Bulk Email Address List Verification, Validation, and Cleansing Platforms and APIs

Email marketing is a blood sport. In the last 20 years, the only thing that’s changed with email is that good email senders continue to get punished more and more by email service providers. While ISPs and ESPs could totally coordinate if they wanted to, they simply don’t. The result is that there’s an adversarial relationship between the two. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) block Email Service Providers (ESPs)… and then ESPs are forced to block

Email Marketing Metrics: 12 Key Performance Indicators You Should Be Monitoring

As you view your email campaigns, there are a number of metrics that you need to focus on to improve your overall email marketing performance. Email behaviors and technologies have evolved over time – so be sure to update the means by which you monitor your email performance. Note: Sometimes you’ll see that I utilize Email Address and other places, Email in the formulas below. The reason for this is that some households actually share

How to Validate Your Email Authentication Is Set Up Correctly (DKIM, DMARC, SPF)

If you’re sending email at any type of volume, it’s an industry where you’re assumed guilty and have to prove your innocence. We work with a lot of companies assisting them with their email migration, IP warming, and deliverability issues. Most companies don’t even realize that they have a problem at all. The Invisible Problems of Deliverability There are three invisible problems with email deliverability that businesses are unaware of: Permission – Email service providers

What is Email Authentication? SPF, DKIM, and DMARC Explained

When we work with large email senders or migrate them to a new email service provider (ESP), email deliverability is paramount in researching the performance of their email marketing efforts. I’ve criticized the industry before (and I continue to) because the permission of email is on the wrong side of the equation. If internet service providers (ISPs) wish to guard your inbox from SPAM, then they should be managing the permissions to getting those emails