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To no-reply or not

One of the ongoing arguments in deliverability is whether or not to use no-reply in the From address of email marketing. There are very strong opinions on both sides. I’ve even had people ask me to comment or ask me to back up their particular point of view. My point of view is pretty simple. […]

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DMARC doesn’t fix phishing

Over the last few weeks I’ve had a lot of discussions with folks about DMARC and the very slow adoption. A big upsurge and multiple Facebook discussions were triggered by the ZDNet article DMARCs abysmal adoption explains why email spoofing is still a thing. There are a lot of reasons DMARC’s adoption has been slow, […]

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Cox: no more new email addresses

A few days ago Cox disabled email address account creation for their domain. In recent years, fewer customers have taken advantage of a Cox Email account, so we decided to modify our email service to better serve our customers. As of August 15, 2019, Cox no longer offers the ability for new and existing Cox […]

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Blogging as thinking

Blogging has been a major part of our outreach and education here at WttW. It’s also the place where I work through some of my ideas. Most of what I do, particularly these days, is education. That means I need to be able to clearly model things in my head and explain that model to […]

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Google Postmaster is Back

Late last night folks started mentioning they were seeing data trickled into Google Postmaster tools. This morning, some of the domains for some of my clients are showing data. Things aren’t fully back to normal, some of my clients are still showing no data for the last week. But things are getting back to normal […]

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More Google issues

Not necessarily more but more information about the current Google Postmaster Tools (GPT) outage. I’ve been reliably informed by folks inside Google that they’re aware of the outage and are working on it. I’ve been reliably informed by other folks in the industry that they have been told that there is an announcement coming about […]

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I took a class

… but it’s not what you might think. A few months ago we bought a Victorian terrace built right around the turn of the 20th century. Our first inclination was to zip it up in as much insulation as we could to bring a 19th century house up to 21st century standards. Then we took […]

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Google problems

It’s been a bit of a problematic week for Google. In the last few days they’ve had a number of outages or problems across different services. There was a major outage of Google Calendar. All email, including some spam, was delivering to the primary tab instead of the correct tab. Additionally, Google postmaster tools hasn’t […]

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Barracuda update

The Barracuda twitter account has been very helpful and responsive to the issue. A few hours ago they tweeted that the problem should have been fixed. Reports are that listings are resolving and things are getting back to normal. Folks are getting responses to emails to the address provided by Barracuda. 250OK confirms that they’ve […]

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Increase in Barracuda IP blocks

A number of folks are talking about a significant uptick in Barracuda IP blocks over the last few days. These blocks appear to be affecting wide ranges of IPs across multiple networks. Folks have been reaching out to Barracuda through their unblocking form. Many of them are not receiving answers, but some are getting answers […]

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