Deliverability

Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is one of the primary means of authenticating email messages as they transit the Internet. The importance of SPF is growing as additional technologies, such as DMARC, are built on top of the standard. As more domains implement SPF records, greater value is derived from the framework for anti-spam systems and mailbox […]

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We have made yet another huge update to the SocketLabs On-Demand platform. Now you can add Multiple Custom Bounce Domains to your SocketLabs account for a fully white-labeled experience and other benefits such as: More control and flexibility over your messages. Improved branding of your emails. Put SocketLabs deeper in the background of your email […]

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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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Subscription bombing, also known as mail bombing, is an internet-wide trend where malicious bots attack a person via their email address, ultimately rendering the address and email account useless for a period of time. In this article, we’ll discuss how you – the sender, can be compromised by an attack if the forms on your […]

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9 Ways to Improve Your Email Open Rate: At Socketlabs, we process millions of emails. So we know what it takes to get your emails to the inbox and opened. Some basic rules about how to get your emails opened have been around for the last ten years. So let’s start with the first tip. […]

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  Do You Know the History of Spam? This article will get you up to speed on the history of spam. But first, let’s quickly define what spam is. There are many definitions of spam but for the sake of simplicity lets define spam as the mass transmission of unwanted messages. Though it wasn’t called […]

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Are You Ready to Send More Email over the Holiday Season? Did you know that during the holidays we tend to see email traffic increase by up to 30% platform wide? Well, the holidays are fast approaching and if you’re planning to send more email during the holiday season then now is the perfect time […]

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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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