email deliverability

Implementing DMARC & BIMI: Lessons Learned | Email Deliverability Unfiltered

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When it comes to getting your emails noticed and opened in an increasingly crowded inbox, DMARC and BIMI give companies an edge over other brands. BIMI (Brand Indicators for Message Identification) allows your company logo to be displayed alongside your email messages as a reward for authenticating and verifying information about your brand. BIMI requires a DMARC record to be in place, working with other…

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Technologies for Email Deliverability

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Strong deliverability is the culmination of delivery (getting your email accepted) and inboxing (“See ya never, Spam Folder!”). Often what is presented to marketers as the “10 Things to Ensure You Get to the Inbox” (or some iteration of that) focuses on strategies and decisioning, but below the surface lies a whole world of technical requirements and best practices that impacts performance as well. In…

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Kickbox Upgrade: Deliverability Tools Now Available to All Users

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Kickbox just got a major upgrade! Starting today, all new and existing Kickbox accounts include access to our full suite of deliverability monitoring tools. In addition to email verification, you now have more tools to help you reach the inbox and alert you of potential deliverability issues. As mailbox providers roll out more stringent email privacy policies, it's becoming increasingly difficult to analyze and track…

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What the Apple Privacy Update Means For The Future of Email Marketing

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Shift Happens The email marketing landscape is constantly changing, which seems to be true more so now than ever. In June, Apple announced that it would soon be rolling out new privacy updates, Mail Privacy Protection (MPP), along with its new features in iOS15, potentially changing the way that email marketers track metrics. Changes will likely take effect in September when the update rolls out…

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Finding Flexibility in Deliverability

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Picking out a pair of shoes shouldn’t be difficult, but sometimes it is. Why? Because there are tons of options. And not every shoe works for every occasion. Choosing a deliverability strategy can feel the same way. In most scenarios, that trusty pair of running sneaks works perfectly, but sometimes you need a good pair of hiking boots to climb out of the trenches. And…

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From Spam to the Inbox: The Eargo Journey | Email Deliverability Unfiltered

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In this episode of our Email Deliverability Unfiltered, we’re joined by Ron Dorsey, the Director of Lifecycle Marketing at Eargo, a hearing aid manufacturer on a mission to help people hear life to the fullest. Together, we explore a real-life example of how best practices, careful planning, and patience work together to move Eargo from a spammy predicament back to the inbox. Watch Full Episode…

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Email Security Advice to Combat Attacks

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A compromise is beneficial when two parties are coming to the table to negotiate something they are at odds with. However, be it at work or at home, a compromised account favors only one party and the intent is not for the betterment of the relationship. Unless you’re following closely, a lot of compromises occur without much fanfare or significant news coverage. This is probably…

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Sending Domains. To Subdomain or Not To Subdomain?

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To subdomain or not to subdomain? That is the question or something along those lines. There are often so many questions that come in around sending domains that range from “What is it?” to “Does it matter?” to “Should I create a new domain” to “What do I use?” to “Why can’t I use that?” to “Oh, can I use this?” In this month’s roundup,…

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The Real Cost of Spam Complaints

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Let's face it, spam complaints happen. If you are sending email, you are bound to get a few spam complaints. But at what point do negative indicators, like spam complaints, start impacting your sender reputation and your ability to reach your subscriber’s inbox? Or when do they begin to raise the red flag or skyrocket to DEFCON 10 at your ESP? This month, we've asked…

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Deliverability Damage Control: Tips for Issue Mitigation | Email Deliverability Unfiltered – Episode 8

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Host: Lauren Meyer, VP of Industry Relations & Compliance at Kickbox Guest: Tamara Bond, Delivery Operations Manager at dotdigital Meet Tamara Bond Tamara is dotdigital’s Delivery Operations Manager and mail-server-tinkerer in chief. With over 7 years experience in bulk email delivery specifically, as well as a depth of knowledge in more general digital marketing & SaaS technology, she brings plenty of expertise on data-driven development,…

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Deliverability in 2020: A Look Back

