Method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients.

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Why is Gmail showing the word 'Unsubscribe' in email subject lines?

I have recently noticed that when I send out e-mail campaigns that Gmail is now including 'Unsubscribe' in the subject along with my actual subject. Is this now a common practice among e-mail ...
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Use Google Apps mail with website on a separate web host

We've bought a domain through the free Google Apps service and use the Gmail account provided. I'm thinking of hosting our own site on a separate web host, but emails sent to our domain might be ...
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cpanel pipe default system mail account

In the cPanel forwarders option how to pipe a system default mail account? For example if the system username is sample and the domain name is example. Address to Forward: here a text box accepts ...
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Third-party SaaS will also host our web site. They want our registrar username and password. Is this normal?

I'm In a situation that's slightly different from this question. Why would anyone need my registrar information for a new web site? We currently host our own web server and mail server. We're ...
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Looking for alternatives to Google's business email solution

I'm planning on hosting some websites and am trying to figure out the best way to handle emails for my clients. I don't want to have to set up a whole email system. I've seen Google's apps for ...
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enable email on Godaddy when using Zerigo on Heroku hosted app

A little recap of what I have done ... and then my questions Q1, Q2 and Q3 1 - I developed a RoR app that I deployed on Heroku. biowatts.heroku.com 2 - I bought a domain name at GoDaddy: ...
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How to phrase the from field in system generated emails my site sends?

I have a community site that sends emails after certain actions like 1) When someone makes a comment 2) When someone does something called "suggest solution" 3) When someone makes a comment in the ...
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Difference between mail. and pop. & smtp.?

When hosting a website I often notice that all of the following are defined under DNS: POP = mail.example.com SMTP = mail.example.com versus POP = pop.example.com SMTP = smtp.example.com Is it ...
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Cheaper email solution than Google Apps [closed]

I'm designing a website for a Canadian political organization which isn't very well funded. While Google's solution for nonprofits is pretty solid, either Canadian or political organizations don't ...
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PHP script to send notification email via hosted ISP

I have PHP 5 running on a hosted ISP. The ISP gives me minimal configuration options via cPanel. Is there any way to use email notification to respond to some given event? I want to send from PHP ...
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How would you connect 2 mailing lists?

A friend of mine and I have two mailinglists (one on google groups, one on yahoogroups) concerning a similar topic. It would be convenient to connect those mailing lists, so that every message is ...
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Plain Text email support: Is it still needed in 2011?

For many years I have been building emails that get sent out by my webapps that are Multi-part with a text part & an email part to allow users of plain text only email clients to default to the ...
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Is there a good, centralized resource for helping users setup white-lists in their e-mail?

I'm sure there are plenty of webmasters who have sites that send e-mails to users. Many times they land in the user's spam/junk folders, unbeknownst to the user. I'm wondering, is there a good, ...
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How do I transfer my email-hosting, and keep my domain name?

I have bought a domain name and some email hosting from a company (PurpleCloud). I want to get my email hosting from another company. (Fastmail). I don't care who I register my domain with. (it's ...
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AOL and E-Mail Marketing

I offer a paid subscription newsletter service that sends e-mails daily. I have had trouble in the past and currently with AOL E-Mail Address users and did not know if there is anything specific that ...
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dns routing MX record

I want to move an old website from a client's office server to a new hosting account but I need to leave the email accounts on my client's office server. I have done this once or twice before and what ...
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Email Widget: Capture Email Address Upon Leaving

Can anyone recommend a widget (or service) that I can integrate into my PHP site to prompt a user for their email address upon leaving my site? I'm also open to suggestions as to whether its best ...
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Cannot send email to Google Apps alias from PHP

I'm using Wordpress and sending email via Gmail SMTP: server: smtp.gmail.com port: 465 I created Google Apps main domain called domain.com and email info@domain.com. Then I registered domain ...
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How can I do large file delivery system (YouSendIt) on my own server?

I'm wondering if there is a way that I can replicate the large file delivery system on my own server like the way YouSendIt works. I upload a file on a page, server recognizes it and sends an email ...
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What's causing warnings when clicking a link in a newsletter/email message?

I've created a html email newsletter (sending it through campaign monitor) and some of my receivers complain that they get a warning when they're clicking on links in my email. Warning this web ...
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Custom email address with Google Apps?

I am very new with web hosting and I'd like to setup a custom email address with my domain for myself specifically me@domain.com. I've already purchased the domain but the .TLD does not come with DNS ...
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Are mailto: links practically deprecated?

I was thinking... Mailto: links are handled by standalone email clients only. Most users nowadays use webmail (like GMail). Webmail can't handle mailto: links. When a webmail user clicks a mailto: ...
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Settings to be changed on domain to control email through separate hosting?

I have a domain name with http://www.lcn.com and I have separate hosting that has cPanel. What settings do I need to change on my domain in LCN so I can send mail through my hosting? I haven't ...
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Implementing Facebook Like and Tweet Buttons into E-Mail

I am sending an email campaign out to subscribers and I would like to incorporate a Facebook Like and a Tweet Button into my email. Since I cannot use javascript inside emails I was wondering the best ...
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E-Mail Marketing “Width”

I am working on building an email marketing newsletter, is there a good general width that I should stick with? I have seen 600 as a number but I am unsure what others have encountered. I need this ...
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Feasible to send marketing emails as an image?

