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FML, Every Email I Send Goes To The Gmail Promotions Tab

The Gmail promotions tab. Some people love it, some people hate it, some people love to hate it. For many of us email marketers, when we find our witty subject lines and email campaigns filed under the Gmail promotions tab instead of the primary inbox, we say something along the lines of:

Chris Farmer
7 min read
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FML, I’m On An Email Blocklist. What Do I Do?

The holidays already come with mounting anxiety. Will I find a Nintendo Switch for the kids? Your mom’s going to stay here for how long?! Will there be eggnog? So when you find either your domain name or IP address on an email blocklist, it’s easy to overreact.

Travis Walton
5 min read
  • Email DIY

Introducing The 5 User Roles: Keep The Riffraff Out Of Your Mailgun Account

You probably don’t want this guy touching your API keys. And you definitely don’t want this guy adjusting the settings of your domains.

Josh Odom
4 min read
  • Email DIY

Mailgun For Non-Devs: Leveraging An Email Marketing Platform

This guest post comes from Ongage, a front-end email marketing platform that integrates nicely with ESPs like Mailgun and empowers you to do some seriously advanced things with your marketing emails.

Mailgun Team
5 min read
  • Best Practices

Black Friday & Cyber Monday: 5 Tips To Stand Out In A Crowded Inbox During The Holidays

Stores are busting out wreaths and giant bows. Santas are sitting in shopping malls. There’s a faint chill in the air (or at least that’s what we’re told; we’re based in Texas).

Nicole Jacobson
8 min read
  • What's new

How Quickly Can Mailgun Process My Messages? Introducing The Rapid Fire Delivery SLA

This was originally published on November 2, 2017. For big senders, getting a lot of messages out the door in a very short period of time can be especially challenging. Once your message is set up, you want it to reach inboxes in seconds, not hours, and we want to make sure that happens.

Josh Odom
6 min read
  • For devs

How And Why We Adopted Service Mesh With Vulcand And Nginx

Over the past year, service mesh has officially become a thing, thanks to the launch of Istio (a joint collaboration between IBM, Google, and Lyft) and the adoption of linkerd by big companies like PayPal and Ticketmaster. So what is a service mesh, why have we adopted it at Mailgun, and how are we using it to deliver our software?

Derrick Wippler
6 min read
  • Email DIY

Getting Started With Mailgun: An Introduction To The Platform

When you first get started with any new software, it can take some time to fully understand the feature set and master the platform-specific tools available. This can be really frustrating.

Chris Hammer
4 min read
  • Email DIY

A Practical Guide To Using Mailgun’s Webhooks

This guest post comes from Opeyemi Obembe, a Mailgun customer based in Nigeria. When we saw Opeyemi’s tutorial on how to set up webhooks, we knew we needed to share it with you. Not only is Opeyemi’s methodology rock solid, but he’s the type of developer we love supporting.

Mailgun Team
8 min read
  • Email DIY

Tags Explained: Gaining Useful Insights From Email Segmentation

Companies often use the same sending domains or IP addresses to send various types of messages. While this is a really convenient way to send messages, it can be hard to figure out how each discrete message type is performing. This is where the idea of tagging or categorizing your emails comes into play.

Josh Odom
5 min read
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Can You Guarantee Better Email Deliverability?

Everyone wants better deliverability. It’s a worthy goal. When messages don’t reach inboxes, you’re missing out on an opportunity to connect with customers, plus you’re having to pay to send emails to people who will never see those emails. The thought of your messages bouncing or landing in spam…

Nick Schafer
6 min read
  • What's new

Announcing New Analytics Features To Maximize Your Email Performance

We often emphasize the importance of sending more engaging emails. It helps your emails get delivered, keeps you out of spam folders, boosts open rates and clicks, and makes for happy customers. But without the right reporting tools, it can be pretty hard to tell how engaging your emails really are.

Josh Odom
5 min read

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