Email Best Practices

Is a set-and-forget strategy damaging your email authentication?

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We spend a lot of time talking about the configuration of SPF, DKIM, and DMARC records, because, well…they’re really important for good email deliverability. But what about the older strategies made obsolete due to the adoption of these standards, specifically Sender ID and DomainKey? Not all email marketers treat these solutions as things of the past. As the technology adoption life cycle demonstrates, it can…

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Ask LB: Should I be worried about my email deliverability?

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One of the most basic questions asked of us Experts is, “Should I be worried?” This question gets asked at a lot of different moments, and for good reason. Maybe there’s been a spike in complaints, or a drop in deliverability, or another troubling change in the metrics that matter most to your email deliverability. If you’re reading this, you know how important email deliverability…

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How do I achieve DMARC compliance?

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So you decided to implement a stricter DMARC policy to protect yourself from a recent spoofing attack. Great job! But upon review of your non-complaint mail sources, you realize there is an authorized vendor, but they are not DMARC-compliant. What do you do? One of the more important details to identify during the DMARC authentication setup process is identifier alignment, often seen in non-compliant mail…

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Email Experts Series: Understanding ESP Migration

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There are so many tools of the trade for email marketers, it’s obvious email service providers (ESPs) would be something of a big topic in the industry. Which ESPs provide which services, do they impact your deliverability, how do you decide which one is right for you? After those questions comes an even harder one: How should I migrate from one ESP to another without…

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Email open rates are actually up to three times lower than reported.

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Open rates are a key engagement signal for marketers. I mean, the name says it all—it’s the rate at which your recipients are opening the email you send them. Who wouldn’t be invested in understanding how many emails are opened? For all intents and purposes, it’s an indicator of a great subject line, or a […]

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What are our predictions for email marketing and deliverability in 2020?

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Welcome back, friends. Happy to see you all again, this time in a brand new DECADE! We’ve been providing email analytics and advanced deliverability insight for quite some time now, but there’s nothing like the feeling of knowing we’re starting a new decade at the top of our game. But there is no rest for […]

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Email on Tap Episode 17, with Dan Rosenthal, Senior Director of Contact Strategy, Lands’ End

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How is one of the most recognizable retail brands handling their email strategy? Anthony Chiulli sat down with Dan Rosenthal, senior director of contact strategy at Lands’ End, to better understand how email marketing fits into their success. Dan’s a unique perspective to have, as he doesn’t simply sell via email. He’s focused on the […]

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Email Experts Series: Ways to Monitor Inbox Placement

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Where are your emails going? We’d all love to assume they’re hitting the inbox of our subscribers, but as we know, that’s not always the case. That’s why we’ve developed our entire suite of tools! But why is it so important to keep an eye on your inbox placement rates? How best do you get the right impression of how your email is performing, starting…

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Email Experts Series: Ways to Monitor Inbox Placement

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Where are your emails going? We’d all love to assume they’re hitting the inbox of our subscribers, but as we know, that’s not always the case. That’s why we’ve developed our entire suite of tools! But why is it so important to keep an eye on your inbox placement rates? How best do you get […]

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The Year in Email 2019

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It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of yet another exciting year in email, and 2019 proved to be one of the most momentous and active years to date. Over the past year, the number of new technologies, mergers and acquisitions, mailbox provider (MBP) announcements, news, and highlights is evidence of the versatility […]

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The sun really should set on some email addresses.

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The sun never sets on the 250ok empire, but it’s a good idea to actually let the sun set on some email addresses on your mailing lists. In fact, it’s even called “sunsetting,” and it’s a best practice you need to embrace. In the simplest terms, a sunsetting policy refers to the practice of having […] The post The sun really should set on some…

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How do I implement DMARC and enable BIMI?

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There are no shortcuts in email authentication and getting it wrong is remarkably easy, so you should always find an experienced consultant or expert to help you along the way. As Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) becomes more widespread with greater adoption by mailbox providers (MBPs), many marketers are looking for the DMARC set-up […]

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Email Experts Series: BIMI 101

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We’re always working to stay innovative and at the very forefront of email technology. That’s why we’re proud to be a part of the Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) working group! However, since it’s a newer feature available only at a select number of mailbox providers right now, the requirements and benefits still aren’t […] The post Email Experts Series: BIMI 101 appeared first…

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Ask LB: When should I be seed testing?

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Hey LB, Now that I’ve got access to a seedlist testing tool, when should I actually test my seedlist? Is it best to test before, after, or during sending? What are your tips for getting the most out of seedlist testing? Uncertainly yours, Dr. When Hi Dr. When, This is a great question, and the […]

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Email Experts Series: The Ultimate Blacklist Primer

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It’s the stuff of nightmares to any email marketer: blacklists. When you find yourself on one, you ask yourself a lot of questions, like how did this happen? What happens now? Can I get off it? What’s in the box? Or perhaps you don’t ask any questions at all, because you’ve watched our newest Email […] The post Email Experts Series: The Ultimate Blacklist Primer…

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Don’t follow the flock: Why marketers should try new things.

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**Editor’s note: We’re happy to share another guest blog from one of our partners! This time, we bring you an original post from Kimberly de Silva from Mapp.** Often, the longer you are in business, the more reluctant you are to change. We all know that person at the company who says, “But we’ve always […] The post Don’t follow the flock: Why marketers should…

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