Simon Grabowski

Simon is CEO of GetResponse. In 1997 he started GetResponse Email Marketing with only $200 in his pocket. Today, he is the owner of several online businesses that serve a growing network of over 23.6 million people. Follow him on Twitter @simongrabowski.

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GetResponse CEO Statement Regarding the DDoS Attack (UPDATED)

UPDATE - Great news: We have managed to restore our outbound mailing capability. All emails that have been scheduled in the past days will now be sent, however it may still take up to several hours in order to provide the best possible deliverability.

Newly scheduled emails may have a bit longer delivery time as we are dealing with a quite large volume of emails that were scheduled in the past few days.

If you have any questions about your newsletters or account, please contact our Customer Service Department at http://app.getresponse.com/support.html (GetResponse 360 customers, please contact your Account Managers).

 

Dear GetResponse Customer,

As you may know, GetResponse has had a pretty rough weekend… We suffered a major outage caused by a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on an unprecedented scale, which has flooded our network and our data center (Windstream) with malicious traffic.
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4 Deceptive Email Subject Lines That Will Kill Your Business

A few days ago I had a meeting with our Compliance team, and we studied Subject lines of GetResponse users who didn’t play by the book. Today I’d like to share with you some of these “brilliant” ideas for Subject lines that are guaranteed to kill your reputation, your deliverability and your email marketing account.

So let’s look at some of the offenders… Read more

Gmail Now Displays Images By Default

Gmail has made an exciting change to how it handles images within emails, and I think you’re going to like this.

From now on, Gmail will never ask your subscribers to give permission to “display images below”. Instead, they will automatically display the images by default. Read more

A visionary passes away…

Steve Jobs, one of Apple’s founders, passed away on Wednesday.

 

Today we’ve lost an amazing visionary who built world’s most successful company and created some of the most innovative and beautiful technology products. Through them, he touched lives of millions of people and, indeed, changed the world. Some he could predict the future, but really he was building it… and driving it.

 

For us at GetResponse, Steve has been a massive inspiration and a mentor. He taught us about design (or rather how things work), focus and innovation. When building our own products we often ask ourselves: “is this simple enough?”… “will it just work?”… “is this innovative enough?”… “do we really need this feature?”, and I will admit: “what would Steve do here?”.

 

He will be dearly missed, but his legacy will carry on through millions he affected.