The world as we know it has grown increasingly smaller as we integrate technology into every interaction that we have.
Whether it be collaborating with team members, project management, or even how we exercise. The email has been one of the main technologies perpetuating this change. It makes international business and collaboration more convenient than we ever thought possible.
Doesn't matter if you are negotiating with a product supplier in Asia, setting up a meeting with your partner offices in South America, or scheduling updates with clients in Europe. Email is the glue that holds this all together and makes the process easy and efficient. Think about if we actually had to call each other! Email streamlines the process and allows us to remain connected anytime, anywhere.
As the lingua franca of today’s business world, English is widely spoken among all business settings and most international business emails are conducted in English. That being said, you might be communicating with people for whom English is a second or third language. Mix this with different cultural nuances and that means that there’s no one size fits all approach to sending international emails. However, we’ve compiled these top 5 international email etiquette tips on how to make a good impression with all of your clients and colleagues across the globe.
If you’re not a developer, but you work in tech, the term API is probably something you understand in a conversational sense. You likely know what it stands for (application programming interface), and perhaps your teams use APIs to do their job—or maybe it’s even the product itself. Understanding the deeper principles behind APIs will help you better market, sell, or use these technologies yourself.
This post explains how APIs work, how developers build them, and how to use them (with real-world examples).
Getting to the inbox should be a sender’s number one priority. After all, campaigns and emails can’t be successful if they never arrive. Even the most experienced senders run into occasional inboxing issues. Email is constantly changing and evolving as a communication channel, which means senders must change and evolve with it. Determining how and why your emails are ending up in spam is key to taking advantage of the power of email.
Emails get sent to spam for a wide variety of reasons, with no one-size-fits-all reason or solution. Every sender’s situation is unique. From fixing misleading language to improving a poor sending reputation, we’ve compiled our list of best practices to outline how to remedy a spam problem.
There are plenty of myths out there in the internet including that SMTP can work on different ports than port 25. While this is true (as well as for every protocol), port 25 is the reserved one for SMTP and the only one official.
What does that mean ? Well, you can send an email to an API or all kind of web applications out there, but in fact these services are mainly just "workers"*. These workers translate what you sent to them and they must have port 25 for the SMTP protocol or ports 465/587 for SMTPS (the secure version of SMTP) opened. And here's why.
When it comes to online mail, spam traps can be the bane of many companies’ existence. Spam traps and your spam folder certainly aren’t all bad. They can help filter out the phishing scams, junk deals, and fake Nigerian princes to ensure that you’re getting the mail–and by extension, the information–you truly need.
Unfortunately, the same spam traps that help you filter your inbox are the same ones that can trip up many legitimate businesses if they’re not careful. With good guidelines and execution, however, these businesses can rest assured that their emails will land in their customers’ inboxes.
In this article, we’ll tell you more about spam traps and how to avoid them. Are you ready? Let’s go!