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Leap day email promotions

I’ve been seeing a number of companies send out email marketing special offers for Leap day. My favorite so far: Celebrating Leap Day with Free Standard Ground Shipping on your $29 purchase

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Back, still catching up

We’re back from MAAWG, but somehow I’ve not managed to catch up with everything from last week enough to have time to get back into the swing of blogging. I do have lots and lots of things to say, just not quite enough hours in the day to get them down on paper. It was […]

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Spam poetry

An actual spam I just received: Rapturously for laura@myaddress.invalid But that one word expressed an entreaty, a threat, and above all conction that she would herself regret her words. Proposal area: Drop in Now Without equivocation your, Mcpartland Kleutertafel.  

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So you want to start a company? (part 4)

You’re setting up a company (or a new division or maybe even a new brand) and you’d like to use email to communicate with your customers. In this series of posts I’m going to touch on some of the things you can do today to make email life easier for you in the future. Today’s […]

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So you want to start a company? (part 3)

You’re setting up a company (or a new division or maybe even a new brand) and you’d like to use email to communicate with your customers. In this series of posts I’m going to touch on some of the things you can do today to make email life easier for you in the future. Today, […]

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So you want to start a company? (part 2)

You’re setting up a company (or a new division or maybe even a new brand) and you’d like to use email to communicate with your customers. In this series of posts I’m going to touch on some of the things you can do today to make email life easier for you in the future. Today, […]

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So you want to start a company? (part 1)

You’re setting up a company (or a new division or maybe even a new brand) and you’d like to use email to communicate with your customers. In this series of posts I’m going to touch on some of the things you can do today to make email life easier for you in the future, starting […]

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Only Influencers blog talk radio

I had the privilege to talk with a bunch of experts on the Only Influencers Blog Talk Radio show this morning. The discussion centered around the perceived conflict between Marketing and Delivery. The conversation was a good one, with a lot of different perspectives aired. I strongly recommend people who are interested in hearing multiple […]

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Delivery events next week

Next week is MAAWG and I’ll be there talking about delivery, blocking and all sorts of things. If you’re going, be sure to stop by the Choose Your Own Delivery Adventure. It should be lots of fun! Also next week on Monday I’ll be a guest on the Only Influencers blog talk radio show discussing […]

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Before you build a list

I can’t add much more to Steve Denner’s article about building list size.

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  • AOL problems

    Lots of people are reporting ongoing (RTR:GE) messages from AOL today.  This indicates the AOL mail servers are having problems and can't accept mail. This has nothing to do with spam, filtering or malicious email. This is simply their servers aren't functioning as well as they should be and so AOL can't accept all the mail thrown at them. These types of blocks resolve themselves. 1 Comment


  • Fixing discussion lists to work with new Yahoo policy

    Al has some really good advice on how to fix discussion lists to work with the new Yahoo policy. One thing I would add is the suggestion to actually check dmarc records before assuming policy. This will not only mean you're not having to rewrite things that don't need to be rewritten, but it will also mean you won't be caught flat footed if (when?) other free mail providers start publishing p=reject.No Comments


  • Sendgrid's open letter to Gmail

    Paul Kincaid-Smith wrote an open letter to Gmail about their experiences with the Gmail FBL and how the data from Gmail helped Sendgrid find problem customers. I know a lot of folks are frustrated with Gmail not returning more than statistics, but there is a place for this type of feedback within a comprehensive compliance desk.No Comments


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