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Gmail’s Spam Feedback Loop: SendGrid’s First-hand Experience

Dear Gmail Team, Gmail will be 10 years old next month. Congrats! I love the innovations you’ve made over the past decade. Thanks to you, my email is more useful and accessible than it ever was. I’m delighted by the Gmail feedback loop, one of those behind the scenes innovations that regular users won’t notice. Since I am responsible for keeping SendGrid’s email stream clean, I am especially grateful for the helpful data that’s now available to trustworthy email service providers. SendGrid’s anti-spam team has been making effective use of the spam feedback you share. It identifies spammers that other

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SPOILER ALERT: Cloudmark’s 2013 Global Messaging Threat Report Findings About SMS Spam

While your email program is humming along, spammers are still hard at work trying to devise ways to send malicious messages to your customers. Mobile is now the new frontier for these elusive thieves, allowing them to be even more creative in their approach, and according to Cloudmark’s 2013 Global Messaging Threat Report, they are making good progress. It’s important to stay on top of trends with spammers in all channels, so we’ve provided some highlights of the report here: Phishing tops the list. In 2013, phishing accounted for 20% of SMS spam in the U.S. with 67% of those SMS

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Check Spam Using the Parse Webhook

One of my favorite parts of SendGrid is our Parse Webhook. It’s a great tool that enables your applications to receive incoming email. One of the lesser known features of the API is the spam_report and spam_score parameters. Every time your application receives an email through the Parse Webhook, SendGrid uses SpamAssassin and generates a score and report based on the content. We then post those pieces of data to your application along with the other parts of the email. This is useful to discard emails that are spam and avoid your application from having to process junk mail. Try

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Spam Traps: What They Are and Why You Should Pay Attention to Them

The following is a guest post from SendGrid’s Compliance Desk. Spam Traps (also called “honeypots”) are simply ways to identify and monitor spam. Creating them is as easy as taking an email address or even an entire domain that hasn’t been subscribed to any emails and sending an email to it. Since they haven’t subscribed to any mail, it will be considered spam. There are a wide variety of spam traps. Sources for spam traps are usually old addresses that were once used as role addresses (sales@ info@ support@) in domain registrations or email addresses that were once valid but

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Learn How To Stay Out of the Spam Folder in 90 Seconds!

As SendGrid Developer Evangelist, Elmer Thomas says “If your email doesn’t make it to the inbox, you are talking to yourself. Not cool.” Every email you send has to contend with the dreaded spam folder and sadly, 1/5 of them lose the battle. What kind of email are we talking about? Confirmations, reminders, shipping notifications, receipts, password resets, and more. So how can you help your email win this fight? We know that sometimes trying to ensure that your email stays out of the spam folder can seem like a big task. So to help you remember the best practices

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10 Tips to Keep Email Out of the Spam Folder

At SendGrid we are very serious about email deliverability. We live and breathe it each day. Similar to how Google keeps adjusting its search algorithm to provide the best results, we must also regularly adjust to ensure your non-spam email gets delivered. In this post we offer advice to help you make sure that your emails get delivered. Of course, the very best advice we can offer is to use SendGrid. Photo Credit – nobody loves spam, except possibly this person  For additional information, check out our Tips & Tricks to Stay Out of the Spam Folder Guide.    

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Why Do Notification Emails Get Treated as Spam? [Infographic]

Why do bad things happen to good email? Users miss notification emails like friend requests and password resets because they get filtered as spam. Why does this happen and what can you do about it? Transcript of Infographic Via SendGrid: Making transactional email easy for developers everywhere. Why Do Notification Emails Get Treated as Spam? You’ve built an awesome app. People sign up and wait for the confirmation letter. But nothing arrives, so they go find the next big app. What happened? The emails went straight to the spam folder. Many important transactional emails are stopped by the spam filter.

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