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Feedback loops

There are a lot of different perspectives on Feedback Loops (FBLs) and “this is spam” buttons across the email industry. Some people think FBLs are the best thing since sliced bread and can’t figure out why more ISPs don’t offer them. These people use use the data to clean addresses off their lists, lower complaints […]

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Beware the TINS Army

When consulting with clients, I spend a lot of time trying to help them better understand the concept of sender reputation. Spam reports, feedback loops, and other data that comes from a collection of positive and negative reputational feedback about a company sending email. Certainly, the “This is not spam” action – moving an email from the spam folder to […]

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Confirming spam reports

Someone floated the idea of having ISPs confirm that a user really wants to report a mail as spam every time they do so. The original poster was asking for comments and what we thought of such an idea. The only thing I could think of is the poor woman who’s been gone for a […]

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I don't have a "this is spam" button

Here at Word to the Wise we have some unique requirements for mail. For instance, I need to be able to receive examples of emails that are being blocked elsewhere in order to do my job. This means not only do we not outsource mail to someone else, we also run limited spam filtering on […]

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Fixing high complaint rates and improving reputation

Why do recipients complain about my email? This question is asked over and over again and there is no one answer. There are a number of reasons and all of them interact with one another. What factors have recipients mentioned? High frequency – mail that is too frequent can annoy recipients and they’ll hit this […]

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Lashback tackles opt-in fraud

Last week Lashback posted a three part series on opt-in fraud. One of the issues they commented on is that suppression lists are being passed around and some mailers are actually spamming them. This is something that used to be common, where spammers were harvesting email addresses from opt-out forms and then spamming the addresses […]

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Preventing subscriber remorse

Mark Brownlow has a great article up about how senders can stop subscribers from regretting they signed up for mail. He starts off saying So how to avoid subscriber’s remorse? The obvious one – and stop me if you’re heard this before – is sending relevant, timely, useful emails. Unfortunately, remorse can set in long […]

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