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Way to list “Contact Us” email address on web site, yet reduce likelihood of spam?

What's a good way to list a "Contact Us" email address on a web site, while reducing the likelihood it will get spammed? Is putting the email address in an image the best technique, or are there ...
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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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Should I set up standard email accounts? What are they?

A long time ago one used to be able to count on domains having addresses like webmaster@example.com, postmaster@example.com, or abuse@example.com ... is this convention dead? Note: I always try to ...
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How can I prevent my mail from being classified as spam?

My company sometimes send mail, but it usually goes to "spam" folder in gmail. The email includes only a few sentences, without any links or images. Just plain text. How can I fix this? (Notice that I ...
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How to avoid Hotmail/Live rejections for (legit) large volume eMailing?

While qualifying eMail for Spam, Hotmail/Live checks the historical records of numbers of eMails sent by a sender (FROM, eMail Server, IP, etc.). Some times, perfectly valid bulk eMails that are not ...
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Is Email list “cleaning” a legitimate practice?

A client has provided us with an excel spreadsheet of around 10,000 email addresses, names and addresses. They were taken from a CRM used previously. I've been asked to "clean" up this database - ...
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Is it ok to use uppercase letters in email address?

If I send an email to Hello@Example.com instead of hello@example.com, could there come up any problems with the delivery because of the uppercase letters?
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How can I create an SPF record on my 1and1.com hosted domain?

Emails from my domain (hosted at 1and1, and using Google Apps Premier edition) have sporadically been going to recipients' spam folders lately. I did some research, tested, and found out that I do ...
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When email newsletters include Base64 encoded images, do email clients see them immediately?

When I send a newsletter with remote URLs most email clients will ask the user if he wants to load remote resources inside the message. If I send an email using images with Base64 encoded strings as ...
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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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Is it possible to send an automatic email to the webmaster when a visitors hits a 500 error page?

Is it possible to send an automatic email that includes details about the requested page to the webmaster when a visitors hits a 500 internal server error page? That way the web master could act ...
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Emailing all site users

I'm going to be emailing all of my site users to update them on recent developments and remind them to come back to the site. Are there any special precautions I should take. I was going to do this ...
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Why do some large companies use a different domain for sending emails?

I've received notifications and newsletters from Microsoft and Facebook in the past and noticed that both emails came not from an address such as something@facebook.com or something@microsoft.com. ...
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How to use Cloudflare and Namecheap email forwarding at the same time?

I want to use Cloudflare, and it requires that I use their nameservers. The problem is that I'm using some features from Namecheap like email forwarding, which will be disabled (if I didn't get it ...
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input type=“email” allows test@test, why?

I've always been under the assumption that the browser email-validation-regex is more robust than some regex pattern in JS/PHP. My employer just showed me that both strings are considered correct (at ...
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How Important Is Email?

I'm starting to create a site, and want to run it on a VPS rather than shared for a variety of reasons. This means that, if I were to want email services, I'd need to tackle the non-trivial task of ...
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How can I find out if my domain has been added to email blacklists?

We do a lot of mass emailing of our contacts to promote events, send out newsletters, etc. Some people read and react, some people unsubscribe, but I fear that some might actually mark the email as ...
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Why do bots search for / fill and send contact forms?

I'm a bit confused as to why people make bots to do this - is it to find vulnerabilities? I recently upgraded my contact form security with more client and server side validation, including a ...
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Any free service like Google Apps? [closed]

Google Apps offers a good opportunity to host emails externally. Definitely, Google should not be alone in this market, but I've not heard of any other alternative. Is there any other company offering ...
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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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Do I have to host my company email with the same company that hosts my website?

Do I have to host my company email with the same company that hosts my website? If not, what are the advantages and disadvantages?
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Why should we prefer table over div when it comes to emailers?

When it comes to converting designed email templates to html format, how is a table layout better than a div? What are the exact reasons we tend to choose table over div for emailers?
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Hotmail and IP in blacklist - how to solve now?

