Webinar: The Email Marketer's Guide to Outlook.com

The last, but definitely not least, webinar in our Email Marketer’s Field Guide series, focuses on Outlook.com, the webmail provider formerly known as Hotmail. Melinda Plemel and I will cover the following hot topics as they relate to Outlook.com: How do I get unblocked at Hotmail? Why do emails land in the spam folder at Hotmail and Outlook.com? What is Microsoft’s SRD program and how is it used... Continue »

Less is More: OptionsANIMAL Expands Reach and Revenue by Reducing File

Email acquisition program boosts customer engagement with Inbox Insight, new segmentation strategy In 2013 online trading education platform OptionsANIMAL noticed a significant change in their inbox placement rates (IPR). After trying to combat the problem in a number of ways, including changing email service providers, OptionsANIMAL suspected that the source of the issue was their mailing list,... Continue »

Happy 10th Birthday, Gmail!

April 1st marks the 10th anniversary of Gmail. Not even out of elementary school yet, and Gmail is already the #1 webmail service in the world (and a side note that Hotmail will finally be of legal age to vote this 4th of July). Picture it: March 31, 2004. I was most likely in my Hotmail account deleting emails to stay under the 2MB storage cap. On the next day, Google announced its email service,... Continue »

Return Path’s New Email Diagnostic Solution Helps Brands Reach Gmail Inboxes

1-800-Baskets and Publishers Clearing House Among Brands Using Inbox Monitor’s Mailbox Provider-specific Diagnostics to Increase Inbox Placement Return Path, the global leader in email intelligence, today announced a new analytical solution that helps email marketers combat declining inbox placement at major mailbox providers, including Gmail. Now part of its Inbox Monitor product, Return Path’s... Continue »

Step away from the spam button. The unsubscribe opportunity.

Here at Return Path, we’re great advocates of transparency and believe that trying to hide your opt-out link somewhere deep in your email, or behind a login page usually means that you’re frustrating your subscribers. Frustrated subscribers leads to more complaints and more complaints leads to email landing in the junk folder. Recently we heard that Gmail have been listening to their users,... Continue »