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 tried to … [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?
I received an email regarding Mailchimp delivery rates as follows. "We've been experiencing some problems in regards to our email reach. Whilst the report shows we've sent out an EDM to all 500 recipients, we've had clients on the list coming back to us stating they have not received anything at … [Read more...] about How to improve Mailchimp delivery rates
Google Adwords sent out their interest-based advertising policy update today. It included that the content of the ad cannot be related to the following topics: Personal hardships related to relationships (example: bereavement products or services) Personal hardships related to abuse and … [Read more...] about Don't use Mailchimp to promote these
Mailchimp recently advised of various changes to its awesome Mandrill transaction email service. The most significant change for small businesses and low volume senders is that there is now a minimum monthly subscription cost of $20. This relates to a high cost per send if your transactional email … [Read more...] about Mailgun, a free Mandrill alternative for WordPress