Did you know that almost 800 tests are run on each email to determine if they are spam? It’s almost a miracle that most, if not all, email misses the spam folder. Of course, they do say, “Don’t worry too much about specific rules within SpamAssassin. The rules catch spam. If your email isn’t spam, you shouldn’t be matching the rules. Even if you do hit an occasional rule, unless your email actually is spam, it shouldn’t score high enough to be a problem.” Read more
According to research by MarketingSherpa, one out of every six emails never reaches the intended recipient, because it is blocked mistakenly by a spam filter. And according to Visualize.Yahoo, the spam filters in Yahoo! Mail put a halt to four out of five emails during their email verification process.
The blogosphere is a gigantic, endless conversation, taking place all across the globe. At GetResponse, we’re committed to being part of that conversation. Read more
Nowadays, one can easily purchase a database with over a million email addresses for about $300. What next? Just upload your list using an existing or new email marketing account, send the offer to these “fresh” leads and wait for the great results? Actually, NO, this isn’t the way it works.
Spam complaints are every marketer’s worst nightmare. If you want to know who’s responsible for routing your messages to junk folders and what Hollywood has to do with spam filters, today’s blog post was crafted just for you!
There are still email marketers who view the unsubscribe link as necessary, but a totally scary part of email marketing. They want to keep it as far away from their readers as possible. They use old tricks like putting 50 spaces at the end of the email, or changing the background to match the font color. Read more
Are you confused by some of the spam complaints you’re getting – for NO apparent reason?! Are you doing your best to avoid spam words and following best practices, yet still getting flagged from time to time? GetResponse is working day and night to make sure your messages go through Read more
From fields?! Really? Sure, we know you use these every day, but we’d like to highlight some areas that may benefit from your attention. For example, did you know? According to a Jupiter Research study, nearly one-third (31%) of email marketers surveyed said their biggest challenges were blacklists and SPAM filters. In fact, the problem of legitimate email with “accurate” header information being stuck in filters (“false positives”) is getting worse.
Surprise! We’re not talking about video email marketing − this is really about how to avoid SPAM using GetResponse Multimedia Studio!
Perhaps you read our previous posts on “SPAM – why did they do that” and “Build trust with the CAN-SPAM complaint footer”. Now we want to give you some useful tips on how to create and send emails with high-impact graphics, photos and, yes, video − AND avoid any hints of SPAM scandal!
A couple of days ago we wrote about why recipients mark your messages as SPAM. We received some good feedback and since we agree that it’s an important subject – especially with the upcoming holiday “spammathon”, we decided to follow up with some more basics…
SPAM is a “four-letter word” that can make you furious when you don’t understand the reasons behind it, or give you a few sleepless nights before a big campaign. Now we’re pretty sure that you know the basic SPAM words such as “sex”, “drugs”, “Viagra” or “for free” and “no cost”. But there are many more words and phrases that can cause that your messages to be blocked by ISP SPAM filters, and the list grows longer every day!
So we decided to do our own research and discover the most common words and phrases you should avoid using in your title, subject line, and message content.
It’s not the entire SPAM list, of course, but at least it will highlight the “big offenders” so you can bookmark or print it out to make sure your email marketing campaigns avoid the “curse of SPAM!” and hit their targets every time!