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Permissions and the Road to Improved Deliverability – Let’s Rethink This

Apr. 11, 2011 / By Dave Lewis

I participated in a lively exchange online with some email industry colleagues recently around the topic of improving deliverability through permission-based lists versus data management techniques, such as list hygiene. My contention was that for years the industry has been hung-up on the term ‘permission’ – single opt-in, confirmed opt-in, double opt-in, etc. But at the end of the day, does permission really matter?

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Message Queuing & Segregation: Lessons from the Airline Industry

Mar. 14, 2011 / By Mike Hillyer

Many email marketers are unaware of the importance of message queuing to the successful delivery of their email. As a component of their messaging infrastructure, queuing is something that marketers typically defer to their IT department to manage. Yet, the reality is that queuing and the segregation of message streams can make the critical difference between the success and failure of a company’s messaging programs, and therefore, should be of concern to both the IT and marketing departments.

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Let’s Not Panic About The Transition To IPv6

Mar. 11, 2011 / By Alec Peterson

A handful of articles in the British tech press earlier this week attracted a lot of attention in the email anti-abuse community because of issues raised about IPv6 potentially obsoleting certain spam-blocking techniques (see: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/08/ipv6_spam_filtering_headache/). While caution is warranted in the transition to IPv6, there’s no reason to panic.

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Message Convergence Nomenclature

Feb. 15, 2011 / By John Pinson

In the course of developing their recent white paper, "Preparing for Message Convergence," Dave Lewis and David Daniels adopted several terms to identify or describe certain new communications trends or concepts, including message convergence, device convergence and inbox convergence.

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