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Return Path has signed a deal to acquire Habeas and it is expected to close within a couple of weeks. According to Return Path CEO and Chairman, Matt Blumberg, “The one thing we do know at this point is that we will be maintaining both Sender Score Certified and the Habeas SafeList as separate and […]

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According to ReturnPath’s newly released Q2 2008 reputation benchmark report, properly configured MTAs are over 200% more successful at delivering messages. The report studies a significant sample of email messages received by ISPs and their ultimate outcome i.e. delivered, filtered, rejected, etc. The report underlines how important it is to have a properly configured mail […]

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If you are having email deliverability issues with Hotmail, you are not alone. Outside of Yahoo, Hotmail seems to be the most problematic domain, especially for new senders. Hotmail delivery can be very challenging and Hotmail is notorious for vaporizing your email without warning. So this brings up two issues. How do you know if […]

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On May 12 the FTC announced its approval of four rule provisions to the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. These provisions are summarized as follows: Opt-out Requirements Clarified To submit a valid opt-out request, a recipient cannot be required to pay a fee, provide information other than his or her email address and opt-out preferences, or […]

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Most, if not all, of the large ISPs judge your reputation largely based on the feedback they receive from their users regarding your mail. Generating too many complaints over a period of time puts you on the fast track to getting blacklisted. Let’s look at Yahoo. Getting email to Yahoo recipients is always challenging. If […]

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The latest build of Hurricane Server includes native support for tracking opened mail messages as well as click-throughs. Not only that, but it is fully automated and so simple to use. To make this happen, two main pieces had to come together: 1) we needed to include a web server dedicated to catching open and […]

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If you want to set up an artificial environment to test Hurricane Server’s processing and speed and you have another Hurricane Server, you can run the second Hurricane Server server in a special mode that will cause it to accept all mail from the first Hurricane Server server and simply vaporize it. Here is how: […]

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Monitoring the age of messages in your queue is a great way to monitor the health of your server and ensure that messages are being processed in the expected time frame. We recently rolled out an update to Hurricane Server that allows you to view the age of the oldest message in each account. This […]

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The last prerelease version of Hurricane Server expired at the end of August and Hurricane Server was quietly released. Unfortunately we have been so busy focusing on the software that we are behind on getting the new SocketLabs website up and running. We have, however, released and are actively selling Hurricane Server. Within the next […]

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Greylisting is a method used by a receiving mail server to prevent spam from entering its network. It does this by rejecting incoming messages on their first attempt. Since the typical email systems employed by spammers are not programmed or set up to try again later, their messages never get delivered. Normal internet mail servers, […]

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