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New Whitepaper on Email Best Practices!

To run a successful email program, you must be aware of a few topics that can affect your delivery and ultimately your impact on email recipients. You might send email for a variety of reasons, including enhancing an existing relationship with a customer, marketing new products and offers, educating a group of people sharing a […]

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Email Best Practices from AOL (Guest Post)

Today, we are thrilled to present a guest post from one of our friends at AOL. James LaPlaine is the Vice President of Technology Operations at AOL, overseeing AOL’s global data centers, networks, systems, and consumer facing applications. You can read more about James’ thoughts on topics in Technology &  Leadership on his blog: http://mentaleffort.wordpress.com […]

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Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 with Amazon SES

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This post will help you configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 to send email through Amazon SES. The instructions apply if you are running SQL Server in Amazon EC2 or hosted elsewhere. This post assumes you are running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server Management Studio is installed. If you need installation […]

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4 Tips to Help You Send Higher Quality Email

Navigating the minefield of spam filters and deliverability concerns can seem pretty difficult when you’re just trying to put together an email to send out to your list.  To try to make it easier, we’ve put together a few tips that we hope will help you elevate your email quality. When you’re composing email to […]

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Easy DKIM is here! But why should I care?

Yes, folks, it’s true! Easy DKIM is live. Amazon Simple Email Service has always supported DKIM signing, but before today, you had to sign the messages yourself. This could be challenging depending on what email sending client you’re using and your ability to customize which headers are included in the signature disposition. You may be […]

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Blacklisting (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, Jenn wrote about the “Address Blacklisted” error. As she states, “This error means that or one or more of the addresses in the To, Cc, or Bcc field of the email you just tried to send is on our blacklist.” In other words, you emailed an address that doesn’t exist and […]

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Handling Bounces and Complaints

As you may have seen in Jeff Barr’s blog post or in an announcement, Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) now provides bounce and complaint notifications via Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). You can refer to the Amazon SES Developer Guide or Jeff’s post to learn how to set up this feature. In this […]

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