Comments on: Bulk Email Marketing Tips – The most cost effective Mass Mailing Solutions http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2008/06/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/ SEO industry Thoughts and Rants Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:21:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 By: Lynetta Toboz http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2008/06/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/comment-page-1/#comment-1202 Thu, 17 Jun 2010 19:41:16 +0000 http://www.search-marketing-answers.com/blog/2008/06/15/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/#comment-1202 Every day I am more amazed about online marketing due to observing the way in which the youger generations communicate with the outside world with technology. My 12 year old daughter just showed me a web system they had developed to manage areas of interest for their peer group. They needed to know how to generate advertising on the website to generate revenue. We are very happy.

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By: jack parler http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2008/06/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/comment-page-1/#comment-63 Thu, 30 Jul 2009 02:00:07 +0000 http://www.search-marketing-answers.com/blog/2008/06/15/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/#comment-63 Very nice information. Thanks for this. You are a very good blogger. I look forward to reading more information from you.

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By: Alan Bleiweiss http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2008/06/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/comment-page-1/#comment-12 Thu, 21 Aug 2008 03:47:29 +0000 http://www.search-marketing-answers.com/blog/2008/06/15/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/#comment-12 Kirsty,

Just to add to my answer – regarding outgoing email limits – contacting tech support at a particular service provider should give you that providers current policy. Most have a maximum for simultaneous as well as per hour sends. Typically this would be 20 – 50 at a time, or 500 per hour, or some mix. Again though, ISPs can and do change their policies when it suits them and they don’t contact all of their clients in advance.

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By: Alan Bleiweiss http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2008/06/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/comment-page-1/#comment-11 Thu, 21 Aug 2008 03:35:12 +0000 http://www.search-marketing-answers.com/blog/2008/06/15/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/#comment-11 Kirsty

If you are trying to learn what rules Yahoo or any major ISP has for detecting spam, you’re going to continue to be hard pressed to learn the answer. While major ISPs are all hoping to have an established set of benchmarks that says “this is spam”, the actual methods used on the internal server level are typically considered proprietary unless they use an open source solution, and even then, the big players would most likely either modify the open source technology or supplement it in some secret way, simply because they don’t want spammers to find holes in the system.

The other fact to remember is that spammers are always trying to find workarounds so the ISPs, no matter what their policy was yesterday, will always attempt to improve their detection methods today, in the hopes of a more secure tomorrow. And let’s not forget that every provider has their own methods – some overlay other ISP policies, some are unique to each ISP.

I think what it comes down to is not how they handle and treat header identity such as through Domain Keys, or whether they use a comparison to their own database of open relay flagged domains (the way ORDB.org used to), but instead – what are the best practices for someone who runs mail servers?

It’s always my opinion that whether it’s the IT staff that maintains the mail servers, or the marketing team responsible for the content of the email – if they’re not following industry best practices, they’re leaving themselves vulnerable to being blocked.

To this end I would suggest exploring MAAWG (The Messaging Anti Abuse Working Group). They’re made up of some of the biggest players including Yahoo, AOL, Verizon, AT&T, Google, McAfee, Symantec, Microsoft and about a hundred other message handling (web, email, mobile) organizations on a global scale.

They have a number of best practices documents online at
http://www.maawg.org/about/publishedDocuments

Hope this helps!

Alan

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By: Kirsty Hughes http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2008/06/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/comment-page-1/#comment-10 Wed, 20 Aug 2008 23:49:58 +0000 http://www.search-marketing-answers.com/blog/2008/06/15/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/#comment-10 Hi Alan, thanks for your useful article. I produce email campaigns on behalf of clients, using New Zealand-based compliant bulk email providers (like Smartmail and Mailprimer); I’m a reseller and a big advocate for their services. But I do get a LOT of questions from people running their own lists and servers (using things like ListServe or even just Outlook) about ISPs current and future treatment of their bulk sends. Yahoo!Xtra deliver about 60% of the emails in New Zealand, but I’ve found it (so far) impossible to find anyone here who can tell me about their bulks sending policy, or even about their DomainKeys and dedicated IP application processes. Any tips on how to get information like this out of the ISPs? Or have you found a website that contains any of this information (for example, the outgoing email limits).

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By: Alan Bleiweiss http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2008/06/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/comment-page-1/#comment-13 Tue, 17 Jun 2008 19:33:32 +0000 http://www.search-marketing-answers.com/blog/2008/06/15/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/#comment-13 John

I’m always on the lookout for better solutions for my clients. How is ReachMail.com lower cost than ConstantContact.com? Your site’s pricing page lists the cost of sending 10,000 email messages a month at $109.95 per month whereas Constant Contact charges $150 a month for up to 10,000 addresses but you can send as many email messages as you want to that list in one month.

So if you send out one newsletter a week, that’s the equivalent of sending 40,000 addresses for $150 a month at CC, but at ReachMail, it would cost $349.95.

If I’m missing something here please let me know

Alan

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By: John Murphy http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2008/06/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/comment-page-1/#comment-14 Tue, 17 Jun 2008 14:00:24 +0000 http://www.search-marketing-answers.com/blog/2008/06/15/bulk-email-marketing-tips-the-most-cost-effective-mass-mailing-solutions/#comment-14 Another option to consider if email deliverability is high on your requirements is ReachMail.com I work at ReachMail and we have all of the deliverability tools built in including your own IP address, delivery monitoring and blacklist alerts. We’re also lower cost.

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