Category : SPAM Topics

10 Worst Performing Email Subject Lines
Email Design Tips, Email Response Rates, SPAM Topics
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10 Worst Performing Email Subject Lines

Have you ever read an email subject line and thought, “What was the author thinking?” Sadly, it happens a lot. In a recent post, we covered the top 10 best performing subject lines and since a top 10 'best' list would be complete without its corresponding '10 worst' list, we've compiled a list of subject lines associated […]

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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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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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Marketing Infographics, SPAM Topics
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How SPAM Impacts Your Brand [Infographic]

SPAM Impacts Your Brand. So Get Permission & Stay Relevant.  SPAM has been an annoying email phenomenon since the first spam message was sent by DEC in 1978.   People don't like getting emails in their inbox that isn't of interest or relevance to them. But how do individuals define SPAM and what actions do they take when […]

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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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Email Blacklists and Spam Filters, Message Deliverability, SPAM Topics
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How to Check and Request Removal from 88.blocklist.zap (88.blacklist.zap)

What is 88.blocklist.zap and How to Get Unblocked What is 88.blocklist.zap? 88.blocklist.zap is an internal ‘DNSBL (DNS blocklist)' maintained by Microsoft's Forefront Hosted Exchange service.  It resides on dnsbl.forefront.microsoft.com but is not publicly accessible. Note that it's actally called 88.blocklist.zap – not 88.blAcklist.zap.   Yea, so how does this relate to my email being blocked by […]

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Email Blacklists and Spam Filters, SPAM Topics
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How do I know if I’m on a SPAM Blacklist?

We often get the question: "How do I know if my company is on a SPAM Blacklist?" Followed by "If my company is on a SPAM blacklist, how the heck do we get unlisted?  

There are over a hundred SPAM blacklists – private corporate spam firewall and private blacklists, but luckily there are a few tools that can help you check most of them quickly. We've included here a handy reference with the sites that you can use to check your blacklist status. We've also highlighted several of the more prominent SPAM blacklists.

First and foremost – we'll stress that our series on checking and removing your email servers from a blacklist assumes that you're not spamming or at a minimum – you've first taken appropriate corrective steps to clean up your email list and sending practices. 

What you need to know to check Blacklist status

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