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Mandrill is a service by Mailchimp for reliable transactional email sending. Whether you use Shopify, WooCommerce, Bigcommerce or even WordPress you should be using a service such as Mandrill to ensure that your emails have the best chance of being received. I get lots of people that use all sorts … [Read more...] about Fix the Mandrill SPF Error
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