Author Archives Brian Godiksen

Auto-Forwarding is a frequently used mailbox rule to move messages along from a secondary mailbox to a primary mailbox. But, this in itself has some shortcomings, such as forwarding spam messages along or failing to forward messages along due to security policies put in place by the original sender of the message. We have in […]

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How to Unleash the Power of Merge Fields SocketLabs offers the ability to send messages through your server using our Injection API. With the Injection API you can use JSON or XML to create a large number of messages and send them to your SocketLabs server over HTTP, rather than SMTP. This allows for some […]

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If you are not certain that your messages are being securely transmitted to the SocketLabs platform, then today is a great day to review your current configurations.  We’ve launched additional options, features, and security to the encryption behind the SocketLabs SMTP gateway.  With these great enhancements in place we are calling for all SocketLabs customers to […]

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In our last blog article we discussed how recipient engagement is becoming the cornerstone of modern anti-spam systems. We took an in-depth look at open and click data from our customers and explained how this can be used to correlate the perceived desirability of messages to recipients. The article brought out a lot of questions […]

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Spam filtering used to be a cut and dry affair, very binary, black and white. Mail was either spam or it was not spam. Analyzing a message and deciding the bucket for each was also a simple process. For the most part filtering technology scaled well along with the rise of the internet. DNS blacklists, the […]

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Gmail Will Use a Strict DMARC Record Beginning in 2016. How Will This Affect Your Email? Update 6/15/2016: Google has indefinitely postponed it’s move to p=reject for the gmail.com domain. Google will continuously reevaluate the (negative) impact of this change and when they believe the consequences have been reduced to a tolerable level they will proceed with the implementation. — Today […]

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The fight against spam continues to wage onwards, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Here at SocketLabs, we follow this war closely in order to understand how the mailbox providers are adjusting their defenses. Monitoring changes by mailbox providers allows us to better understand common issues our customers may be encountering […]

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Did you know that the registration information on file for your domain could impact your ability to reach the inbox? This data can also affect your compliance with laws like CAN-SPAM and CASL. The problem is that you likely didn’t think twice about the information you provided during the registration process. You may have even […]

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Concerns and questions about the secure and encrypted transmission of email messages have flooded the inboxes of our staff here at SocketLabs. Compromised systems, database thefts, and technology breaches across entire organizations are common place in today’s news. As a result the technology industry has seen a new focus on the security and encryption of communications across […]

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What is Bot Spam? “Bot spam” or “web crawler spam”, as it is commonly referred to, is usually the result of website form fields that are not properly secured to prevent the transmission of spam messages. Typically, the bots that cause this issue are programmed to search the internet for website form fields and insert […]

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