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Spam filters and deliverability: staying on the good side of mailbox providers

Spam is everywhere. Literally. You’ve probably noticed this yourself, just by looking through your inbox, but what actually gets through to you is a minimal fraction of what gets sent every day. Mailbox providers see a colossal amount of spam – or worse, fraudulent or phishing – emails coming their way. It’s a bigger amount than you might be able to imagine, and that’s why mailbox providers need spam filters that do a really good job at identifying these messages before they reach your inbox.

Alexandre Zibrick
9 min read
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Email Bounces: What To Do About Them

Email bounces (which make up part of your total delivery) occur when an email cannot be delivered to a recipient’s inbox. You will usually receive an auto-reply to your message that gives you a reason for the delivery failure. There are two types of bounces you can run into when sending email — hard bounces and soft bounces.

Mailgun Team
7 min read
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The Basics of Email Dark Mode

It may be the literal dark side of email, but dark mode isn’t a trend you can run away from. So, buckle up and get ready to learn what makes dark mode in email so popular, how it can help your deliverability, and how to optimize your emails for dark mode.

Mary Dolan
10 min read
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The Top Email Clients and Email Apps of 2021

We’ve all been there – struggling to send a perfectly-targeted campaign, trying to figure out which clients our audience uses, and wondering how we can make sure our email looks and sounds great no matter where and how they’re viewing it. What can possibly solve these problems? Don't worry, we're here to help.

Mary Dolan
12 min read
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How To Build An Email List The Right Way

Look, we know list collection might sound less cool than other email topics. It’s really, really tempting to focus only on the ways you can get more potential customers and a long email list no matter what. But no matter how big your list is, unless your contacts gave you consent to email them, you won’t see great results. Plus, your email service provider will get mad at you, and that’s no fun. Let’s take a look at what consent is and how you can use it to build a healthy email list.

Nick Schafer
10 min read
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Sunset Policies: Allowing Unengaged Recipients to Ride Off into the Sunset

In the final scene of the classic Western Shane, the titular character rides off into the sunset. The ambiguous ending has been debated for decades, but the result is the same. Shane is moving on, and we will never truly know his fate. Like Shane, you should consider when it is time to move on—in email terms, that means letting low or zero engagement recipients “ride off into the sunset” via sunset policies that clean unengaged contacts from your mailing lists.

Travis Walton
6 min read
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Happy Festivus: Email Deliverability For The Holiday Season

How do you ensure great email deliverability for the holiday season? Read these tips from our Vice President of Deliverability, Kate Nowrouzi, and discover how you can stay on the holiday email nice list.

Kate Nowrouzi
6 min read
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The Science and Art of Gmail Deliverability

Gmail inboxes generally make up over 50% of a marketer’s email list. Given that data, it’s highly advisable to set up your current sending infrastructure and strategy to maximize your deliverability with Gmail. That said, Gmail has a highly sophisticated email system, but we have a good idea about what works.

Kate Nowrouzi
7 min read
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Why Email Validation Is Vital For Your Inbox

In life, there are always going to be moments when you want (and need) verification. When it comes to your email program, there is one verification tool that stands out as a necessity: email validation. Email validation can make or break your email program… and we’ll give you the rundown on what it is and how it can be used to your advantage.

Mary Dolan
6 min read
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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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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
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4 Tips To Improve Your Email Deliverability In 2021

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
7 min read

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