how to make automatic mails junk filter proof

13 May 2008 - 4:29am
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sreeramen ramaswamy
2008

Hi guys,
Some consumer applications are marketed as an exclusive and only invitation
based registration. For instance when gmail started people could get it
based on selective invitation only.

Sometime these message get into the junk folder of your email and you may
not see them or open them So what needs to be done to the subject of the
mail, text of the automatic mails. to prevent it from geeting it into junk.

ant useful pointers would help.

thanks,
Ram

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13 May 2008 - 3:21pm
Will Parker
2007

On May 13, 2008, at 3:29 AM, sreeramen ramaswamy wrote:

> Sometime these message get into the junk folder of your email and
> you may
> not see them or open them So what needs to be done to the subject of
> the
> mail, text of the automatic mails. to prevent it from geeting it
> into junk.

Ram, no disrespect to you, but any method that would reliably help you
get your legitimate emails past junk mail filters -- WITHOUT
cooperative action from the intended recipient -- would also be an
excellent method for constructing more effective spam.

Let's not go there, please.

I have seen several sites that finish the email signup process by
either 1) displaying a request that the user add the sender's email
address to their personal address book (to avoid 'unknown sender'
fileters) or 2) asking the user to look in their Junk folder for an
email that has a specific title.

While these methods are somewhat awkward, they generally do not impose
a heavy burden on the user or the copywriter for your email.

-Will

Will Parker
wparker at channelingdesign.com

13 May 2008 - 4:02pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek
2007

The only way to make sure that your email will be received - not junk-
listed and delivered in a reasonable timeframe - is to partner with a
reliable third-party email provider that uses industry connections and
ISP whitelisting to prevent spam blocking.

We are launching a members-only site with a confirmed email addy as
the membership requirement, and a 3rd party provider was the only way
to reliably do this.

jd

On May 13, 2008, at 2:21 PM, Will Parker wrote:

> On May 13, 2008, at 3:29 AM, sreeramen ramaswamy wrote:
>
>> Sometime these message get into the junk folder of your email and
>> you may
>> not see them or open them So what needs to be done to the subject
>> of the
>> mail, text of the automatic mails. to prevent it from geeting it
>> into junk.
>
> Ram, no disrespect to you, but any method that would reliably help
> you get your legitimate emails past junk mail filters -- WITHOUT
> cooperative action from the intended recipient -- would also be an
> excellent method for constructing more effective spam.
>
> Let's not go there, please.
>
> I have seen several sites that finish the email signup process by
> either 1) displaying a request that the user add the sender's email
> address to their personal address book (to avoid 'unknown sender'
> fileters) or 2) asking the user to look in their Junk folder for an
> email that has a specific title.
>
> While these methods are somewhat awkward, they generally do not
> impose a heavy burden on the user or the copywriter for your email.

- -

Jeffrey D. Gimzek | Senior User Experience Designer

http://www.glassdoor.com

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