Q & A: My ESP doesn’t allow me to import my Linkedin contacts. Why?
Jan08

Q & A: My ESP doesn’t allow me to import my Linkedin contacts. Why?

Q: CASL and Linkedin? Dear EmailKarma, It seems my ESP does not recognize LinkedIn contact email addresses as explicit opt-in. I’m referring to actually sending an email and not sending an IM through InMail. I read many articles online and most people seem unclear about this topic. Do you have any information or guidance on this by any chance? Thanks, We’re Connected A: Hello, We’re Connected, I would agree with your ESP’s restriction...

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Oh no, I’ve been breached! Now what?
Nov30

Oh no, I’ve been breached! Now what?

News of data breaches are an almost daily occurrence, with terrifying revelations of major brands exposing all kinds of personal information. It can take different forms, like an Elasticsearch database being left open to the internet, as we’ve seen twice this week (57 million US citizens and 32 million users of SKY Brazil), or a total network breach like we saw with Marriott’s 500 million Starwood members. I’m not here to shame these...

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Deliverability Inferno Review
Aug31

Deliverability Inferno Review

Guest Post: Neil Anuskiewicz In Dante’s Inferno, the poet Virgil guides Dante through the nine circles of hell and purgatory, enabling Dante to learn the lessons he needs to get to Paradiso. Similarly, in Deliverability Inferno, Chris Arrendale, guides the reader on a journey through the nine challenges of email deliverability enabling the reader to learn the lessons needed to get to Paradise (aka the Inbox). As I read the table of...

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Fishing is Good, Phishing is Bad
Aug29

Fishing is Good, Phishing is Bad

On Tuesday August 21st I was invited to talk with the host of Indianapolis WishTV News at 11, Phil Sanchez about phishing emails and some common scam emails that people frequently receive.  See the segment here: * Video and Images courtesy of WishTV Some tips and notes to consider when you’re faced with an email that could be phishing or a scam: Look at the from address – does the domain it is being sent from make sense...

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Using DMARC For More Than Spoofing and Phishing
Aug10

Using DMARC For More Than Spoofing and Phishing

By now you’ve probably heard me talk about DMARC more than once here on EmailKarma.  You’ve maybe even seen one of the many reports I’ve written about it for 250ok, like this latest one ‘Multi-Industry DMARC Adoption 2018‘. But what if I also told you DMARC is more than just a tool for finding out if your brand is being phished or spoofed, or your authentication is broken? DMARC can also be used to audit...

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Disconnecting third party apps from your Gmail account
Jul17

Disconnecting third party apps from your Gmail account

Over the last week there has been a lot of noise about Gmail and third parties reading your email, a ton of articles can now be found discussing this issue like; Slate, Mediapost twice, Newsweek, The Registrar and the site that broke the news the Wall Street Journal (paywall). This list goes on and on from here. There are also a number of searches for people looking to unsubscribe or ‘disconnect’ these types of services...

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