My Emails Are Not Being Delivered. Black Lists and White Lists Explained

Written by Karen Fegarty

My Emails Are Not Being Delivered. Black Lists and White Lists Explained.

by Karen Fegarty

Over 40% of all emails within your marketing campaign are not being delivered. You may not even be aware of this, as many ISPs will not send back a bounce message. In fact if you are sending messages to AOL customers, AOL is now blocking over 80% ofrepparttar messages that come into their servers.

One ofrepparttar 109522 main reasons that this is occurring is that your IP or Domain may be Black Listed. All major ISP's and many corporate email systems now check against Black Lists and will refuse to deliver any emails that come from an IP that is Black Listed.

But what exactly is a Black List?

DNS black lists are lists of domains and IP's that are known to originate Spam. Many anti-spam software programs used by corporations and ISP's use these lists to control Spam by refusing any email that originates from one of these domains or IPs.

Unfortunately there are many instances of false positives as there are few checks and often little objectivity when listing a particular IP. In order for a black list to know that a domain is sending Spam,repparttar 109523 offence must be reported . It may take only one report via a web form for you to be listed.

You may be listed maliciously through one complaint of a client, or that of a competitor. Many Black Lists, as well, will list not onlyrepparttar 109524 IP that is suspected as spamming, but willlist any IPs in that range of addresses. If someone usingrepparttar 109525 same Internet provider as you is accused of spamming and is placed on a Black List, you may be listed as well.

DNS blacklists are usually maintained by anti-spam organizations or by individuals.

What are some ofrepparttar 109526 most popular Black Lists that ISPs are using?

Some of these include:

MAPS - Spam Cop - SpamHaus - - - Open Relay Database -

How do I know if I am on a Black List?

Promote your web business with every email you send!

Written by Dan Karwoski

Website owners are always onrepparttar lookout for new ways to promote their business. What if I told you could advertise your business every time you send an email and it wouldn't cost you a dime?

When you meet someone you might give him or her one of your business cards. Nowrepparttar 109521 recipient has all your contact information, learns a little about your business and this allows you to expose your brand. With an eBusinessCard you can still give them one of your cards, electronically, using Microsoft Outlook! All you have to do is create your card in HTML to resemble your printed card. Then save it to your Outlook signature folder so you can send an electronic version. The big advantage to an electronic card is it has live links that can takerepparttar 109522 viewer torepparttar 109523 exact page on your website withrepparttar 109524 information they need. Seerepparttar 109525 sample here


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