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Articles for June, 2012

Attack of the Dictionary! What is a Dictionary Attack?

Recently we were asked a question regarding what a dictionary attack was. A “dictionary attack” is something that is prohibited under the CAN-SPAM law, and sounds like some sort of b-movie. While we of course know that none of you would ever engage in a dictionary attack, it is good to know what it is. […]

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Do Images in Email Affect Its Delivery to the Inbox or Junk Folder

Relying on images in email marketing can hurt you for a few reasons: 1) It can increase the likelihood that your email will be marked as spam, and, 2) because so many services such as Gmail, and email programs such as Outlook, automatically block images, it can be detrimental to the effectiveness of your email if much of the impact of it was visual. Even when email applications don’t block images by default, many users are being advised to disallow images in incoming emails.

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Subject Line Mistakes That Are Sending Your Emails to the Junkbox

There are certain buzzwords that could be a ding against your email when it comes to spam filters. Spam filters, such as SpamAssassin, are commonly used computer programs that are used to filter email spam by integrating the program with the user’s mail server. The filters apply certain criteria to determine whether an email is […]

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Beware of Onslaught of LinkedIn Emails

As many of you have heard by now, social networking site LinkedIn had a security breach of its database of passwords, with 6.5 million encrypted passwords being uploaded to a Russian hacking forum. Now there appears to be a spam campaign circulating, although whether it is coincidental, or strategic timing, remains to be determined. The […]

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A Short History of Spamming to Help You Today

For those of you who have read the intro of our Email Deliverability Handbook, you know that we mentioned that the first true marketing email didn’t arrive until 1978, when a company called DEC (which became part of Compaq, now HP) sent an invitation to the product launch of a new machine to all addresses […]

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