Email Bounce - Avoid Email Bounce - Spam Filters
An Email bounce is electronic mail that is returned to the sender because it cannot be delivered for some reason.
An Email Bounce usually has an error code such as a Status: 550 or 400.
There are two kinds of bounce e-mail: hard bounce and soft bounce.
- Hard bounce: e-mail is permanently bounced back to the sender because the address is invalid.
- Soft bounce: e-mail is recognized by the recipient's mail server but is returned to the sender because the recipient's mailbox is full, the mail server is temporarily unavailable, the recipient no longer has an e-mail account at that address or an email is perceived as spam.
Instant Customer is not on any global spam blacklists: We monitor those lists regularly and work with spam watchdogs to maintain that status. However, that does not prevent spam filters from tagging your emails as spam based on the content. If your emails are getting spam filtered, the problem is almost certainly the content of the email.
Tips to avoid spam filters:
- First run your autoresponder and/or broadcast content through a spam content checker. - There are many free & paid online spam checking services such as: http://www.emailspamtest.com/ http://www.contactology.com/check_mqs.php or http://www.checkspam.com/. We do not endorse any particular company so please exercise due diligence when using a spam checking service.
- Avoid spam trigger words (see below).
- Do not use all capital letters.
- Limit the use exclamation signs.
- Limit symbols such as dollar signs ($$$).
- Avoid converting Microsoft word files to HTML.
- Do not send emails attached with executable file types, such as .exe, .zip, .swf and so on.
- Send a test copy to your personal email accounts (there are many free email services available).
Common Spam Trigger Words
Accept credit cards
Can’t live without
Cents on the dollar
Click / Click Here / Click Below
Click to remove
Cost / No cost
Do it today
Free and FREE
Get it now
Information you requested
Investment / no investment
Month trial offer
No Hidden Costs
One time / onetime
Order / Order Now / Order today / Order status
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