Why you should avoid using public domains for email marketing
Many things can improve your email marketing, but the number one thing you should never do is use a public domain as your sending email address. Using a public domain may cause distrust in your recipients, send you to the Spam folder, and in some cases even have your emails quarantined completely! In this article, we’ll list the different reasons why using a public domain to send marketing emails is
How do I integrate my Gmail Contacts with my Benchmark account?
Import your Gmail contacts into your Benchmark account with this secure integration. Contacts will maintain the group settings you created in Gmail with fields that can be specified during the integration process. To integrate, simply follow the steps below: Log in to your Benchmark account. Select Integrations from your username at the top-right of the page. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Get Started. Go to the
Why isn’t my email rendering correctly in my Gmail mobile app?
Gmail has a feature that automatically resizes your email as it is received on your mobile device. This feature can sometimes cut off parts of the email, like the one on the right. Unfortunately, this is not a setting on the sender’s side. We can’t do much about it, as it is a feature of Gmail. However, recipients can resize their email back to it’s original size if it is
Templates & Editor September 4, 2019
Common HTML Email Coding Mistakes
An html email communication might look good on your computer but fail completely on the contact's because it depends on graphics, fonts, and CSS files which only reside on your system. When you are creating your email in outside HTML editors like Microsoft Publisher, Dreamweaver, or FrontPage, remember that you are designing for email and not a website. If you design the email as if it were a web page,
Templates & Editor October 24, 2019
Why does using an AOL or Yahoo address cause bounces?
This year, Yahoo and AOL stepped up to combating spam being sent on the internet. Yahoo and AOL do this by changing how they authenticate emails being sent from their address. They no longer allow their users to send using 3rd party services, such as Benchmark Email, Constant Contact, and MailChimp. To prevent getting your emails bounces, we suggest using an email address other than Yahoo, Rocket Mail (owned by
Reports August 7, 2018
Why does my email look different in different email clients and browsers?
In short, every email client and browser renders HTML code differently from one another. Compare it to the numerous languages that are out there. While one joke may make sense and even be hilarious in one, it may directly translate into a grammatically incorrect statement that makes no sense at all in another. The severity of your email anomalies will vary depending on the email client or browser and may
How to whitelist Benchmark Email domains in your Google Apps settings to receive emails properly in your inbox?
If you are using Google Apps for Business & having trouble in getting emails from our servers then kindly follow the steps given below. Note: An email whitelist is a list of IP addresses from which your users expect to receive legitimate mail. When you add an IP address to your email whitelist, emails sent from this IP address will generally not be marked spam. At this time, it is
I have an email address listed as a hard bounce, but I know it is valid. What happened?
If an email was blocked by a spam filter on the recipient's end, it could cause it to come back as a hard bounce. This spam filter could be in the company firewall, the ISP/data center, or the subscriber's own computer. A valid email address that has been marked as a "hard bounce" can be removed from your contact list and re-added to erase the history of bouncing. If
Reports November 6, 2018
My links are a different color in some email clients. Why is this?
Your link has a different color in different email clients because email clients have their own default settings for links. The default setting kicks in when a link color is not specified in the coding of the email. For example, Gmail will use the colors from their "theme" settings and your links will match the menu links. If you set the color while in Step 4 of the email builder,
Templates & Editor September 6, 2019
How do I export contacts from my Gmail or Google Apps for Business account?
Adding contacts to your Benchmark Email account from your Gmail address book can be done in this way: Sign in to your Gmail account. On the left side of any Gmail page, click on Gmail option and then click Contacts from drop down menu. In the More drop-down menu, select Export. Pick the format in which you'd like to expore your contacts' information. Note: Some formats can lose contact information.
Contact Lists August 6, 2018