Summertime and the Blacklisting Is Easy: Tips to Steer Clear in the High Season

Summer is high season for email blacklisting. What can marketers do to avoid being put on the dreaded blacklist, which could effectively ruin their email ROI? Like most people, when I think about summertime I have images of long days, abundant sunshine, outdoor activities, weekends spent on the beach, barbecues, and ice cream running through my head. However, if you're an email marketer, you might... Continue »

What are the Advantages of a Shared IP Address vs. a Dedicated IP Address?

An important decision that all growing email marketers must address is deciding when emails should be sent from dedicated vs. shared IP addresses.  A dedicated IP address allows the sender full control of emails sent from their IP address. A shared IP address means other senders mailing campaigns utilize the same IP address. This is extremely important because one of the major factors... Continue »

A Marketer's Field Guide to Mail.ru

The Russian web-mail service, Mail.ru was launched in 1998. With more than 100 million active email accounts and 400 million total mailboxes, Mail.ru is the largest web-mail provider in Russia and on the European continent. The Postmaster and Anti-Abuse Team at Mail.ru are highly engaged with the public and have created an informative Postmaster page to help Senders understand what it takes to get... Continue »

Small Numbers, Big Returns (or how to increase the value of your email program by $1 million!)

I often talk to  clients about the financial value of their email programs. Sometimes this number is clearly defined but often it’s fuzzy at best, and non-existent at worst. This shouldn’t be surprising. In the DMA’s excellent “National Client Email Report (February 2014)” 40% of respondents said they were not able to calculate the revenue generated by their email marketing activities. Peter... Continue »

5 Ways to Prevent Blacklistings — the Genius Approach

“Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.” When Albert Einstein relayed this very wise message, he was decades removed from a world of computers and email marketing. However, Return Path email geniuses still follow this simple principle, helping clients prepare for problems before they occur. Blacklisting can be a major roadblock to inbox placement, so Return Path recently published... Continue »