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Spring Cleaning, Its Time to Clean the Email Spam Filter

Spring Cleaning, Its Time to Clean the Email Spam Filter The Holidays are over.  In most parts of the world, the winter doldrums have set in.  People go to work daydreaming of warmth and vacations.  The weather seems to be a tossup of sunny and cold or dreary and cold with no change in sight.  Snowstorm predictions this time of year is as common as email marking. Did I say Common?  Is your email as common as snowstorms in the month of February? February, normally cold, not much to do,  you would think everyone has more time to read your

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Email List Hosting, Cheap & Free

Email List Hosting, Cheap & Free You are running a top notch well know nonprofit agency, in charge of projects from fund raising to membership drives. Most if not all your work is done online, so you pick and choose the products that will give you the most bang for your buck, and believe free is even better. You wonder if free is always better recalling the saying “you get what you pay for” as opposed to “the best things in life are free”.  You’re on a budget so you subscribe to the later and run things accordingly. For your

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EXTRA – EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT “Email Service Provider Just Fired Their Number 1 Customer”

EXTRA – EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT “Email Service Provider Just Fired Their Number 1 Customer” As email became the marketing tool of this century, I often thought my fellow ESP’s (Email Service Providers) would benefit from a customer Black List.  Most  ESP’s, including Dundee Internet,  vett prospects before we put our reputation on the line, so to speak; a customer Black List would make that process a whole lot easier. With an industry specific Black List, we could know all about our new potential customers:those that didn’t pay their bills, reversed credit card payments or worst yet are SPAMMERS. 

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The Holiday Season Email Marketing Challenge Is Here*

The Holiday Season Email Marketing Challenge Is Here* What type of challenges will you face this season? Delivering the right message at the right time? Will unsubscribes be your top concern? Are your subscribers even reading your newsletters? Divert the challenges of the season using Lifecycle emails. Start by classifying the subscribers of your current email campaigns into different Lifecycle categories: Engaged customers – they love your emails’ Potential or interested customers – they’re promising but not on board yet Disinterested or lethargic customers – For the most part, they have lost interest in you. Using specific categories will give

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SPAM for Fun and Profit

SPAM for Fun and Profit Sending SPAM for profit is a big business.   SPAMMERS are notorious for getting their messages out no matter what the cost. They hop from ESP to ESP – burning bridges as they go.  They are known to recruit anyone they can with a computer to send their SPAM for them.  Haven’t you seen the offers to send mass email from your home computer for cash?  This makes YOU a SPAMMER, which in the end, will get you kicked off your ISP. Spammers know,  not everyone is interested in the promise of Enhanced Sexual Prowess and

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The Technicalities of Email Marketing

The Technicalities of Email Marketing On a scale of 1 to 10, how do you rank your email campaigns? Do you believe they are in the top ten and should have an excellent rating or do you rank them on the bottom of the scale, poorly rated with only a sometime average ranking? It’s interesting to note that according to online sources only %5 of email marketers give themselves an excellent rating while most fall in the average or poor category. Mail is complicated. If you’re in the majority (average or poor) do you rate your campaigns lower because of

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Have you heard? AOL recently changed their email acceptance policy – and it could affect you!

Have you heard? AOL recently changed their email acceptance policy – and it could affect you! Dear Dundee Internet, What’s “uncategorized failure” all about? My posts– or, it seems, posts from anyone else using AOL–aren’t appearing in my inbox and weren’t yesterday. What’s up? Thanks for your assistance, Mr. Edwards ———————- Dear Mr. Edwards, It appears that AOL has followed Yahoo’s lead and has implemented a DMARC p=reject policy.  This breaks all mailing lists worldwide for anyone using a yahoo.com, and now aol.com, From: addresses. AOL, recommends changing the list parameters like this: “For mailing lists, also known as listservs,

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Have you heard? Yahoo recently changed their email acceptance policy – and it could affect you!

Have you heard? Yahoo recently changed their email acceptance policy – and it could affect you! Yahoo recently changed their email acceptance policy to combat network attacks against their users from bad people using a yahoo.com addresses that are not sent via a yahoo.com server.   Yahoo’s decision to reject this class of email fixes their problem but breaks everyone else who sends legitimate email via an Email Service Provider (ESP). Yahoo has been fighting ongoing phishing attacks for a long time.  These attacks attempt to compromise legitimate yahoo user accounts.  Once compromised the hacker can then send SPAM and phishing

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