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Back to the Basics: Are You Testing Your Emails?

Ever send an email campaign only to get swamped by replies saying that it looks broken in subscribers’ inboxes? Nine times out of ten, broken campaigns come down to a failure to test before sending. Learn why email preview testing is one of the most important tools for email marketers.

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The Ultimate Guide to Email Image Blocking

One of the largest problems that email campaigns face is image blocking. Considering that 43% of Gmail users read email without turning images on, it’s more important than ever to make sure your emails are legible and actionable, especially when images can’t be seen.

Gmail Data Analysis Reveals Image Blocking Affects 43% of Emails

In December, Google announced that images in emails will now show automatically. We’ve kept a close eye on the increased open counts in Gmail—automatic image downloads have given us a unique opportunity to examine the impact that image blocking has had on email marketing for years. What we’ve learned is fascinating, and unveils a critical metric unknown to email designers before now.

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A Guide to Rendering Differences in Microsoft Outlook Clients

Microsoft has a long and complicated history with the email world. From founding the first free webmail service to building several variations of desktop mail programs, the tech giant’s influence on both business and consumer email messaging is vast. Over the years, Microsoft has expanded the “Outlook” brand to encompass nearly every email project it touches, leaving email industry pros puzzling over seemingly dozens of products using similar naming conventions—not to mention their associated rendering and support quirks.

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What You Need To Know About Image Caching In Gmail

Google has introduced a number of features to Gmail lately. Along with tabs in the new inbox and an updated mobile client, you can add image caching to the list of changes that affect email marketers. Image caching and how it affects email tracking can be a confusing topic. We take a look at Gmail’s changes and what it means for email marketers.

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8 Email Design Factors That Influence Action

What influences your subscribers’ willingness to open, click, and interact with your email? From subject lines and “from addresses” to images and landing pages, they all play a major role in determining whether your subscribers will engage with your email or not. You have about 3-4 seconds to grab your readers’ attention and interest them enough to open and read your email. In order to do this, you must design for your subscribers.

In the infographic below, we’ve outlined eight crucial steps that a subscriber goes through while interacting with your email, along with tips on how to make those interactions successful.