Deliverability can be challenging to understand, but it’s a critical part of a healthy email marketing program. Before your subscribers can open (and hopefully click!) on any emails, they must first receive them in their inboxes.
We sat down with Lauren Meyer, VP of Deliverability at Mailjet, to tackle some of the trickiest deliverability topics you may not know about.
The terms “hard bounce” and “soft bounce” are commonly used as broad descriptions for whether or not the email address should be mailed to again at a later date. And while there can be lots of grey area around them from a technical standpoint, here’s what you need to know when it comes to adjusting your email marketing efforts.
Understanding email authentication isn’t easy, and in most cases, it isn’t something email marketers can handle all by themselves. Still, as the voice of your brand, every email marketer should have a basic understanding of email authentication and DMARC, and how to use the tools available to help protect your brand from email fraud.
To bring a little more clarity into the confusing world of email authentication, we sat down with Steven Jones, Executive Director of DMARC.org, and asked him everything we ever wanted to know about email authentication and DMARC.
Email marketers often ask: “Why did my email end up in spam?” Deliverability remains a mysterious and difficult subject to tackle. Three key factors influence your deliverability: identification/authentication (your infrastructure), reputation (a receiver’s rating of your sending domain and IP addresses), and content. What’s the easiest to control? Your content.
As email marketers, we strive to produce great content and work to build emails that drive brand awareness, engage our customers, and encourage prospects to purchase our products. It sends a shudder down our spine to think about landing not in our subscriber’s inbox, but in the dreaded spam folder. It’s our duty to build something great, not spammy.
Yet deliverability is a tricky thing to master, in part because there’s a lot of technical language to learn. Here are 28 deliverability terms you need to know as an email marketer.
I heard a great story recently from one of our customers about his experience with spam filters. Rick Ross at DZone told me he’s always careful to test his emails across a range of spam filters – in particular SpamAssassin…