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BIMI – More Than a Funny Name

BIMI – More Than a Funny Name...

If I told you there was a way you could gain more trust with your recipients for free, you’d be on board, right? It’s easy to understand why people jump at the opportunity to increase their brand reputation because the relationship between your brand and your recipients is extremely important. The more your recipients trust […]

  • 3 min read
  • June 25, 2019
Email List Building From the Ground Up

Email List Building From the Ground ...

Oh, email lists, one of our most visited topics ever. Without your list of recipients, your entire email campaigns would be all for naught. Regardless of whether you’re sending an automated onboarding campaign or your latest email marketing push, without a good mailing list, none of that matters. However, building a great email list is […]

  • 3 min read
  • June 21, 2019
Well, this is awkward — Dealing with a Sudden Blacklisting

Well, this is awkward — Dealing wi...

“This sucks. Blacklists suck. What is going on over at Barracuda? What did I do? This isn’t right!” – Senders and ESPs everywhere this past week. Listen, before everyone gets out their pitchforks and torches, let’s take a minute to breathe. For one, it’s not just you. Senders across all sending sizes and industries are […]

  • 2 min read
  • June 19, 2019
Snack Delivery Machine — Part 2, the Electronics and Tech

Snack Delivery Machine — Part 2, t...

Before we get technical, if you haven’t read our previous post about our wonderous snack machine, pop over and check that out first! We bought an off-the-shelf snack dispenser and turned it into a robot, but now it’s time to give it some brains. And by brains, we mean a raspberry pi. If you’ve read […]

  • 4 min read
  • June 14, 2019
Snack Delivery Machine — Part 1, the Mechanics

Snack Delivery Machine — Part 1, t...

Hacking on hardware is always fun, and it’s been a while since we’ve created something! In this brief series of blog posts, we are going to make an email controlled snack machine using a dry-food dispenser, a Raspberry Pi, a pair of stepper motors, and a little bit of 3D printing. This post is going […]

  • 3 min read
  • June 7, 2019
Email’s Not Dead – Mailgun’s New Podcast

Email’s Not Dead – Mailg...

Whenever someone says that they think email is on its way out, we always like asking them if they’ve checked their inbox in the past day. Nine times out of ten they have, so what’s the deal? Email has become so second nature that they forget how often they check it. By no means does […]

  • 2 min read
  • June 5, 2019
Soft Bounces – The Mysteries of Failures

Soft Bounces – The Mysteries o...

If you’ve been keeping up with the blog in the last few months, you’ve probably noticed us talk about email bounces and email bounce rates a lot. These are negative metrics that senders face every day, so we figured it would be good to give a little insight into them. There are two types of […]

  • 2 min read
  • May 31, 2019
Getting started with our Email Templates API

Getting started with our Email Templ...

Recently, we were thrilled to announce the launch of our recently implemented email templates API and templates design contest. While we went over where those templates came from, we only glossed over how to actually use them. For this week, we wanted to show you how you can get started with your own email templates, […]

  • 5 min read
  • May 31, 2019
Hard Bounces: The Brick Walls of Failure

Hard Bounces: The Brick Walls of Fai...

We’ve talked a lot about email bounces and email bounce rates as a whole in the past before, but we’ve really only ever dipped our toes into the different types of bounces — hard bounces and soft bounces. Why is that? Well, they’re the smaller components that makeup more complex deliverability issues. A cog in […]

  • 2 min read
  • May 29, 2019
Mailgun now supports AMP for Email

Mailgun now supports AMP for Email...

Chances are you’ve probably heard about Google bringing Accelerated Mobile pages (AMP) support for Gmail. AMP gives digital marketers and email senders the ability to create dynamic and actionable emails for their recipients. Our dev team has been working on getting our platform AMP ready, and now the cat is out of the bag. We’re […]

  • 2 min read
  • May 28, 2019

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