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How To Improve Email Click-Through Rates

We all know that the internet provides the things we want and need with just a few clicks of a button. How many times have you seen ads that promise products, services, and huge “you’re our millionth visitor” prizes that are just one click away? Okay, we’re not saying that you should actually click on those ads—in fact, it’s probably best if you don’t. But the presence and capabilities of these ads does highlight an important concept in email marketing… click-through rates.

Mary Dolan
8 min read

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  • Email DIY

The Basics of SPF Records

What do you think of when you think of the term SPF? If you’re new to email, it probably makes you think of sunblock (it’s June, so we should probably put some on). But, as it turns out, there’s another type of SPF protection that’s a little more relevant to the email industry: SPF records.

Mary Dolan
6 min read
  • Email DIY

Dedicated vs Shared IPs: Which One Should You Use?

Ah, IP addresses. We’ve all heard of them, had them, and seen technically questionable movies where actors punch random keys on a computer and say stuff like, “They’re hacking our IP to access the mainframe!” Hollywood magic at its finest. But, as ubiquitous as they may seem, it can be difficult to know which kind of IP is right for you. These IP types are referred to as dedicated IPs and shared IPs, and each type has specific benefits. We’ll get you up to speed on dedicated versus shared IPs, and ensure that you know exactly how they can help you send messages, manage your domain reputation, and maybe even access a mainframe of your very own.

Mary Dolan
6 min read
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Force for Change: It's Time to Speak Out

There are moments when it becomes necessary to speak out and come together as a force for change.

Mailgun Team
2 min read

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  • Email DIY

How To Improve Email Click-Through Rates

We all know that the internet provides the things we want and need with just a few clicks of a button. How many times have you seen ads that promise products, services, and huge “you’re our millionth visitor” prizes that are just one click away? Okay, we’re not saying that you should actually click on those ads—in fact, it’s probably best if you don’t. But the presence and capabilities of these ads does highlight an important concept in email marketing… click-through rates.

Mary Dolan
8 min read
  • Email DIY

The Basics of SPF Records

What do you think of when you think of the term SPF? If you’re new to email, it probably makes you think of sunblock (it’s June, so we should probably put some on). But, as it turns out, there’s another type of SPF protection that’s a little more relevant to the email industry: SPF records.

Mary Dolan
6 min read
  • Email DIY

Dedicated vs Shared IPs: Which One Should You Use?

Ah, IP addresses. We’ve all heard of them, had them, and seen technically questionable movies where actors punch random keys on a computer and say stuff like, “They’re hacking our IP to access the mainframe!” Hollywood magic at its finest. But, as ubiquitous as they may seem, it can be difficult to know which kind of IP is right for you. These IP types are referred to as dedicated IPs and shared IPs, and each type has specific benefits. We’ll get you up to speed on dedicated versus shared IPs, and ensure that you know exactly how they can help you send messages, manage your domain reputation, and maybe even access a mainframe of your very own.

Mary Dolan
6 min read
  • Events

Force for Change: It's Time to Speak Out

There are moments when it becomes necessary to speak out and come together as a force for change.

Mailgun Team
2 min read
  • Email DIY

Understanding DKIM: How It Works and Why It's Necessary

As email usage and capabilities continue to grow, it’s important to make sure that your sender reputation is staying positive and secure. One of the best ways to do this is to use DKIM (short for DomainKeys Identified Mail). If the idea of yet another email acronym is throwing you off, don’t be alarmed. We’ll walk through the basics–and benefits—of DKIM to illuminate its purpose and value to sender organizations.

Mary Dolan
6 min read
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We Did It: Risk-Free Email Validation From Mailgun

As deliverability experts, we know how important a healthy email list is. It’s crucial to get emails into your recipients’ inboxes and to ensure you’re building a successful email program. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new bulk preview feature addition to our email validation service.

Jorge Miramontes
3 min read
  • Email DIY

Which SMTP Port Should I Use? Understanding Ports 25, 465, & 587

It's a common question that we receive here at Mailgun about SMTP port numbers. To ensure connectivity to our Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) endpoint, Mailgun offers multiple SMTP port options, but which one should you use to send email messages? We’ll take a historical look at each SMTP port and then we'll discuss today's methodology for outgoing mail usage.

Mailgun Team
7 min read
  • Best Practices

How To Improve Email Open Rates

Sending emails that don’t get opened can be frustrating—you’ve crafted the most engaging content, used a witty subject line, and even included a hilarious, relatable gif from The Office. What is going on with your low open rates?

Mary Dolan
8 min read
  • Best Practices

Preparing Your Email Infrastructure Correctly

With the number of global email users set to grow to a huge 4.48 billion users in 2024, email certainly is the right marketing channel for establishing seamless communication with your customer base. In fact, the number of emails sent and received every day across the world is projected to increase to over 347 billion daily emails by 2023. Therefore, if you leverage email marketing the right way, you can boost both your sales and ROI.

Kevin George
8 min read
  • Best Practices

When Should You Use An Email API?

In the worlds of email marketing and email technology, email APIs are a very important tool--they’re a big part of what we do here at Mailgun. However, if you have had little experience with them, email APIs may sound like just another confusing acronym to keep track of--like SEO, STO, and maybe even your ABCs (let’s be honest, Q doesn’t even sound like a real letter). But never fear--in this article, we’ll tell you exactly what an email API is, when you can use it, and how your usage can benefit your email delivery goals. Let’s get started!

Mary Dolan
5 min read
  • Best Practices

How To Improve your Email Delivery Rate

Done well, an email program is one of the most valuable tools at an organization’s disposal. It can help you achieve a high delivery rate, which is the rate at which your email is successfully delivered to a target audience. However, if done poorly, your program may result in low delivery rates, fewer customers, and delayed orders or services. Take a look below at four common delivery issues and how you can avoid them.

Mary Dolan
5 min read
  • What's new

Mailgun Partners with Verizon Media as View Time Optimization Provider

Today, we’re proud to announce our partnership with Verizon Media Group as the first View Time Optimization (VTO) campaign provider. 

Mailgun Team
2 min read

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