Is it feasible to send marketing emails entirely as images - apart from a link at the top, giving the option for the recipient to view the email online (in their browser) and one at the footer to ...
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Newsletter for my website

I have been recently looking at some websites and they have a mailing list newsletter. If I click unsubscribe it goes straight to their server and you can unsubscribe from their server. What ...
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cheap paid mail forwarding service for 200-300 accounts [closed]

I am looking for a service which can easily forward up to 200-300 email accounts. I am ok with paying a nominal fee . I don't want to manage yet another mail server. I looked into mailroute, but its ...
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Does having Abuse and Postmaster Emails help to stop being treated as SPAM?

I read on some blog (I don't remember the URL) that having abuse@mydomain.com and postmaster@mydomian.com in addition to main email help to prevent our mails from being categorized as spam. Is it true?...
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Can I migrate from GNU Mailman to MailChimp?

I have ~20 lists, all of which are mostly announce-only (newsletters--recipients do not reply back to the list) running in GNU Mailman. It's alright. Mailman has certainly prooven itself but we want ...
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How to implement an email this link button

I'm adding Facebook like, Tweet, Google +1, LinkedIn Share buttons to some webpages. I'm also adding an email this link button as well. Currently I'm doing it like so.. I have nice button made up, ...
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Is there a tool I can use to test if an email from china is being blocked?

I'm having problems receiving an email from china, and I think it might be because the email was blocked somehow. Since I am not based in China and do not have access to any computers in China, I can'...
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Looking for a mailing list system with click tracking capability

we are looking for a mail system with the ability to know it a client has visited the link. Our idea is to prepare a mail for a certain group of customers, on that mail we will include a url to our ...
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Is hushmail a spam source?

I am new so I don't know the history. But why, after I just found out, do all hushmail email users cannot register or log in to the website that I am administering. Is hushmail a spam source? Or any ...
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Email private information appearing in Google Results

I've got a major problem in that emails sent to our clients are showing up in Google's search results. For confidentiality reasons, I can't post those links (for risk that they get indexed here), but ...
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What can a mac mini server do? Is it useful for starting up a home business?

The mac mini is a really appealing option to someone like me with little knowledge of servers. I am looking for a server that I can use for a small business, to: host websites, store company files and ...
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SMTP server to deliver mail to Rails app, how?

all, this is my first question and I hope I chose the right place to post it. Here's what I need help with: I've been looking for this all day and I'm having a hard time finding a SMTP mail server ...
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Why do websites have a contact form? isn't an email address enough?

What's reason behind having a contact form on a website, when a simple e-mail link is enough? Why do so many web sites have contact forms? Is it just a habit?
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Email marketing service with delayed sending?

I would like to dispatch certain emails to users that sign up for my email communications at a fixed timeframe. For example, send email A after 7 days of signing up, email B after 21 days, etc. (...
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System depends heavily on emails - use gmail?

I am creating a system where it depends heavily on alerting users through email. I was wondering if it's a better choice to sign up to googles businesss gmail account. Would this give me a better ...
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How to forward email to a group from a single email address?

My wife has a DotNetNuke website for her non-profit, and a that site has a "Contact Us" page. The "Contact Us" module only allows for the entry of a single email address as the recipient of the ...
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Are there any free webhosts who offer SMTP to an email on a separate domain?

I have written up a PHP script that sends form inputs to an email. However, the free webhost that I've tried could only send SMTP to a domain that you owned. I don't have one yet, and can only use ...
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Legal terms required to email users - is opt in necessary

Creating a new site requiring membership to participate. I don't anticipate emailing members at this time except for password related issues. Perhaps down the road emails will be necessary. I ...
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How to configure Drupal email functionality on GoDaddy server

I have Drupal 6 installed on a GoDaddy server. The email functionality used to work fine, but about a month ago they moved my site to their newer generation of server, and I discovered today after ...
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How to implement a software trial request form?

On my company's website I want to have a form where a visitor can provide an email address and pass an anti-bot challenge. The server would then email a trial key to the visitor. Background: I am ...
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Are send to a friend features in websites obselete?

Often I am asked to create send to a friend forms for websites where a user can enter a few of their friends email addresses to which a URL is forwarded via email. My question is now that we have so ...
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is there any way to check if an email sent landed in a spam folder?

In email marketing it's useful to provide a statistic about messages that got across as spam to the people that want to send an email campaign. From what I know so far, it isn't possible to check if ...
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Why would you want to own just the MX rights to a website?

I acquired an existing small website not too long ago. When I went to register the domain on google apps, it turned out the domain was already registered and I would need to contact whoever had ...
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A method to edit html email templates easily

I'm designing and developing some html email templates for mass mailings. I was asked to provide an easy solution for a non-technical person to edit them safely and easily. I'm afraid conventional ...
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Email settings for a Rackspace Cloud Sites hosted site?

I'm working on moving a client's hosting to a new provider as part of a site redesign. They're currently using Rackspace to host their site. Their domain is registered with ENOM. My one concern is ...