the sending limits.

We help you succeed by making sure that your message reaches prospect inboxes and Bounce Shield is exclusive to Woodpecker.

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Sequence optimization

Woodpecker allows you to automate follow-ups and adjust them to your prospect’s behavior.

Our testing features combined with informative performance reports make optimization quick and easy. Spot a problem early, fix it and move on!


With Woodpecker, you can set conditions for your follow-ups by configuring ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ paths. The system sends different emails depending on whether (or how many times) your prospect opened the email or clicked on a link.

A/B tests

Woodpecker’s built-in A/B testing feature allows you to create up to 5 versions of your messages (openers and follow-ups) within the same campaign. You can experiment with subject lines and copy to see what works best for your prospects.


With Woodpecker you can analyze all prospect behavior data from one platform. You can integrate it with major CRMs, prospecting tools and other popular business software. Woodpecker is easy to introduce into your existing tech ecosystem.

Pricing & trial

Woodpecker offers a 7-day free trial during which you can test all the features including Warm-up & Recovery.

Woodpecker offers a unique flexible pricing system. You can start from $32 a month per slot (based on annual rate), and add extra modules for additional features. You decide what you pay for.

lemlist offers a standard pricing system, with plans starting from $50 with annual charging.

More features, options and tools for less money? It looks like this choice just got a lot easier!

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The tool is great! I was using a competitor and got really frustrated with it. Then I found Woodpecker

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The open rate is significantly higher than it was when I was using another mailing system

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Woodpecker vs lemlist: A comparison of features

Woodpecker lemlist
Automated emails
A/B tests
Follow-ups in one thread
Built-in email validation
Timezone detection
Warm-up FREE (plus extra slot) $29 per slot
Bounce Shield
Deliverability Monitor
CRM integrations
Salesforce via Zapier
Mailbox integrations
Microsoft 365
Microsoft Exchange
Other integrations
Google Sheets
Teamwork & security
GDPR compliance
Duplicate detection
Empty custom fields detection
Team collaboration Only on higher plans
Shared contacts & campaigns Only on higher plans
Plugins & API aggregators
Free trial
  • 7 days
  • All features including Warm-up & Recovery
  • 14 days
  • Features from any plan excluding lemwarm
  • From $32/month/slot
  • You can buy extra add-ons

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  • Cold email: $50/month/user
  • Sales engagement: $83/month/user

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Human-like sending

Prospects receive emails that look and feel like other personal messages that land in their inboxes. Woodpecker sends messages at irregular time intervals and adjusts sending hours to the addressee's time zone - these functionalities let you avoid spam filters and deliver emails at the right time. It’s all about creating the natural feel of a genuine 1:1 outreach, but at scale and with the analytic insights you need to follow up and track your progress!

Main inbox, 1 thread

With Woodpecker, your emails are always delivered to the main inbox - not spam or promotional tabs. To improve reply rates and help your contacts understand the context, your follow-ups will be sent in the same thread as “Re:” messages.

Bounce detection

You can monitor the number of bounces thanks to Woodpecker’s built-in email address verification. This way, you can limit their number and take steps to fix poorly-performing campaigns to protect your domain reputation.