Ben Hamilton

HTML Emails – How to do them well

Great article over at A List Apart: Can Email Be Responsive. If you do HTML email newsletters, you should go read this.

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New Act! emarketing to arrive soon

Act! (now owned by Swiftpage) will have an updated emarketing platform builtin to the next release of Act! 16.1. I know many who will be eager to test this out.

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Digital email signatures

Get a digital email signature from Comodo. …digitally signing allows them to confirm you as the sender and verify the message was not tampered with en route…

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TinyLetter Email Marketing

A new take on email newsletters: …besides being created by the legendary Philip Kaplan (if you’re over 35 and were laid off by a dot-com you know who @pud is, and you know how great his email newsletter was), we think TinyLetter is a unique take on email marketing newsletters because: It was built from the ground up […]

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Link Roundup 2011-09-10

Link roundup of what I’ve just read that I feel is worthy of a mention: Mike Schneider and Aaron Strout guest post on Logic+Emotion: Location-Based Marketing: What’s in it for Me? Wayne Schulz has two posts: You’d Have To Be Crazy To Ignore Email Newsletters and Use Boilerplate Replies To Pre-Qualify. James Huff writes Ten […]

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More Cheese, Less Whiskers

On the ride to work this morning I listened to the podcast over at Duct Tape Marketing, where John Jantsch interviews Dean Jackson who “outlines several case studies in which he applies the customer’s best interest approach and produces incredible results where the sales only approach had failed miserably.” Really enjoyed listening to this, and […]

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How to clear the MS Exchange mail queue quickly

Spent the day dealing with an exchange server that had been compromised. As a result, heaps of spam emails were in the exchange mail queue. Manually removing them is a major pain in the rear. Fortunately, others have shared how to clear the Microsoft Exchange mail queue of thousands for spam mails. Stop the SMTP […]

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Email error codes

Ever got an email message saying something like this? This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. THIS IS A WARNING MESSAGE ONLY. YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESEND YOUR MESSAGE. Delivery to the following recipients has been delayed. < someone@example.com > The reason for the problem: 4.1.0 – Unknown address error 451-‘DNS temporary failure […]

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What are MX Records?

I was asked to explain MX records today, here it is for others as well: MX Records, or Mail eXchange Records, is simply a line of text in a file on a DNS Server on the internet. What it does however is VERY important. It tells other peoples mail servers where to deliver email they […]

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Email size limts in Exchange

Have an Microsoft Exchange server and want to change the maximum size of emails that can be sent or recieved? Here is how: Open up Exchange System Manager, Global Settings, right click Message Delivery, select Properties, Defaults and bingo, you can set both Sending message size and Receiving message size.

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