Category : Email Blacklists and Spam Filters

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Email Blacklists and Spam Filters, Email Delivery Tips
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What Are Spam Words and How Do They Impact Deliverability?

After sending an email, you assume it zips through the digital world and lands in a customer's inbox. Most of the time, that's exactly what happens. But, research shows nearly one in four emails lands in the spam folder, according to a 2015 study from Return Path. Why do 25 percent of emails get trapped […]

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Email Blacklists and Spam Filters, Email Delivery Tips
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7 Email List Hygiene Best Practices for a Fresh & Clean List

Almost every email marketer worries about deliverability rates. Are they good enough? Could they be better? Are they about to drop because of some small mistake you’ve made or are about to make? While there are a dozen ways to maintain good deliverability rates, the most common way is by improving list hygiene. List hygiene, […]

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Email Blacklists and Spam Filters, SPAM Topics
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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Spam But Were Afraid to Ask

It’s the four-letter word of email marketing. Some marketers won’t even say it or write it. The closest they can come is to call it graymail. But spam exists, and there’s actually far more of it than legitimate emails. Before we get too far into all the gooey details of spam, let’s define it. The […]

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Conquering the Dreaded Spam Trap
Email Blacklists and Spam Filters, Message Deliverability
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How to Conquer the Dreaded Spam Trap

If anyone ever makes an email marketing horror movie, spam traps should play the monster. In extreme cases, spam traps can slash deliverability rates down from 98% to 25% overnight. Here’s more of that spam trap horror story, as told by Travis Wetherbee. I recently worked with a client who built an excellent reputation. They followed […]

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Email Authentication and Authorization, Email Blacklists and Spam Filters, Online Marketing Tips
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What You May Not Know About Purchased Email Lists

Using purchased email lists is NOT a good idea…here's why: The other day my doorbell rang. Not expecting any visitors, I peered out my window to see who it was. Standing at my door was a 20-something year old guy wearing a bright orange logoed shirt with a clipboard in hand. Naturally, I figured this […]

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Email Authentication and Authorization, Email Blacklists and Spam Filters, Online Marketing Best Practices, SPAM Topics
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Avoid a $10 Million Dollar Mistake: The Canadian Anti-Spam Law

On July 1st 2014 the Canadian Anti-Spam Law came into effect. How does it affect you? Maybe by now you have already segmented your lists, cleaned out purchased contacts, and are in the process of requesting explicit consent from some existing contacts. If not, there is no need to panic just yet. With the transitional period currently […]

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Email Blacklists and Spam Filters, Message Deliverability, SPAM Topics
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How to Remove your IP from ATTs Blacklist

As with all of our articles on email blacklist management – we assume you are being a responsible email netizen and not sending spam.  And we also assume you're probably an Email administrator.   If you're an individual and you're having email delivery issues, you'll probably need the help of your IT team to get access […]

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Email Blacklists and Spam Filters, Message Deliverability, SPAM Topics
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How to Check Microsoft’s Blacklist

  Are you suspicious that Microsoft Exchange is blocking your emails?  If you're looking for a site to check if your IP address are on Microsoft's blacklist – look no further:  Microsoft Exchange's blocklist is privately maintained so you can't query it directly.  However, we'll show you how to find out if your emails are being blocked by Microsoft […]

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