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“Missing the Mark” – 10 ‘exemplary’ SPAM emails

When people talk about email, and instantly think of “spam”, it really bugs me. Email marketing is not spam; email marketing is an art form. It needs to be perfected. We want a Picasso or Rembrandt landing…

Latest Hotmail Feature – My Friend Has Been Hacked

Email can be a very personal medium, sometimes it’s quite exciting to see a message drop into your inbox from someone you haven’t spoken with in years. Are they getting back in touch because they suddenly remember…

A Guide To Spam (And 5 Ways To Avoid Becoming It)

What is spam? The technical definition of spam is any email sent to individuals which is unsolicited and sent in bulk. We all know the traditional spam: grammatically incorrect emails selling you pills, porn, body part enlargements…

How To Get Past The Spam Filters–Part 1

Deliverability is a key element in the success of any email marketing campaign. The number one factor stopping your emails making it to the inbox is that filters assume you are sending spam. And it’s alarming how…

Russia Cracks Down On The Spammers

The New York Times has reported on a major effort by Russian criminal investigators to crack down on illegal spammers that reside in the country: “On Tuesday, police officials here announced a criminal investigation of a suspected…

Dear Sir/Madam… Is Your Site Optimized?

We’re all inundated with wonderful and often colourful spam. So I decided to take a closer look to see if any mileage could be gained by giving a random search engine optimization spam email a chance. It…

H@rDCorE MedS 4 U!

by Dave Ivy Hard to believe in this day and age that spam can still work, isn’t it? But that’s the conclusion Metro magazine came to a few weeks ago when they worked out that if just…