There is a common misconception that when an email doesn't reach the recipient there is a problem with the sending system. I often get asked, in relation to Mailchimp, why Mailchimp isn't sending to some subscribers. Mailchimp email sending isvery reliable and all your email messages will get sent. … [Read more...] about Why doesn’t Mailchimp send to all my subscribers?
A question I get asked regularly in Mailchimp classes that I deliver is how Mailchimp knows if a subscriber has marked a campaign as spam. Quite simply, receiving servers alert Mailchimp when a recipient marks a Mailchimp campaign as spam or junk. Spam messages are a major problem; approximately … [Read more...] about How Mailchimp knows if subscribers have marked emails as spam
I use Xero to invoice my Mailchimp training and consulting clients. I love that I can quickly email invoices to clients who may then pay using credit card (via Stripe, my preferred payment gateway). As I email invoices to clients I need to be sure that my clients receive their invoices. Generally … [Read more...] about What you must know about Xero SPF records
A client contacted me earlier today regarding not being able to send a Mailchimp email campaign. When he went to send his email marketing email he received the following message: Mailchimp's abuse prevention system, Omnivore, has identified some issues with the addresses on your Newsletter that … [Read more...] about About Mailchimp High Abuse Complaints Warning
Way too often I get asked by organizations why emails that they send are automatically sent to the recipients spam (also called junk) folder. The recipient of course usually doesn't check their spam folder therefore they assume that they haven't received an email message from the sender. You must … [Read more...] about How being marked a spammer destroys your domain!
I use BleachBit to delete data on my computers. BleachBit is free software for Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OSX and BlackBerry that removes identifying information from your chosen files in addition to removing files that aren't needed on your computer and could lead to security issues. You are … [Read more...] about How to delete data securely
There are many things that can be done to minimize the chance of your Mailchimp EDM going directly to your subscribers spam folder. These include not using spammy words (e.g. You're a Winner! and Viagra)in your email, having enough text in your campaigns, adding necessary DNS SPF and DKIM records … [Read more...] about Help. My Mailchimp Campaigns go to Spam
A client of mine noticed, when importing a large number of email addresses into their Mailchimp list, that all Mailinator email addresses were being identified as having syntax errors. An import or even integration wouldn't get Mailchimp to accept these email addresses. The client had even … [Read more...] about Why Mailchimp won’t accept Mailinator
In your Mailchimp subscriber list you may have come across the four set categories of All Subscribers, Unsubscribed, Cleaned and Transactional. These names aren't altogether explanatory and I often get asked in Mailchimp training what each means so here is a brief outline: All … [Read more...] about What does ‘cleaned’ mean in Mailchimp?