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Spam Resource: Beware the Pepsi Challenge!
Al Iverson just posted a brilliant story on Spam Resource:
Maybe you have seen this in your inbox test results before? Here’s the scenario. Perhaps your inbox placement testing tool has a dozen seed addresses for a specific ISP or mailbox provider. For that provider, for the message you sent, ten of seed addresses show inbox delivery, but the other two seed addresses show spam folder placement. Confusing, right? What IS your reputation at this mailbox provider? Does this count as spam folder placement or inbox placement? And what should you do about it? Read on to find out.This is what I (jokingly) call the Pepsi Challenge. When you see results like this at an ISP or mailbox provider, it’s because the mailbox provider is doing testing, inviting a sample of your (their) subscriber base to provide feedback on your email messages. It’s a taste test, of sorts, where the mailbox provider wants to know if your flavor of email
More here: Beware the Pepsi Challenge!
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