Free Logo Services is the #1 provider of logo design services for entrepreneurs, small businesses and organizations worldwide. They have over 800,000 customers and send approximately 400,000 emails per month. Before CEO, Craig Bloem opened the doors to Free Logo Services in September 2011, he considered the implications of email on the success of his business model. Having dealt with the challenges of email operations and delivery at his previous companies, including Performable which he sold to HubSpot, Craig wanted to find a solution that he could easily integrate and scale with his business right from the very start.
The Websense 2012 Threat Report issued by Websense releases an annual report that looks at trends in web, email, data and mobile security. The 2012 report revealed some interesting findings that developers should be wary of as they build and secure their applications.
At the forefront of this report is transactional email. A somewhat obvious yet chilling stat is that 92% of email spam contains a URL. Given that most transactional email contains a link to a web page, this is a high risk category that needs to be carefully monitored at its source.
New start-up, Cyfe experienced tremendous growth within the first two months of opening their doors. Cyfe offers an all-in-one dashboard that aggregates all of your online services using custom widgets for search, email, social, feeds and business services. With Cyfe, you can easily monitor all of your business data from one dashboard.
Everyone knows that email is fantastic for quickly pushing messages out to customers and members but it can also be a powerful way to increase website traffic. This is especially true in the era of social networks when an email alert is often the trigger that drives a member to interact with the social site. How can you use email to increase your site traffic and drive more engagement? How can you leverage all your SEO efforts to enhance your email program and get these two efforts working in harmony?
Transactional emails are arguably the most important and impactful messages being sent to your customers because they are an expected and desired communication. Oftentimes, customers are actually waiting to receive email from you. Such is the case when it comes to password reset or recovery messages.
Getting your emails delivered to your customers is imperative if you want them to respond to your messages. While employing an outsourced SMTP email server solution is the best choice due to its ease of use and flexibility, before you make a final decision on who will take on the important task of handling your transactional email, make sure you ask the provider these three key questions. Read More ›
So you’ve built this awesome app…what’s next? Chances are you’ll need some way to send email from your app to communicate with your users. SendGrid offers a number of APIs that power email-based features in applications. We also have the deliverability chops to ensure those messages dodge the spam folder. Check out our new video, and learn how SendGrid can help you reach your online community.
Staying out of the spam folder is tougher than you might think. Over 20% of legitimate email never makes it to the inbox. Customers quickly become frustrated when they don’t receive important messages like password resets, purchase confirmations and shipping notifications. Join email experts Carly Brantz and Elmer Thomas on May 29th at 1:00 PM EDT as they break down ways to make sure your email stays out of the spam folder.
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Do you ever get reports from your customers that “this email” or “that email” was never received? Chances are, your answer is an emphatic “Yes”, but rest assured – you’re not alone. In fact, the open “secret” of email communications is that nearly 20% of legitimate email is never delivered to the intended inbox. Overall, more than half of all email sent is considered to be abusive or illegitimate. So, what do these unfortunate statistics have to do with your business?
DMARC is an acronym for “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance” which is a new standard that makes it easier for ISPs’ to prevent messaging abuse in the email ecosphere. With malicious email on the rise, consumers are having increasing difficulty identifying legitimate email. As a result, they unwittingly give up their personally identifiable information which exposes them to financial havoc and ultimately reduces trust in the channel and trust in the brand.
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Email deliverability is the secret crisis facing many companies who depend on email to send important messages to their customers. Over 20% of legitimate emails, including shipping confirmations and password resets, never reach the recipient’s inbox. Managing your sender reputation is crucial to make sure your messages get delivered reliably. Join SendGrid’s deliverability experts on at 1:00 PM EDT April 24th as they break down sender reputation and offer tips on how to stay in the good graces of the ISPs.
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