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Deliverability Reminders: Authentication

Deliverability Reminders: Authentication

We're going to revisit authentication briefly today..

There are essentially 3 protocols that you need to be aware of.

1. SPF (Sender Policy Framework)

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Improving Your Opt-in Process

Deliverability Reminders: Improving Your Opt-in Process

The truth is... we can all improve our list collection process. Whether it's streamlining it, gathering better data for segmentation, setting better expectations for your subscribers, and so on...

Going into the holiday season is a great time to audit your processes, make any changes to your existing program, and Read more...

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Crafting a useful thank you page

Crafting a Useful Thank You Page

Recently, I was reading an article on bizjournals.com about Chris Brogan, a NYT best selling author and consultant to companies like Disney and IBM. I enjoyed what I'd read in the article so I decided to sign up and check out his email marketing...

He talks about being personally present Read more...

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Staying (and Getting) Out of the Spam Folder (Part 3 of 3)

Staying (and Getting) Out of the Spam Folder (Part 3 of 3)

We've been discussing staying out of the spam folder (and getting out if you've found your way there).

So far we've discussed list building and optins, handling unsubscribe requests, authentication, and general reputation. (more…)

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Staying (and Getting) Out of the Spam Folder (Part 2 of 3)

Staying (and Getting) Out of the Spam Folder (Part 2 of 3)

Last week, we discussed list building, opt-ins and unsubscribes

This week, we're going to go over authentication and reputation.

1. Reputation

First and foremost, it's important to keep an eye on your reputation across the board. We monitor your IP and sending domain. However, any domains that you use in your messages Read more...

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Gmail Promotions Tab Revisited

Gmail Promotions Tab Revisited

We get questions about the "secret" for getting out of the Gmail Promotions tab and INTO the Primary tab regularly. Let's revisit briefly.

First off, Gmail is constantly changing their algorithms and watching user behavior, globally and individually to see how subscribers are interacting with different types of messages as Read more...

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Unsubscribe No - No's!

Unsubscribe No – No’s!

A few weekends ago, several of us were at an event. As often happens, people were coming up to our booth sharing horror stories, personal situations, and "sneaky tactics" that they are excited about sharing! There were a few good ones that we'll share over the coming weeks!

One that Read more...

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iPhone iOS 10

In a recent operating system upgrade, the iPhone has made it much easier for people to unsubscribe from your mailings.

Here's a screenshot of what it looks like:

http://www.screencast.com/t/Tp98nDi3w0XV

Here's the link for using it from iPhoneHacks.com:

http://www.iphonehacks.com/2016/08/unsubscribe-newsletters-mail-app-ios-10.html

What this means for marketers...

At first glance, it may appear that this Read more...

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From Address in your messages

From Address in Your Messages

This week's tip is just a reminder to pay attention to your "from" address in your campaigns. Here are a few simple pointers and reminders.

1. Do not send using a free email service address (like xxx@gmail.com, yyy@hotmail.com). This is a big no-no and with most ISPs implementing strict DMARC Read more...

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Gmail Questions

Gmail Questions…

Back in March, Gmail made some changes in their spam filtering algorithms (again!)… This was also around the same time that they began looking at whether or not incoming mail was encrypted (and added a little icon in their webmail client when the mail is properly encrypted). Read more...

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