Celebrating the LGBTIAQ+ community in tech

Celebrating the LGBTIAQ+ community in tech

Jun. 23, 2022 / By Elsbeth Russell

Pride month has long been a celebration of the LGBTIAQ+ community in tech and at SparkPost – and this year is no different. In celebration of Pride month this year, the MessageBird employee resource group, known internally as our #birdiversity group, has been posting a daily shout-out of a well-known person that identifies (or is

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Did you know? Email fun facts

13 Fun Email Facts That You Might Not Know

Apr. 27, 2022 / By Matthew Parsloe

Last year we celebrated 50 years of email. We even wrote a blog post about it (I’ll just leave this here…) But what’s better than 50 years of email? 51 years of email fun facts! So let’s dive into the weird and wonderful world of email, and uncover some interesting and fun email facts –

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An envelope made out of a leaf symbolizes the carbon footprint of email

Lowering Your Carbon Footprint on Earth Day (and Every Day)

Apr. 21, 2022 / By Elsbeth Russell

The little things we do to help the environment all add up. So how can we as members of the email community make a difference? The Earth Day 2022 theme is ‘Invest In Our Planet. What Will You Do?’ If you’re thinking about your own personal carbon footprint and how to reduce your impact on

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Subject Lines Open Rates Test

How to Write an Email Subject Line that Gets Opened!

Apr. 7, 2022 / By Lauren Stein

Email marketing is cost-effective, enables you to build loyal followers, and is easy to track, test, and optimize. However, in order to ensure that your emails get opened, the use of a good subject line is so important.  Roughly 80% of the US population uses email. The majority of email users check their email many

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SparkPost book club

Email Support Team Book Club: The Culture Map

Mar. 31, 2022 / By Samhita Kanagala

The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer Hi, I’m Samhita 👋 and I work as a Senior Technical Support Engineer on the Tier2 Email Support Team here at SparkPost, a MessageBird company. As part of ongoing personal enrichment, we are required to allocate some time during our workday

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Using SparkPost’s Products Combined

Mar. 22, 2022 / By Zachary Samuels

When I joined SparkPost back in December 2021, I didn’t realize the breadth of product offerings that our customers use. As you may be aware, SparkPost product offerings have gone through many changes over the past few years. As I learned each product, I kept trying to piece them together in my mind. How and

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St. Patricks Day 4-Leaf Clovers

An Irish (Email) Blessing + St. Patrick’s Day Email Examples

Mar. 17, 2022 / By Elsbeth Russell

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in your email marketing campaigns this year? We’ll break down why you might want to consider it if you aren’t already, and share some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day email examples. But first, an Irish (Email) Blessing: May your boss’s approvals rise to meet you. May your subscribers adore you,

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Writing for Email: Top Tips with Ann Handley

Get Writing Tips Right from the Queen of Content, Ann Handley

Mar. 14, 2022 / By Koertni Adams

It’s no secret that I’m a big Ann Handley fan. So when I first pitched a campaign all about how to successfully write marketing emails, I knew we had to get Ann involved. After all, her newsletter Total Annarchy has been my favorite bi-weekly inspiration for years now.  I’ve been responsible for writing marketing emails

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International Women's Day Advice

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Advice to Our Younger Selves

Mar. 8, 2022 / By Elsbeth Russell

“What would you tell your younger self if you could go back in time and give yourself a piece of advice?” I recently posed this question to the women of MessageBird and in honor of International Women’s Day today, we’re sharing all that compiled wisdom and advice for women in tech with you! The women

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Valentine Roses Email Design

The Most Dramatic Blog Post Ever: Valentine’s Day 2022

Feb. 8, 2022 / By Lauren Stein

In this season of the Bachelor, we are fortunate enough to have an NFL player who has had a whopping zero minutes of playing time during his entire career. Clayton Echard is also the only Bachelor who hasn’t been in the spotlight yet and was not a fan favorite at all.  However, we’re not here

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A Day in the Life of a ​​SparkPost Technical Support Analyst

A Day in the Life of a ​​SparkPost Technical Support Analyst

Jan. 20, 2022 / By Sasha Malcolmson

Hello! My name is Sasha and I’m a Technical Support Analyst on the Frontline Support Team at SparkPost. We are a part of the greater support team and are all proud members of the Customer Success department. As technical support analysts, we are the frontline of customer support and primarily serve customers of the SparkPost

