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Learn the ABCs of ISPs in Our Webcast – Next Tuesday!

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As email continues to evolve, it’s important to follow the best practices that will help your email reach the inbox. At SendGrid, we communicate with ISPs to help us stay on top of issues that affect our clients’ deliverability. In our webcast, The ABCs of ISPs, you’ll learn how to get you email delivered to major internet service providers (ISPs) like Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail. The ISPs are like the gatekeepers to the inbox. Now they aren’t the only thing that stand between you and your recipients, but they have a say in who makes it to the end user. Each

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Can’t Stay Out of the Spam Folder?

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There is nothing more frustrating than being accused of something you’re not. So if you’re not sending spam, but keep ending up in the spam folder, we hear your pain and want to help! Even the smartest, best-intentioned senders can get caught in a dreadful spam trap or forget to whitelabel, so don’t beat yourself up. It happens. The good news is, we’ve created a webcast Tips and Tricks to Stay Out of the Spam Folder focused entirely on staying out of the spam folder and getting in the inbox. (Because we all know at the end of the day,

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O Canada: 3 FAQs From Our Email Tour in Toronto and Montreal

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This year, we’ve taken our email boot camp, SendGrid Delivered, to Canada for the first time. So far, we’ve visited Toronto and Montreal and are excited to head to Vancouver to round out the summer in August. In Toronto, we were hosted by incubator space One Eleven and in Montreal this past week, we were honored to be included as a workshop as part of the International Startup Festival. My team members and I had a great time talking with senders of all volumes about deliverability, success metrics, content, and APIs. (In Toronto, our Dev Rel team members, Eddie and

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Announcing the Getting Started Webcast Series

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We’re pumped to announce our new webcast series Getting Started With SendGrid: From Signup to Your First Send! Starting this next Wednesday, we will be hosting a bi-weekly “quickstart” webcast. Whether you’re thinking of signing up, or just need a little guidance on next steps to take, this webcast is for you! Setting up your transactional email campaign and hitting “send” on your first few emails can be pretty daunting! How do you land in the inbox? What will your email actually look like in your recipients’ inboxes? How do you stay in the good graces of internet service providers

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Delivering Beers Hand Over Wrist!

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Since May 2013, we’ve partnered with our friends at Ignite in Newcastle, England, to run an event for startups, developers, tech watchers, entrepreneurs, and investors every month called Startup Beers. Recently, the Ignite team partnered with UKTI to run an accelerator programme in the newly opened Campus North. The 3-month-long Sirius programme was open to anyone who had gained their degree outside of the UK and wanted to accelerate their idea within the confines of the UK tech scene. After being asked to mentor on the programme, I was extremely interested in one company in particular – SunEos, two French

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Email Deliverability 101: Best Practices to Master the Inbox

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Twenty-two percent of email never makes it to the inbox. That’s a pretty staggering statistic considering how often we use email everyday. Imagine a messaging conversation but one fourth of the words are removed or every fourth message isn’t delivered… It would make communicating beyond frustrating right? We feel your pain, but the good news is — you can do something about it and we are here to help! We are excited to introduce a 2014 refresh of our classic webcast series: Ask an Expert! Getting Started with Email Deliverability. Join our email experts Kurt Diver, Deliverability Analyst, and Erik Ault, Senior

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SendGrid Goes to Gophercon

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When co-founder and CTO Tim Jenkins announced we have adopted Go as our primary development language, I was super excited. I had already signed up to attend the first-ever Golang conference and had created a Go library for SendGrid. It turns out I wasn’t the only one in the company looking forward to using the language. The list of people from SendGrid attending Gophercon quickly grew to 28. If you took pictures at the event, chances are a ‘Gridder was somewhere in the background (including the photo below by Phil Sorber). I had an amazing time at GopherCon. Being surrounded

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