This will be an ever growing knowledge base for the tips tricks and tools needed to successfully perform bulk email marketing.
As the rules, we have to change on how we send.
Your list needs to be clean. Bounce rate, quality score, blacklisted ip address, blocked domains, are all issues you will run into when doing an email campaign.
This is a list of things we discovered while trying to optimize our email marketing campaigns.
Lets start by testing the quality of the send domain.
Is it on any black lists? Does it have any DNS issues?
We like to use MX Toolbox for this.
- This is a great tool to see if your domain name is on a blacklist.
The blacklist check will test a mail server IP address against over 100 DNS based email blacklists. (Commonly called Realtime blacklist, DNSBL or RBL). If your mail server has been blacklisted, some email you send may not be delivered. Email blacklists are a common way of reducing spam.
- Check the Quality of your sending address.
This test will connect to a mail server via SMTP, perform a simple Open Relay Test and verify the server has a reverse DNS (PTR) record. It will also measure the response times for the mail server. If you don’t know your mail server’s address.
Test the quality of the email before you send it.
Mail Reach is a Free email spam test to check your spam score. Find out where your emails land and get insights to improve your deliverability & open rates.
With Mail Reach you will instead a piece of code into your campaign and send the email to a list of provided email address that will validate the email for you.