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Spam Traps: What You Should Know

Spam Traps: What You Should Know...

Adam Rollins graduated from Texas State University’s Honors College with a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing. He has worked, since then, for a variety of companies, providing quality blog posts, articles, and e-books on a regular basis. Spam sucks — it always has, and it always will. You can rest assured that you haven’t missed out […]

  • 5 min read
  • March 22, 2019
Emoji in Email Subject Lines— Should You Use It?

Emoji in Email Subject Lines— Shou...

Emojis are showing up everywhere; seriously, they’ve got their own holiday to show for it (World emoji day; yes, it’s a thing.) They’re bright, attention-grabbing, and in places where space is limited like a mobile device — they save a ton of room. Naturally, this raises the question of whether or not they make sense […]

  • 5 min read
  • March 13, 2019
Email Bounce Rates: Shifting Focus Away From Failure

Email Bounce Rates: Shifting Focus A...

Oh, the elusive email bounce rate, the bane of email marketers everywhere. Everyone is eager to crack the code of email bounces and say what the ideal rate should be for any given sender. It’s easy to understand why given that you want your emails to land in the inbox and have great deliverability. More […]

  • 3 min read
  • March 8, 2019
No-Reply Emails: The Brick Wall of Email Communication

No-Reply Emails: The Brick Wall of E...

Automated emails – what’s not to love?  Email marketing campaigns sent out for customer birthdays, transactional email receipts, and really just about any email campaign you could think of could be automated to streamline any business. While there is a myriad of things that can go wrong with your automated email campaign, we feel like […]

  • 3 min read
  • March 1, 2019
When Transactional Email Preps 4 Million Contracts for E-Signature Every Month

When Transactional Email Preps 4 Mil...

Transactional emails spring people to action – especially when they’re the only thing standing in the way of happy clients and their dream home. For senders like SIGNiX, reliability is critical to successfully process e-signatures on time. Anthony Sims, Marketing Director at SIGNiX, tells us what it’s like to make the switch and partner with […]

  • 2 min read
  • February 22, 2019
Simplifying the Complex: The Basics of Transactional Email Dynamic Content

Simplifying the Complex: The Basics ...

Dyspatch is an email production platform that helps Enterprise organizations create and change transactional and triggered emails faster. There’s no getting around the fact that transactional emails are complicated. Unlike a web page, where you can usually count the number of browsers you need to support on one hand, coding any kind of email can […]

  • 4 min read
  • February 15, 2019
Google Postmaster Tools: Understanding Sender Reputation

Google Postmaster Tools: Understandi...

Tracking your sender reputation can feel a lot like tracking bigfoot. You do your best to key into the clues left out in front of you by the mysterious inbox service providers (ISPs) about your track record, but their true opinions on your sender reputation remain elusive. Unlike cryptids, which aren’t real (we think), ISPs […]

  • 4 min read
  • February 8, 2019
Build Laravel 5.7 Email Authentication with Mailgun and Digital Ocean

Build Laravel 5.7 Email Authenticati...

Connor Leech, our guest author, is a Software Engineer over at Stitch Labs. You can contact him through his email. The newly released Laravel version 5.7 adds a new capability to verify user’s emails. If you’ve ever run php artisan make:auth within a Laravel app you’ll know the feeling of pleasure and excitement when you see all of your register and login […]

  • 4 min read
  • February 5, 2019
Why are my emails going to spam? How it happens and how to fix it

Why are my emails going to spam? How...

No matter how many stars we wish on, some questions will never have simple answers — including email. Your email deliverability can feel a lot like the word “fetch” when you find your messages landing in spam. Still, as much as Inbox Service Providers (ISPs) can seem like mean girls, they have a big responsibility […]

  • 4 min read
  • February 1, 2019
Delivering HTML Emails with Mailgun-Go

Delivering HTML Emails with Mailgun-...

In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how you can send HTML emails with embedded images with mailgun-go. Before we dive into the code, lets first define the problem space and how we can use Mailgun to enhance the user experience of our application. Introducing Channel-stats Channel-stats is a Slack bot for collecting statistics on messages […]

  • 5 min read
  • January 25, 2019

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