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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Email verification services

Just yesterday a group of delivery folks were discussing email verification services over IRC. We were talking about the pros and cons, when we’d suggest using them, when we wouldn’t, which ones we’ve worked with and what our experiences have been. I’ve been contemplating writing up some of my thoughts about verification services but it’s a […]

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Political Fraud & Spam

The Conservative Party is one of the largest political parties in the UK. They’re center-right politically (by European standards), nationalist and pro-business. You’ll often see them called the Tory party or Tories – a pejorative nickname they acquired 350 years ago. While they’re part of the ruling coalition today, there’s a general election coming up in the […]

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Compromises and phishing and email

Earlier this month, Sendgrid reported that a customer account was compromised and used for phishing. At the time Sendgrid thought that it was only a single compromise. However, they did undertake a full investigation to make sure that their systems were secure. Today they released more information about the compromise. It wasn’t simply a customer […]

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Office365/EOP IPv6 changes starting today

Terry Zink at Microsoft posted earlier this week that Office365/Exchange Online Protection will have a significant change this week. Office365 uses Exchange Online Protection (EOP) for spam filtering and email protection. One of the requirements to send to EOP over IPv6 is to have the email authenticated with either SPF or DKIM.  If the mail […]

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Another acquisition

Netsuite has entered an agreement to acquire Bronto. Congrats to the folks at Bronto.

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Authentication and Repudiation

Email Authentication lets you demonstrate that you sent a particular email. Email Repudiation is a claim that you didn’t send a particular email.   SPF is only for email authentication1 DKIM is only for email authentication DMARC is only for email repudiation   1 SPF was originally intended to provide repudiation, but it didn’t work reliably enough to […]

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Mistakes happen

As happens every Tuesday, the Magill Report was blasted into mailboxes all over the Internet. This Tuesday was extra special for some recipients, though. These recipients received a dozen or more copies of the newsletter. Ken knows best practices and implements them rigidly in regards to his sending. He’s one of the very few standalone […]

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Where’s AOL?

I hear almost nothing about AOL from clients and potential clients these days. I hear a lot from AOL users who are confused and don’t understand that I am not AOL support (I’m not. Really. I can’t help you.). But I hear almost nothing from clients. There are three possibilities I can think of for […]

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Salesforce and DKIM

Last month I wrote about how Salesforce was implementing the ability to sign emails sent from Salesforce CRM with DKIM. The Spring 15 update is now live as is the ability to use an existing DKIM key or allow Salesforce to create a new one for you. Setting up DKIM within Salesforce is straightforward. A […]

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Sparkpost: Momentum in the Cloud

Today MessageSystems announced the launch of SparkPost: the world’s most advanced cloud email delivery service. Using the Momentum engine, SparkPost lets small and medium size companies have access to the tools previously reserved for larger companies.

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