genuine bulk email
jeffrey at goldmark.org
Fri Oct 12 06:37:17 PDT 2007
On Oct 12, 2007, at 7:05 AM, Robin Becker wrote:
> At present I have reduced the email to a textual format with an
> embedded textual link. So the email looks like
>> Your XXXX Document,
>> Thank you for your inquiry. below is a link to the brochures as
>> requested, in Adobe Acrobat format.
>> It includes the YYY Airport Hotel and other information which may
>> be useful. We thank you for your query.
>> Your XXXX Document may be found here
>> XXXX Sales Team
> It could be personalised a bit more,
When you personalize that give the date and IP address of the
request. Something like
... the brochures you requested at TIME from IP.
> but is there anything at a system level that can be done to make
> emails less likely to be classified as spam?
The most crucial thing is the status of IP of the host sending the mail
o Does it have a proper DNS PTR (reverse DNS) record?
o Are you using SPF or DomainKeys to show that that IP address
is authorized to send mail in the sending domain's name?
o Do you have working postmaster and abuse addresses for the
are sending from?
o Do you have a static IP address?
o Are you clear of any major blacklists?
o Can you demonstrate that every recipient really did request the
Each of those are far more important than whether you attach a PDF.
(By the way, say it's PDF or even Adobe's PDF, but not "Adobe Acrobat
> I assume that spammers try very hard and fail, so is this kind of
> email application effectively dead in the water before it starts?
Automatic mailing is fine. What is important is how the email
addresses were acquired.
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