Posts by Andrew Gretton

The address formerly known as email – what Gmail’s ‘international’ support means

Andrew Gretton, dotmailer’s Lead Developer, provides his twinkly insight on Gmail’s latest announcement. Gmail are staying on the cutting edge of tech, and made a recent announcement that they’re going to start supporting “international” email addresses. What…

Super-Resilient Images – Served From Around The World

When I first came to work for dotMailer, we worked in a compact and anonymous office. But the company has grown unstoppably, and as we grew, we grew our digs too. Today I write this blog whilst…

We’ve Added Awesome To Our API

We’ve had an API as part of the dotMailer product for many years, and it has proved really popular with a broad spectrum of our users. From multinational corporations who’ve built large custom integrations, all the way…

DotMailer Is The First ESP To Be DMARC Compliant

If you watched CNN or the BBC last week, you may have spotted that a group of major tech companies including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are creating a new standard in email protection that will help to…

Mind Your Language! Why DotMailer Is A Polyglot…

dotMailer has clients in 156 countries, including a major international logistics company, Ikea Russia and Al Jazeera. So when it comes to international email delivery, dotMailer needs to be able to speak your language, whatever language you…

Global Suppression List – Breathing New Life Into Your Contact Lists

A recent batch of improvements to dotMailer includes a new feature that you won’t actually see, but is going to be working furiously behind the scenes to ensure you get the best possible deliverability. It’s time to…

From The Email Labs: An Email Client Open Rate Rundown

Email marketing is all about priorities. There are only so many hours in the day and only a set number of pounds in the budget! So how do you decide where to spend your time and money…

Around The World In 300 Million Emails

Last month, a young Facebook intern made a name for himself by releasing a striking visualisation of the world’s relationships mapped as interactions. If you’re a dotMailer Enterprise user, you’re probably aware of the awesome heatmap feature…

iPhones Now Account For 7% Of Email Opens

As you can imagine, with thousands of customers sending hundreds of millions of emails per month, we have a lot of top level data on email marketing here at dotMailer. We spend quite a bit of time…

Important Info For DotMailer API Users

dotMailer APIs to move to UTC – goodbye BST There may be a some hoo-ha at the minute about whether Britain should keep their British Summer Time or not, but we’ve come to a decision here at…

Sharing The API Knowledge

At dotMailer we’ve got a powerful API that sees many millions of calls every day. And we know from speaking to our clients, that they’re using dozens of different programming languages – both old and new –…

Pack A Punch To Your Campaigns

There’s a feature in dotMailer which is getting a lot of attention from our sister ecommerce company, dotCommerce. It’s known as External Dynamic Content, and it empowers you to send large chunks of personalised, real time information…

Enhanced API Usage Monitoring

If  you integrate dotMailer with your back office systems, you might have already noticed that your API usage is monitored in your account (My Account / Current Month Activity). Each time your integration makes an API call,…

Under The Bonnet Of DotMailer’s Databases

Over the last weekend we performed some important database maintenance. In short we’ve changed the way we store our data. In particular, we want to give our API users, and our CRM connector implementers (See our year…