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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Back from MAAWG

Today is the first day back at work after a productive MAAWG conference. The thing I get most out of MAAWG is a greater appreciation for what a large, global force messaging is. The recent protests and uprisings around the world have relied on messaging to organize, share information and communicate. Messaging is also somewhat […]

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Marketing on Facebook

An interesting look at what doesn’t work when marketing on Facebook.

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Light blogging for a while

Sorry for the lack of substantive posts, things seem to have gone completely out of control and I’m not finding a lot of extra cycles to sit down and blog. I’ll try and get some stuff up this week, but I’m also getting ready for MAAWG and the sessions I’m a part of there. There […]

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Brand engagement in social media

Adobe has a good post up about consumer reaction and interaction with brands in social media like Twitter and Facebook.

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Followup to Amazon SES

The nice folks at Amazon contacted me about my post yesterday and pointed out that they are not allowing just anyone to mail through their system. They have a multi step process for qualifying senders. The first step, as described by their website is: New users are placed in the Amazon SES sandbox, where they […]

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Amazon announces SES email service

Last month Amazon announced a cloud based email service: Amazon SES. Amazon SES is an API based email service priced at a very low rate. The SES product rounds out Amazon’s cloud hosting offerings. The Amazon cloud hosting service is great for webhosting but pretty bad for mail. A lot of ISPs refused to accept […]

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Goodmail alternatives

A number of Goodmail customers are scrambling to identify alternatives now that Goodmail is shutting down. There are two companies in the field offering similar services. Return Path offers Return Path Certified. A number of large ISPs accept Return Path certification, including Yahoo, Hotmail and Comcast. IP addresses that are certified are not guaranteed to […]

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Goodmail shutting down

Yesterday Goodmail sent out mail to all their customers announcing they are ceasing operations and taking all their token generators offline as of 5pm pacific on February 8th. While this is a bit of a surprise on one level, I’m not that shocked. Ken Magill mentioned in August that Goodmail was on the sales block […]

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Plenty of Fish hack

There’s been a lot of press recently about the Plenty of Fish hack and their response to it.

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  • Indictments in Yahoo data breach

    Today the US government unsealed an indictment against 2 Russian agents and 2 hackers for breaking into Yahoo's servers and stealing personal information. The information gathered during the hack was used to target government officials, security employees and private individuals. Email is so central to our online identity. Compromise an email account and you can get access to social media, and other accounts. Email is the key to the kingdom.No Comments


  • Blogging

    It's been a wild week here in the US. I have to admit, the current political climate is affecting my ability to blog about email. I've always said email is not life or death. And how can I focus on the minutia of deliverability when things are in such turmoil and uncertainty? There are many things I want to write about, including some resources for those of us who are struggling with the current administration and changes in the US. What we can do. What we must do.  It just takes work and focus I don't have right now.    1 Comment


  • Email trends for 2017

    Freshmail has published a list of email marketing trends for 2017 from some of their favorite experts. I am honored to be included. Go check it out!No Comments


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