Tag Archives: Rumors
Email Industry: Three Trends to Spotlight for 2011

Email Industry: Three Trends to Spotlight for 2011

Ask the Experts, Current Affairs - November 30, 2010 - 3 Comments

Clearly, marketing automation has a steady tailwind at its back. However, most of their growth and potential is due to the headwinds created by ESPs. I’ve always said that Email Service Providers form the backbone of this industry, and they come in different shapes and sizes. Some call themselves ESPs, while others prefer the term marketing automation companies. Whichever name you use, in 2011, you will have to find your niche vertical within this quickly developing industry.

Is your list hosted at @iContact? It may have been stolen.

Is your list hosted at @iContact? It may have been stolen.

Abuse - January 27, 2010 - 13 Comments

We’re seeing reports at OtherInbox of spam emails sent to email lists that are hosted at iContact. Our users give each website a different email address so it’s easy to see when they get abused. I received an email with…

M-Spam law coming to target Mobile Spam?

M-Spam law coming to target Mobile Spam?

CAN SPAM, Current Affairs, Legal/Regulatory - April 3, 2009 - Comments Off

AFP reports that two US senators declared war on spam on Thursday. Senator Olympia Snowe, a Republican from Maine, and Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, introduced legislation aimed at curbing unsolicited text messages on mobile devices. The m-SPAM…

MobileMe blocks outbound emails to spamcop.net in order to avoid blacklisting

MobileMe blocks outbound emails to spamcop.net in order to avoid blacklisting

ISP, Reputation - December 5, 2008 - 3 Comments

I found it pretty interesting to read that Apple’s MobileMe service blocks outbound emails to addresses @spamcop.net. Apparently because they were having problems getting blacklisted on SpamCop and implemented this as a way of reducing their number of SpamCop spamtrap…

BlueTie beta testing Return Path Feedback Loop for excite.com, iwon.com, myway.com

BlueTie beta testing Return Path Feedback Loop for excite.com, iwon.com, myway.com

Current Affairs, Feedback Loops, ISP - November 4, 2008 - Comments Off

BlueTie is beta testing the Return Path feedback loop for the domains it hosts including excite.com, iwon.com, and myway.com. Right now its only open to Return Path customers but it should open up to the public sometime soon.

Has Yahoo extended their reputation input sources?

Has Yahoo extended their reputation input sources?

Reputation - August 29, 2008 - 5 Comments

It is rumored that Yahoo is using some new reputation services that feed data into their filtering systems. Some people around are reporting odd behavior with Yahoo sends. I wanted to ask if anyone sees any impact on the delivery?…

One from the 'Can't we all just get along' file

One from the 'Can't we all just get along' file

Current Affairs, Reputation, Reputation/Whitelist - July 15, 2008 - 1 Comment

Anne Mitchell of ISIPP posts “How the Email Deliverability Accreditation and Reputation Industry is Eating Itself Alive” a screed about how some in the space are dissing the competition to make sales. While some negatives are inevitable in comparison shopping…

FTC opens investigation into ReturnPath's monopolistic strategy to hire all the deliverability talent

FTC opens investigation into ReturnPath's monopolistic strategy to hire all the deliverability talent

Uncategorized - June 18, 2008 - 1 Comment

The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it investigating ReturnPath Inc.’s monopolistic tactics in trying to hire all of the deliverability industry insiders. In a 4-1 vote to open an investigation of the company, the Commission wrote in its majority…

Did you lose your Yahoo whitelist recently?

Did you lose your Yahoo whitelist recently?

Current Affairs - May 29, 2008 - 8 Comments

I’ve gotten a few calls from concerned folk who say that they suddenly and without warning lost their Yahoo whitelist at midnight a few nights ago. IPs that had previously been whitelisted with a good reputation are being treated as…

Recent changes at Charter.net?

Recent changes at Charter.net?

ISP - May 9, 2008 - 10 Comments

Someone wrote to me today with the following question. “We are having a hard time getting email through to Charter.net and I thought I might ping you for some advice/help. They seem to be blocking and rate limiting at a…

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