Spam Emails

Spam Emails

Emails Flagged As Spam

Email spam, also known as junk email or simply spam, is unsolicited messages sent in bulk by email. Tired of hearing that your clients aren’t receiving your emails? Maybe they landed in the spam folder, or worse not at all.

When your emails are not delivered, you’re losing money.

 This article shares tips to help you ensure customers get your messages.

Mail or internet service providers use algorithms, custom configurations, and or machine learning to filter emails, and this keeps your employee’s inbox free from unwanted emails. Yet, as filters get smarter and stronger to ward off cyber attack, you need to do more. Ensure your emails get through to the intended audience with these strategies.

#1 Get permission from recipients

In some countries, if your recipients didn’t ask or agree to hear from you, and the email is of a commercial nature, the email you’re sending is spam. That’s why buying a bulk email list hurts your sender reputation. You don’t want your business associated with spam.

#2 Avoid trigger words

Content filters are set to be sensitive to words that typically indicate a spammer’s efforts. These include:

  • “Dear friend”

  • “No obligation”

  • “Free”

  • “Cash”

  • “Toll-free”

  • “Risk-free”

  • “Special offer”

  • “Free prize”

  • “Best price”

#3 Don’t rely on an image

An email which uses only an image will trigger a content filter. Even if you have an image in your email, you should always have something to say about it as well.

You’ll also want to avoid ALL CAPS and overusing exclamation points, too.

#4 Drive engagement

Mail providers and internet service providers are able to track how people receive your emails and whether they react positively. If they immediately delete the email without even looking at it, you could be labeled as spam. If they open the email, click on a link, respond or send it on to someone else, that’s positive engagement.

#5 Work with a reputable internet service provider

Your business may be sending from a shared IP address. If someone else has been sending spam from that address, you will be a suspect, too, at least by those who filter based on IP.  If you are sending mass marketing emails, use an email marketing platform.

#6 Always include a way to unsubscribe, plus your contact information

When mailing a list, provide updated and valid contact information for your company. Also, make sure you offer a clear opportunity to unsubscribe.

#7 Pace yourself

Sending too many emails at once will prompt filter scrutiny. Instead of sending hundreds of emails at once, you schedule a staggered send.

Stay in touch successfully

The success of your email marketing and day-to-day communications relies on your getting through spam filters. Monitoring your deliverability is one of the best ways to stay in touch successfully. Make it easier on your team by partnering with Abuzz Technologies to help avoid spam folders. Call us now at 215.600.0349, [email protected]. Abuzz Technologies, 744 South Street #124, Philadelphia, PA 19147.