Cold Email Deliverability: There Is Still A Lot to Learn – Webinar Recap

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Not so long ago, we organized a deliverability webinar, which some of you might have had a chance to watch live. Deliverability plays a crucial role in the effectiveness of cold email campaigns, so no wonder it’s such a hot topic. Our Woodpecker Team Members, Margaret and Mike, talked about three layers of deliverability: technical settings, email copy, and campaign settings in Woodpecker. In today’s blog post, we answer the 8 top deliverability questions that were raised during the webinar.

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What is the Risk of Embedding an Image/Video into B2B Email?

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I’m sure you’ve read somewhere on the web that putting personalized visuals into cold email copy is the next big thing in email outreach. There are a lot of case studies that vouch for their effectiveness in increasing reply rates. Even here at Woodpecker blog, we have a guest post about including GIF into B2B emails. But is it worth the effort? What could go wrong? How to do that? Let’s see.

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A Pain of Cold Emailing in Finance/Real Estate, and How to Overcome it

What differentiates cold emailing from other types of 1-to-1 outbound practices is that a huge chunk of a cold emailing process can be automated. You just come up with an email copy, insert a few snippets, add your prospects, and there you have it. A campaign is ready to be sent. You don’t need to send it manually. Still, outreach by email may quickly backfire when you riddle your copy with words that trigger SPAM filters.

Words such as ‘insurance’, ‘financial’, ‘medicine’, ‘mortgage’ all alarm SPAM filters. But what if that is a vocabulary you use constantly in your profession? What to do then?

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How to Warm Up My Domain Before Email Outreach

It’s not news for you that we need to warm up an email address. It’s actually one of the first things you need to do before you get on email outreach. But an email address isn’t the only thing that needs a bit of prep. We need to warm up a fresh domain too.

Warming up a domain resembles warming up an email address. Yet, a newly registered domain warm-up takes way longer than that of any mailbox. Don’t worry though. The steps you take to prepare a domain for outreach are pretty similar to the ones you go through with a new email address.

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What Are Email Sending Limits of Various Email Hosts? (Updated)

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You have to know this. Especially if you do email outreach. Each host has its own email sending limits. The limits may be daily, hourly, and sometimes also per minute. If you’re sending cold email campaigns without being aware of your email provider’s limits, your email account may get blocked before you know it. In this blog post, you will find information about sending limits of popular email service providers including Gmail, Office 365, GoDaddy and more.

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SMTP & IMAP: What Is It? How Does It Work?

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SMTP & IMAP are the two main protocols that allow you to send and receive emails. Why am I even writing about this? Well, sometimes we take crucial things for granted. We use them every day and don’t ever think about how they work. I believe that this is one of such things. And I think that it’s worth understanding how sending your emails works, especially if you send a lot of them as a part of your job.

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