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  • Email DIY

Email Address Validation With External Services

Shruti Sridharan is a full stack Salesforce Developer with close to 3 years of experience working on almost every facet of the platform. She often blogs about everything that’s new on the Salesforce platform. Apart from that, Shruti speaks at various conferences, webinars and also leads the Women-in-Tech User Group and Student Group in her hometown. You can reach out to her via her website.

Shruti Sridharan
5 min read
  • What's new

Mailgun Festivus — The Airing Of Grievances For Black Friday Marketing Emails

The holidays are right around the corner — whether you like that cliché statement or not. While everyone is out enjoying their various festivities, we decided to celebrate a little differently this year. Mailgun Festivus is upon us! Before you ask, no, we don’t have an unadorned aluminum pole… yet. However, we felt like we should kick things off early and kick things off right. It’s time to start the airing of grievances.

Ashley Rodriguez
5 min read
  • Email DIY

Reverse DNS White Labeling — Hello, My Name Is…

DNS is about as old as the internet itself, and it’s easy to understand why. Domain names are way easier to memorize and remember than IP addresses, so DNS records were bound to catch on as more and more people started using the internet. Could you imagine remembering each IP address of the sites you wish to visit? That’d be a handful.

Michael Kane
3 min read
  • Email DIY

Mailgun + Dyspatch: Building A Bridge Between Developers And Marketers

Everyone knows that Mailgun is the email service built by and for developers who need a powerful email infrastructure. If you’re itching to learn more, take a minute to click around the website. We’ll wait.

Mailgun Team
4 min read
  • What's new

Scary Sending – Mailgun Halloween 2018

Halloween marks the start of the holidays for us here in the US, and a lot of marketing campaigns are ramping up right about now. Everyone can get easily stressed when creating these campaigns and might look towards sketchy practices to help their email campaigns.

Natalie Hays
2 min read
  • For devs

What Toasters And Distributed Systems Might Have In Common

A few months ago we released automatic IP Warm Up, but we never got to talk about how it’s implemented. Today, we’re going to peek under the hood and try to understand what makes our IP warm up tick. We’re going to start with some context, and then we’ll dive into the interesting technical details later in the post.

Anton Efimenko
15 min read
  • Security

The Bug Hunt Is On — Mailgun Goes Public With Bugcrowd

We talk a lot about security around here at Mailgun, but what exactly do we do about it? Besides features like 2FA and teaching users how phishers get your personal information; we want people to help us shore up our backend, too. That’s why today we’re happy to announce our public bounty offerings with Bugcrowd.

David Dobbins
1 min read
  • Email DIY

Email Open Rates: Decoded

Sending email is one thing; having someone open the email is another. Your open rate with any given list is one of the first measurements of success, and it should be. If you’re sending emails and nobody is opening them, chances are something in your strategy is mucking up your open rate.

Natalie Hays
4 min read
  • Best Practices

Epic Rep Battle – Marketing Versus Transactional Emails

Imagine this scenario — you’re a sender that is sending massive amounts of email left and right from the same domain without a care in the world about reputation. I bet you would feel like all that email will help warm your IP, right? Get yourself a good reputation with ISPs?

Natalie Hays
6 min read
  • What's new

Interview With A TAM

Tall tales spread about our Technical Account Managers around the office. Some say they never sleep nor eat, and others whisper of ungodly amounts of coffee consumed. So, who are they? Are our TAMs that mysterious?

Natalie Hays
4 min read
  • Security

Internet Security – Defending Against Spam

Did you know that an overwhelming majority of the email going around the interwebs each day is spam? You may ask yourself, “Why do people spam?” The short answer is, it’s lucrative.

Nick Schafer
9 min read
  • Security

Caught In A Phishing Line – What We Do And How You Can Protect Yourself

We’re not going to beat around the bush – phishing sucks. It sucks to fall for a phishing attempt, and it sucks to have phishers pose as you. We can go on and on about how to protect yourself from phishing (and don’t worry, we will by the end of this post), but we stopped and thought – have we ever talked about how phishing happens from our perspective?

Natalie Hays
5 min read

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