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Between a global pandemic, the most controversial presidential election in US history, and a seemingly endless surge of important issues making headlines, 2020 delivered email marketers the perfect email storm. Some were able to weather the storm, even with the smallest of sea-faring ships, while others ended up shipwrecked along the shores of Inbox Island. Despite hoping life would return to normal after a few…

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Common Deliverability Myths, Debunked | Email Deliverability Unfiltered – Episode 7

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Host: Lauren Meyer, VP of Industry Relations & Compliance at Kickbox Co-Host: Brian Dayman, Marketing Manager at Kickbox With the increasing importance of deliverability in a more competitive email marketing world, marketers are looking to understand deliverability better. However, there are a lot of myths circling around the email community that need to be put to rest. Here are our top deliverabiliy myths, based on…

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How the Customer Experience Can Boost Email Engagement

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Email Deliverability Unfiltered - Episode 6 Host: Lauren Meyer, VP of Industry Relations & Compliance at Kickbox Guest: Kath Pay, Founder of Holistic Email Marketing Meet Kath Pay Kath is an email marketing veteran, frequent speaker, and CEO of boutique consultancy, Holistic Email Marketing, which delivers data-driven email marketing strategies that focus on the entire customer journey. Her new book, titled Holistic Email Marketing: A…

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Deliverability Resolutions to Keep in 2021

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A new year is a great time to hit the ‘Reset’ button and focus on a better version of yourself. For individuals, this can mean setting resolutions related to fitness, meditation or engaging in a healthier lifestyle. For businesses, it can be a chance to assess their past year’s performance and set goals for improving their email program moving forward. As we’re finishing up one…

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All About Permission | Email Deliverability Unfiltered – Episode 5

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Host: Lauren Meyer, VP of Industry Relations & Compliance at Kickbox Guest: Skyler Holobach, Senior Manager, Email Reputation at Pardot & Salesforce Marketing Cloud Meet Skyler Holobach Skyler Holobach is the Senior Manager, Email Reputation for Pardot & Salesforce Marketing Cloud. She is a leading expert on email policy, compliance and anti-abuse with more than 8 years of experience. Skyler was recently named Anti-Harassment Board…

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B2B Deliverability Challenges

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Any email marketer who’s spent time in the B2B world can tell you that it’s a whole different ball game than B2C. There are more destinations for a sender to monitor and inquire about when a deliverability issue rears its ugly head. There are more possible reasons why the deliverability issue occurred because there are typically more layers of filtering to get through before you…

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All About Email Authentication | Email Deliverability Unfiltered – Episode 4

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Host: Lauren Meyer, VP of Industry Relations & Compliance at Kickbox Guest: Matthew Vernhout, VP of Deliverability at Netcore Solutions Meet Matthew Matthew Vernhout is the VP of Deliverability North America for Netcore Solutions, the founder and editor-in-chief at EmailKarma.net and the founder of the Canadian Email Summit. Matt's resume is extensive because he's been working in email for 20 years. He's a very active…

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Help! I’m Stuck In the Spam Folder

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Are you one of those naughty email marketers who didn’t follow the advice we shared on our blog posts in September about holiday marketing tips and email list management? That’s ok. We’ve still got your back. This month, we’ve asked our guest experts to help you dig yourself back out of the spam folder and get back to being the good-natured email marketer we know…

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Understanding Sender Reputation | Email Deliverability Unfiltered – Episode 2

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When it comes to email deliverability, sender reputation is kind of a big deal. And by “kind of” we mean “very, very much”. Whether you land in the inbox or in spam is determined by the recipient’s mailbox provider (Gmail, Outlook, etc.), and the mailbox providers use sender reputation to determine whether you’re trustworthy enough to go to the inbox. Much like a credit score,…

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Email Deliverability Unfiltered: Email List Management

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This month's topic comes right on time as we enter Q4 and brace for what is bound to be the biggest online shopping season the marketing world has ever experienced. Now is usually the time marketers start adopting less than ideal list management practices. The consensus among all of us deliverability folks is a resounding, "Don't Do It!" But alas, those lofty marketing goals remain,…

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