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Email Accessibility 10-Step Cheat Sheet

Email Accessibility 10-Step Cheat Sheet

It’s our duty as email marketers to give all subscribers a great email experience. And that includes everyone. The emails we send should be easy to read and understand for everyone, including people …

Your Go-to Email Deliverability Guide

Your Go-to Email Deliverability Guide

Email deliverability goes beyond emails landing in your subscriber’s inbox – although this is a big part of it! Your customers need to be respected and looked after from the point of opt-in (or …

Email In 2021

Email In 2021

If 2020 taught us anything, it was that the only constant was change. During this unpredictable year, email professionals dealt with unique challenges that will no doubt have lasting effects on the email …

2021 Email Predictions

2021 Email Predictions

With this unpredictable year coming to a close, it’s time to gaze into the future to see what 2021 will hold for email professionals. But, don’t bother dusting off your crystal ball. Instead, check …

Spam Traps Explained & How To Avoid Them

Spam Traps Explained & How To Avoid Them

As an email professional, you’ve most likely encountered spam traps in your sends. Spam traps are common issues that can deeply impact your deliverability. But what exactly is a spam trap? And why did …

9 Last Minute Holiday Deliverability Tips

9 Last Minute Holiday Deliverability Tips

Retailers and marketers everywhere are preparing for the holiday season, and bracing themselves for inevitable changes in buying and shopping patterns due to these unprecedented times. Between padding …

Why Email Authentication Matters

Why Email Authentication Matters

In partnership with our friends at dmarcian, we’ve developed this comprehensive guide to email authentication and the integral role it plays in protecting your brand. This guide covers some of the security …

The Buyer’s Guide To On-Premises MTAs

The Buyer’s Guide To On-Premises MTAs

Sometimes a cloud based email solution just won’t fit the bill. Whether it’s regulatory, geographic or security constraints, there can be a real need for a tried and true On-Premises MTA to efficiently …

Email Marketing Slip-ups

Email Marketing Slip-ups

For many marketers driven by performance goals, it’s almost impossible to avoid focusing on campaign and program level metrics that are easily tracked in a dashboard. However, email’s impact on customer …

2020 Transactional Email Benchmark Report

2020 Transactional Email Benchmark Report

Most savvy businesses know by now that email isn’t going anywhere. Not only is it not going anywhere, volumes continue to steadily increase as trendier marketing practices fizzle out, and stakeholders …

Deliverability Declassified

Deliverability Declassified

It can often feel as though deliverability is some secret language or code that’s difficult to crack. For professionals in email marketing, achieving great deliverability begins with a solid understanding …

Email Measurement Explained

Email Measurement Explained

There’s no universal recipe for success when it comes to email measurement. Standards and benchmarks that work for one business or industry might not work for another. More than that, stats and data …

VirtualMTA Technology in PowerMTA™

VirtualMTA Technology in PowerMTA™

Today’s Challenges An ever increasing volume of email has prompted many ISPs and system administrators to employ various and more aggressive means to filter out unwanted messages. While their intentions …

Migration Guide: Port25

Migration Guide: Port25

Overview Ten years ago, managing a stack of messaging servers was the only option ESPs had to run an effective email-at-scale business. Maintaining on-premises messaging infrastructure gives companies …

FAQ: DMARC For Email Service Providers

FAQ: DMARC For Email Service Providers

What Is DMARC? Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance — is an open email authentication standard that sending domains use to block fraudulent emails. DMARC is built on top …

2019 European eCommerce Trends

2019 European eCommerce Trends

In Q1 of 2019, WBR Insights, SparkPost, PFS, and SheerID surveyed 100 Directors of Commerce from across Europe to find out more about the challenges they face and the innovative solutions they bring to …

Email Strategies Worth Investing In

Email Strategies Worth Investing In

Email is the workhorse of financial services communications, but developing a sound email strategy that caters to different phases of the customer journey is often overlooked. Financial Services businesses …

Email 101 For Financial Services

Email 101 For Financial Services

Email is indispensable to Financial Services and with ongoing changes in regulations and security protocols, it’s more important than ever to understand the impact of email communications and ensure …

The Product Manager’s Growth Guide

The Product Manager’s Growth Guide

How product managers conceive, develop, and market products and services is a defining quality of the technology industry. Indeed, PMs have an outsized responsibility for success of today’s SaaS apps …

Keys To Email Delivery

Keys To Email Delivery

Driving positive user experiences is paramount for SaaS product teams and app developers in 2018. Email—onboarding messages, notifications, password resets, and more—are critical to the customer lifecycle. …

The Product Manager’s Guide To Email

The Product Manager’s Guide To Email

For product development teams, the notifications and other emails their apps send are indispensable tools for driving user activity, building trust, and nurturing long-term engagement. Product emails have …

10 Steps To Great Email Deliverability

10 Steps To Great Email Deliverability

SparkPost’s team of email deliverability experts has put together 10 practical tips to help you get off on the right foot as a new sender. They highlight best practices and key configuration steps …

Email Security In The Era of The Cloud

Email Security In The Era of The Cloud

Email is a powerful way for businesses and services to communicate with their customers. From transaction notifications to billing statements to  social media updates, email is a proven reliable and …

The Developer’s Survival Guide To Email

The Developer’s Survival Guide To Email

Services like SparkPost let developers offload the operational considerations of building and hosting email infrastructure. We deal with the challenges of sending email at scale, the arcana of sender authentication, …

The Best of Both Breeds

The Best of Both Breeds

The motivation for hybridizing different species is to merge the best characteristics from each. Done right, you end up with an outcome that can be more than the sum of its parts. When it comes to a company’s …

Email Best Practices 101

Email Best Practices 101

Boosting your inbox performance begins with an understanding of how your tactics in several key areas can affect deliverability. This email deliverability boot camp will help you to increase the ROI of …

Why The Cloud Wins

Why The Cloud Wins

Moving email delivery infrastructure to the cloud is a strategic win for companies that send high volumes of commercial and transactional email. In fact, a business that sends 750 million emails a year …

Email Evolved

Email Evolved

Email is consumed by nearly half of the planet. It ensures that Internet communication remains open and adaptable to changing needs. In the same way, the standardization and ubiquity of modern APIs enable …

High Value vs. High Volume

High Value vs. High Volume

Marketing and transactional emails each have unique requirements leading to very different sending reputations, technical and operational needs, and customer outcomes. In “High Value vs. High Volume” …

Inside The Email Deliverability Lab

Inside The Email Deliverability Lab

You’ve probably heard something about “email deliverability.” Maybe you’ve even read that SparkPost has the leading inbox placement in the business. (It’s true.) That performance reflects our …