Our server's IP address is blacklisted by the provider of hotmail. We can't find any solutions. We followed up with all the instructions they gave us in the DEAMON email link, but it's not enough - ...
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Changing default date range in Google Analyics?

Is there a way to change the default date range of 31 days in GA? After changing it and clicking apply, only the current report changes? Next time I use GA, 31 days again??? Here is documentation ...
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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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What kind of redirect (301 or 302) for an email links tracker?

We are developing an email sending application ("à la" Mailchimp). Hyperlinks inserted by our users, in the emails they want to send, are replaced by a tracking URL on our application ...
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Why don't websites have contact emails? [duplicate]

I find websites having a contact form which you must put in your own email address. It is frustrating because I would rather send an email my self. What is the rationale for doing this and not ...
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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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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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What do big websites do about spam emails to the support department?

My website's support email address is starting to get a lot of spam emails to it, what do big companies do about this?
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Getting a lot of postmaster undeliverable notices for non-existent users

I've had my domain (straightpathsql.com) for a few years now. I host my e-mail with Google Accounts for business and have for awhile. ALl of the sudden in the past week I am starting to get a lot of ...
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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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Own SMTP server vs SendGrid/PostmarkApp/CritSend/SMTP.com/etc

Wondering what the benefits are from switching from our own SMTP server to an SMTP service. They all seem to talk about handling the deliverability issues. However our server is set up with reverse ...
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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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Contacting large list of unverified user emails

I currently have a very large list of user emails (around 100K), but with unverified emails addresses. In order to make signing up and using the site as convenient as possible (especially for the ...
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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 ...
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Adding SPF records in GoDaddy

I have the GoDaddy hosting and send mail using the following code: $to = "demomail@gmail.com"; $subject = "Test mail"; $message = "Hello! This is a simple email message."; $from = ...
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Why is email HTML stuck in the 90's? [closed]

(disclaimer - I've already tried asking this on StackOverflow, but apparently it was off topic. If the same is true here please let me know and I'll close/delete this question.) I've spent about a ...
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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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How do I know my email open rate?

I saw some people saying their newsletter has X open-rate. How can I know this thing?
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What is the maximum frequency for checking email in Gmail, and are there alternatives?

I am trying to build a Python program for small business. My customers will send their orders in plain texts via email to me. My first thought is to use Gmail as my email server so I could write a ...
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My website's email is being marked as spam, how do I analyse a X-CNFS-Analysis email header?

My website is sending out email that RackSpace email is marking as spam. I'm trying to figure out why the email is being marked as spam and what I can do about it. The most interesting header that ...
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Good practice for sending out test emails without being classified as a spammer

I am trying out some new ideas involving HTML emails that will be sent from my site. I am sending lots of test emails to my Gmail and Yahoo accounts, all of which go straight to the spam folder. ...
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Is it a good practice to use Gmail, Yahoo Mail & Hotmail addresses for registration?

I am designing a website in which clients should register to use some specific services, and I am trying to prevent temp mails, or mails from personal domain. The question is that is this a good ...
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SMTP Email volume

My company's application has a bulk email system, all custom built, used by our clients to send emails based on opt-ins. While doing performance monitoring during some particularly large email batch ...
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Can I have a webhost with one company and an E-Mail host with another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I leave mail at the registrar while serving the web from host? I was wondering if it was possible to use one company (and respective name servers) for email ...
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How to Export Email “Sent” Folder?

A client had her web site and email hosted at "company A". She was switching to "company B" but didn't want to lose her email. I set up a Gmail account, POPed into her webmail account, and pulled the ...
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Email hosting for managing emails across many domains

I wanted to get peoples thoughts on integrated email hosting solutions. As a webmaster/web developer, I own many domains and would ideally like to incorporate all those emails into 1 interface, like I ...
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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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Webmail with option to change password for email account?

Been testing out different webmail options to use (so far AfterLogic, Horde) And it seems that there is no options to change password for user. It's really bad thing that i have to go to server and ...