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You got this

Tips to Prevent Burnout and Recharge Email Inspiration

Jan. 12, 2022 / By Matthew Parsloe

Typically, over the course of a year, we all face challenges, pressures and setbacks in both personal and professional spheres. We can end up feeling emotionally drained, physically tired, and even negative towards those closest to us. This results in a noticeable detrimental impact in workplace productivity. This decline also seeps into our social lives,

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How SparkPost Addressed the log4j Vulnerability

Dec. 20, 2021 / By Jim Sipe

A widely used chunk of software code used to do logging on much of the internet called log4j has been identified as having a bug by the broader cyberspace community. Many companies across the world are working around the clock to find and patch the vulnerability in their systems that use log4j code in their

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SparkPost's Service Level Agreements

Better Uptime and Burst Rates for SparkPost Customers

Dec. 14, 2021 / By Harold Vass

Starting today, we’re rolling out an enhancement to the SparkPost Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that will result in better uptime and burst rates for customers. All customers will now enjoy a new 99.99% Uptime SLA. This is in addition to the Uptime SLAs that our Enterprise customers already enjoy. The new SLA covers a 5%

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EDS Creativity Tips Design

6 Email Design Best Practices We Swear By

Dec. 14, 2021 / By Lauren Stein

Email design is so much more than what you see in an email. It’s also the strategy that goes behind creating your emails before you build them, and the brand personality that resonates with your subscriber at each touchpoint. It’s also ensuring your reader gets a great experience, regardless of device preferences, accessibility needs, or

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An Email Geek Gift Guide

Dec. 7, 2021 / By Elsbeth Russell

Shopping for the email geek in your life, or just want to support a fellow email geek this holiday season? Check out our Email Geek Gift Guide! Editor’s note: None of these links are affiliate links. The idea of this guide is to support email geeks who are makers and spread some holiday joy! For

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Upgrading to Momentum 4.4

Upgrading to Momentum 4.4

Dec. 2, 2021 / By Tom Mairs

Are you still running an older version of Momentum? In mid-October 2021, our Product Engineering team released Momentum 4.4 which includes some handy feature enhancements. A few highlights of the 4.4 release include: HAProxy support XFER support, for optimizing delivery to domains like orange.fr, cox.net, etc. at scale Scheduled Send support for REST injections FIPS

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Why we’re thankful to be #emailgeeks

Nov. 23, 2021 / By Elsbeth Russell

The Thanksgiving holiday – and the end of the year in general – is often a time to reflect, and we’re no different at SparkPost. In thinking about what we’re thankful for, it’s not hard to list the positive attributes of the email community and email as a communication channel in general. Here’s a look

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A collection of several years worth of AOL CD-ROM discs

A Look Back at 50 Years of Email

Oct. 29, 2021 / By Elsbeth Russell

Today, October 29, 2021, we’re celebrating 50 years of email. It’s hard to remember a time when email wasn’t a huge part of our collective consciousness but even just 30 years ago, email was still a strange concept for most. “What, do you write to it? Like mail?!” – Bryant Gumbel 50 years of Email

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How SparkPost Builds Our Remote-First Culture with Slack

Oct. 21, 2021 / By Elsbeth Russell

“We only allow work-related Slack channels.” 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩 How would you feel if you joined a new company and discovered that the use of Slack was limited to work-related conversation? When I joined SparkPost in August, it was quickly apparent that wouldn’t be the case. I was immediately welcomed to the team and directed to the

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Time Management Relax Breaks

The Art of Juggling Home Life vs Work Life

Oct. 13, 2021 / By Lauren Stein

Throughout the last year, the balance between working and finding personal time has completely shifted. Being in an office setting, then coming back home to relax and possibly spend time with your children/spouse has all changed in the blink of an eye. As a college student, taking a full class load, interning, and still having

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The SparkPost Interns: Ready to Tackle the World of Tech

Aug. 30, 2021 / By Lauren Stein

Intern: A student or trainee who works – sometimes without pay – at a trade or occupation in order to gain work experience. SparkPost Intern: A student who bestows the best opportunity to build their resumé, work and learn from incredible colleagues, make a difference within a company, collaborate across the company, and have a

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