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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, we recommend configuring reply behavior to fill the From line with the mailing lists address rather than

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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 emails to the members of the contact list of the compromised account.  Ever receive email FROM:

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Unsubscribes Happen

Does your Marketing email contain the same message over and over again, sending to the same list of people, over and over again?  Most likely, your message changes, with fresh content and the right call to action, ideally the call to action will get the right response from your list subscribers. The right response doesn’t include unsubscribing, but unsubscribes happen. You can’t stop them so why make it difficult when someone is saying “I want off you list”. Most people will generally opt-out of permission email for the same reasons: Your Messages Lack relevance You send too often Your recipient

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Unsubscribe Compliance Rules for Email Senders

Oh no, it’s you again. In the past month, didn’t I unsubscribe from your newsletter at least 3 times.  What a pain: you keep coming back.  I really did follow the unsubscribe instructions that were buried in your newsletter:  I even received a confirmation that said I was off your list and here you are again, in my in-box!  This time I have permanently filtered all messages from your domain to my junk folder.  And please be reassured that I never will read or visit anything concerning your products or services again. Better yet, I’m going to report you to

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What Route Does My Email Travel?

Email authentication procedures are designed to provide email senders a way to take responsibility for the email they send.  These procedures give the email recipients (receiving ISPs) ways to authenticate any senders email, such as email coming from an  Email Service Provider, as it provides a clear sender identity.  When such procedures are in place an email may take the following route before it is read. Compose your email campaign Send your campaign The sending entity Identifies the recipient Processes the message Constructs the headers Sends your email to the recipients’, receiving mail serve The receiving Mail Server Processes the messages Authenticates

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Quick Tips for Email Marketers, Land Here To Learn More

Theoretically, in-coming campaigns, promotions and marketing emails are all about getting the right content in the right place and the right time.   If successful, you will have managed to create a positive avenue for your marketing activities and people will love to hear from you. To Keep the love, avoid sending emails that are non-relevant, boring or annoying (what you again!).  Promote yourself as the solution to their problem by highlighting, emphasizing, and presenting the benefits of your service.   One way to do this is by using a landing page that is: Designed specifically for the one offer you are

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Are there rules when you want to put your two cents in this Discussion List?

Discussion Lists are based on a group of people of like interests, using email to “discuss” their interests among one another. They are online communities without boundaries. Unlike the traditional announcement list, the discussion list facilitates two-way communication among its members as members can read all posts to the list and can reply to the topic at hand. Internet etiquette for email discussion lists covers acceptable online behavior for group communication: from ones manners to one’s action.  In fact, members or subscribers of most discussion lists expect fellow members to follow some sort of standard set of rules, rules that

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