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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Updated M3AAWG Best Practices for Senders

M3AAWG has published a new version of the Senders Best Common Practices document and the contains a lot of new information since the original publication in 2008. The new document covers how to vet ESP customers, considerations when selecting a dedicated or share IP to send mail, and includes best practices on a number of technical […]

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February 2015 – The month in email

This was a short and busy month at WttW! We attended another great M3AAWG conference, and had our usual share of interesting discussions, networking, and cocktails. I recapped our adventures here, and shared a photo of the people who keep your email safe while wearing kilts as well. We also commended Jayne Hitchcock on winning […]

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Arrests in ESP data breach

The FBI announced today arrests of three people in the ESP data breaches from the compromises of various ESPs a few years ago. Krebs on Security: Feds Indict Three in 2011 Epsilon Hack Department of Justice: Three Defendants Charged with One of the Largest Reported Data Breaches in U.S. History After stealing over a billion […]

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Engagement, ISPs and the EEC

There’s been some controversy over some of the things said by the ISPs at the recent EEC meeting. Different people interpret what was said by the ISPs in different ways. The EEC has set up a webinar for March 17 to clarify and explain what was meant by the ISPs. Mythbusters: Deliverability vs. Engagement – […]

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CRTC fines Compu-Finder $1.1 million for CASL violations

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is the principle agency tasked with enforcing Canada’s anti-spam law. Today they issued a Notice of Violation to Compu-Finder  including a $1.1 million dollar fine for 4 violations of CASL. The violations include sending unsolicited email and having a non-working unsubscribe link. According to the CRTC, complaints about Compu-Finder accounted […]

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Ransomware email protected by DMARC

Virus bulletin has an interesting post about DMARC and how some criminals are protecting their emails with DMARC.

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How to send better emails: engagement

Today Direct Marketing News hosted a webinar: ISP Mythbusters: How to Send Better Emails. The speakers were Matt Moleski, the Executive Director of Compliance Operations from Comcast and Autumn Tyr-Salvia, the Director Of Standards And Best Practices from Message Systems. The webinar went through a series of myths. After Autumn introduced the myth, Matt commented on it and explained […]

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Engaging emails for better delivery

MessageSystems is sponsoring a webinar hosted by Direct Marketing discussing engagement as part of delivery. What kind of emails ISPs are really watching out for How engaging your customers could impact your deliverability Best practices for email compliance What’s next in the email landscape The ISP speaker is Matt Moleski, Senior Director of National Customer Security […]

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