So, your last email campaign didn’t generate any hard bounces or complaints. That’s great! But (and it’s a big one), that doesn’t mean it’s clean. True email hygiene runs much deeper than removing undeliverable addresses. There are a wide variety of bad addresses that can mess up your email marketing ROI. It’s very difficult, if […]

What Is A Spamtrap? A valid, deliverable email address that is exclusively used to receive unsolicited email Incoming messages are monitored by human or automated processes May be virginal (i.e. a new email address) or re-purposed (i.e. previously used by a person) Appearance-wise, may be indistinguishable from any normal email address  Who Creates Spamtraps? ISPs […]

It has been a few weeks since the initial news broke in Ken Magill’s The Magill Report, but the email marketing world is still scratching their heads. Anti-spam agency Spamhaus put a Fortune 500 retailer on one of their blacklists… for typos. On top of it all, they enforced the blacklist during the holiday season. […]

Database Quality: The Foundation of Email Deliverability Bouncing emails are the scourge of any email marketing program. They can result in an array of negative outcomes including lowered response rates, lost revenues, wasted marketing resources, and, in the worst-case scenario, even blacklisting. Most email marketers keep a close eye on their email deliverability rate, as […]

We want to wish all of our FreshPerspectives readers a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2012! As we close out 2011, it’s a great opportunity to set priorities for the coming twelve months. Whether you’re new to email marketing or an industry veteran, consider these New Year’s Resolutions to help ring in a banner year in […]

With the holiday email season at hand, it’s an opportune time to discuss the double-edged sword of email marketing: the spamtrap. On the one hand, spamtraps are a valuable tool for identifying and fighting spam, defined as unsolicited bulk email (sometimes referred to as UBE). On the other, much to the dismay of email marketers, […]

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Return Path recently released its Global Email Deliverability Benchmark Report, 1H 2011, and aggregate email deliverability stats have essentially remained stagnant over the past five years. According to Return Path’s study, “email deliverability still plagues commercial email senders worldwide with only 81% of all permissioned […]

In this issue we return to our “Partner Insights” series, which we hope will provide you with answers to some of your most vexing issues. Your roving reporter had an opportunity to sit down (over email, of course) with Gregg Hanson, Manager of Support Services at NetAtlantic and ask a couple of questions of interest […]