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Spam Traps Part 1 – What Are They?

Jan. 6, 2016 / By Clea Moore

What are spam traps and why should care about them? In this part 1 of 3 part blog series we'll answer those questions and how it can impact your email program and how you can avoid sending to them.

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Top 10 CASL Myths: Sending Email to Canada Legally

Jan. 4, 2016 / By Sparky

Developers and marketers responsible for sending email are expected to understand and comply with anti-spam legislation like Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL). This can be particularly difficult when myths and misconceptions abound. In an effort to eliminate confusion, we dispelled the top 10 CASL myths regarding CASL compliance.

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How To Avoid Looking Like A Malware Sender

Jul. 22, 2015 / By Tonya Gordon

I recently was catching up on my email, and I was struck that there wasn’t a single marketing message with an attachment in my inbox. The only notes with attachments were transactional in nature: a receipt from a store I made a purchase from and a voicemail notification from my company’s phone system. Those transactional messages didn’t have any images, nor were they long with a bunch of offers. Sure, there were a few links to their website where I could find marketing offers, but no big call to action beyond the essential transactional purpose of the message.

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The History of Spam

Mar. 12, 2015 / By Sparky

Call Gary-T-Webit Spam or Unsolicited Commercial Email (UCE), it’s still the same thing: a confounding problem that has plagued our inboxes, and the world, starting with the first piece of spam in 1978 by Gary Thuerk.

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Shock & Awe In The Inbox

Jan. 29, 2015 / By Sparky

Some years back I wrote a blog post entitled “What I Learned From Nigerian Spammers.” The inspiration for the post came from a piece of spam I received while working for Unica, and attending the Marketing Innovation Summit (the last as we were just acquired by IBM).

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What You Need to Know: Canadian Anti Spam Legislation

Jul. 1, 2014 / By Tom Mairs

On July 1st 2014 the Canadian Anti Spam Legislation act (CASL) will come into full effect, so you should be aware of how it may impact your business. The launch of CASL ushers in a new era of government enforcement to protect a citizen's mailbox. This is not just a set of rules and guidelines; it is an enforceable law.

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I Wish Real Life Was More Like Email

Sep. 9, 2013 / By Corry Frydlewicz

Are you plagued by the paper version of SPAM like I am? Don't you wish you could hit the "JUNK" button on that stuff as easily as you can with your email?

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Where’s The Spam Spewing From?

Jul. 24, 2013 / By Michael Semer

The attacks keep getting bigger, and global spam levels, stable in 2012, are back on the rise, according to a McAfee study quoted at ZDNet and other outlets.

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