SendGrid sends billions of email every month for thousands of customers, so it’s no surprise that our amazing support staff handles a ton of questions. Whether it’s helping new customers integrate or informing customers of changes to DMARC policies, they handle it all. We picked a few common questions SendGrid Support received over the last month to highlight here along with their answers: Technical Email Issues Why isn’t my email-to-sms working? If you’re considering sending large numbers of SMS messages to customers from your SendGrid account, you may run into some problems. The bandwidth for SMTP-to-SMS is very narrow because network providers need to be able to predict traffic and prevent spam messages. Our post Email to SMS goes into
Of all the major headaches in the world of email, maintaining your own email infrastructure may be the biggest. One wrong step could get your IPs blacklisted or leave your infrastructure vulnerable to phishing attacks. Join email experts Ken Apple and Carly Brantz on July 31st at 1:00pm EDT as they answer your toughest email infrastructure questions to help you keep your emails flowing to the inbox.
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SendGrid’s email experts Carly Brantz and Paul Kincaid-Smith hosted a webinar last week offering tips on how to improve your sender reputation. We received so many great questions that we weren’t able to get to them all. Carly and Paul wanted to continue the conversation on the SendGrid blog and address some questions they didn’t have time to answer last week.
If you missed the webinar, you can access a recording here.
How do outlook users complain that a message is spam?
PKS: They complain through the junk email reporting tool plugin that works to improve the Microsoft Outlook spam filter. They may also use a third party Outlook plugin like Cloudmark to report spam
What is an ESP?
CB: An ESP is an email service provider. They are organizations that provide email servers to send, receive and store email for organizations and/or end users. They can also be a company which offers email marketing or bulk email services. Read More ›
Email authentication allows ISPs to properly identify the sender of the email so it can make smarter decisions about the delivery of your mail. Authentication has become a best practice for email senders since spammers have gotten really smart about disguising malicious email under the veil of a trusted brand. By pretending to send email from your domain, a practice known as phishing, spammers are tricking your customers into giving out their passwords, account information and other personally identifiable information for their own financial gain.
In today’s world, email authentication is a “must do” for legitimate organizations in order to secure their online reputation and maintain customer trust in their brand. While authentication can be tricky, it’s imperative that any web application that sends email makes sure they add this to the top of their best practice list. Here’s how: Read More ›
Spam is any email that is not wanted or requested by the recipient. While the majority of spam comes from an unknown sender, oftentimes legitimate email is categorized by spam either by the recipient or by the ISP delivering emails to customer inboxes. So why does this happen?
Recipients who label your email as spam do so by clicking the “This is Spam” button in their email client. This notifies the ISP that this is unwanted mail. Each ISP has different thresholds or limits for the amount of acceptable complaints a sender can have for each email deployment. If you go above that threshold, you are likely to get blocked in the future. Having a high complaint rate is the number one reason why your email delivery will get blocked or delivered to the spam folder.