Free WiFi? Just give me your email address
Sep26

Free WiFi? Just give me your email address

Have you ever gone to dinner and thought, “I’ll just jump on the free WiFi while I’m here so the kids can stream YouTube videos and maybe we will have a nice quiet dinner?” Only to then be confronted with a splash page asking for your email address or a social network login. I’ve seen these same services in grocery stores, hotels, and malls just waiting for the siren of free wifi to suck up your contact details.  Don’t get me wrong I...

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Email Authentication and Canadian Elections
Jul18

Email Authentication and Canadian Elections

There seems to be an endless supply of data around the US political space and the various individuals running for leadership positions and how they are managing their online authentication. By all reports most of the current candidates seem to be doing a poor job in the US. However being Canadian, and also in an election year, I wanted to see how things were running a little closer to home. The thought of running these tests was...

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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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