My Challenge with Deliverability

I’m thankful to you for making all the efforts to get me delivered securely to subscribers. The door of every Inbox has a guard dog (ISP) who stands guard to deter and shoo away some of my (unauthorized) peers straight to the garbage bin (spam folder).

Just 79% of commercial emails worldwide, land in the inbox

That’s news of concern for me, as One of my Five friends (emails) fail to reach the intended recipient.

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Let’s get hold of some

High Sender Reputation

Errrr... How to quantify it!
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Well, ISPs and spam filters are getting hold of high sender reputation to assess whether the messages I bring to you should be blocked or let through. Besides, free online tools are also available that help indicate problem areas for you to address and improve your standing.

Believe me!

Your high IP and domain reputation is crucial, as that helps enhance your Sender Reputation. In fact, it helps ensure high deliverability so as to thwart your emails being delivered in the spam folder of your subscribers.

Deliverability Metrics to Boost SENDER REPUTATION

  • Decrease
    Bounce Rates
  • Beat Spam
  • Boost
    Clicks Rates
  • Enhance
    Open Rates
  • Avoid Spam
    Traps Hits


The Key to Email Deliverability

Make Way, I’m Frisked Safe!
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I understand that my (Email) authentication is vital and very similar to the security check you go through while entering airports. Not only does my confirmation help reduce spam and phishing by verifying the identity of my sender; it also helps maintain decent sender reputation as well.

Don’t worry! Just wear your (sender) ids - SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) - as they’ll be cross checked and verified by the ISP's to determine if you are real (friend) or a spammer so that they can be assured of my deliverability to an Inbox. Major ESPs like MailChimp, Campaign Monitor and Constant Contact provide me authentication support by providing their users DKIM, SPF and SenderID.

Email Deliverability is MORE than Just Targeting the Inbox


Well, my journey to the INBOX is more than just making me look awesome - stashing in some snazzy images, shooting it off to your opt-in list, and watching the customers roll in. Sender reputation is mainly measured by:

Email Deliverability Myths

Get Real with Me

How to Beat Poor Email Deliverability

Brave the Odds - Make Way to the INBOX!

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It is said that the simplest way to beat poor deliverability and ensure that I reach your Inbox seamlessly, is to remove people from your email list if they haven’t been opening, reading or clicking. But is list-cleaning just enough?

  • Ask Permissions

    Subscribers consider email Inbox to be a very private space. So besides considering the CAN-SPAM laws when sending unsolicited emails , take into consideration the perspective of customer relationship too.

  • Right Expectations

    Clarify the frequency of emails one would like to receive (viz. weekly, bi-weekly or monthly). Place a checkbox on your forms, confirming they understand what they will receive in their Inbox.

  • Avoid Deception

    Refrain from deception using unethical practices such as misleading subject line, hiding unsubscribe link and Hashbusting to camouflage spammy words and bypass content filters - as it will diminish your credibility.

  • Segmentation

    Emails with irrelevant, non-targeted content results in poor open rates, un-subscription & spam report. Create customer segmentation by analyzing metrics like who opened your email, who clicked-through, the accessed device & time.

  • Safe Sender’s List

    For emails to go straight to the recipient’s inbox, include a link in your email template requesting subscribers to add you to their safe senders list. If email server permanently rejects your email, stop mailing them.

  • Let Unsubscribe

    Add an ‘unsubscribe link’ to their emails that allows uninterested subscribers to opt-out of your email marketing – rather than hurting your sender’s reputation with ‘delete’ or ‘report spam’.

Winning Tips to Reach the INBOX

Follow the Rule of the Game

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  • I FEAR

    bulk emailing

    Avoid bulk emailing at the first go; increase your sends gradually when your delivery and open ratio increase.


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    Clear your lists on a regular basis and remove the hibernating and ‘dead’ contacts if they have been on the bounce or inactive list for long.


    frequency of email, frequency of newsletter

    Give preferences for your subscribers to choose the frequency of emails and newsletters they would like to receive from you.


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    Segment your list and schedule your email campaigns as per your contacts local time zone.


    spam email guidelines, esp guidelines for spam email

    Follow spamming guidelines from ESPs. Ensure your emails do not get marked as spam,as a few many spam marks may lead to your IP being blocked forever.


    unsubscribe emails

    Make it easy for the readers to unsubscribe and take the less damage route.

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