Canada’s New Anti-Spam Act: What You Need to Know

On July 1st, 2014 we’re going to see a dramatic change when it comes to sending out emails to Canadian IP’s. That’s right, it is the inevitable coming of CASL (Canada’s Anti-Spam Act). Most businesses that advertise, sell, or get customers through emails are at the edge of their seats screaming bloody Mary. However, if you know your facts, you can prepare and calmly await the day that changes all.

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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

6 Tips to Avoid Your Subscriber’s Spam Folder

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

Unsubscribe magic

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