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A must read on engagement

I really can’t add anything to what Chad wrote in Opens, Clicks, And Blocks In The Third Age Of Email Deliverability

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Everyone.net SMTP Issues

Everyone.net engineers are investigating a SMTP connectivity issue. Everyone.net Status Page

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Listcast acquired by MailerMailer

Listcast, an email list management service, has been acquired.  MailerMailer will take over management and support of all Listcast customers effective immediately from Domainate, Inc.

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Barracuda Email Security Service disruption

Starting around 10:15 2:45 EDT this morning, the Barracuda Email Security Service is having a issues processing email for customers. More information on Twitter and reddit

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Congestion at Verizon

Yahoo! finally found their broken cable (I had no idea Yahoo had fiber) and fixed it. Now, I’m seeing a lot of reports that Verizon is accepting mail very, very slowly. Some folks are reporting no more than 20 messages a minute. This could be due to congestion, and just an underpowered system, or it […]

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Bounces at Verizon

There have been lots of reports of Verizon rejecting valid email addresses for a few hours this morning. They seem to have fixed things now but you probably want to make sure you didn’t suppress those addresses.

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What about the bots?

M3AAWG published a letter to the FCC addressing the implementation of CSRIC III Cybersecurity Best Practices (pdf link) The takeaway is that of the ISPs that contribute data to M3AAWG (37M+ users), over 99% of infected users receive notification that they are infected. I hear from senders occasionally that they are not the problem, bots […]

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Dealing with compromised user accounts

M3AAWG is on a roll lately with published documents. They recently released the Compromised User ID Best Practices (pdf link).

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Changing your email address

Over at Mediapost, Loren McDonald talks about how hard it’s been to change his email address when his employer got bought out.

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4 email marketing myths

Tom Sather speaks about 4 email marketing myths that just won’t die. Tom has it absolutely right, these are things people believe that not true.

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