Month: May 2010

Asking for the Impossible: Send Rates

Today’s is the third in a series of posts on contractual terms that clients want to try to get, but usually will be unable to get due to the harsh impact of reality. Thus far, we have considered Delivery Service Level Agreements and Inbox Guarantees. Today, we turn our attention to send rate guarantees. Occasionally… Read More

Asking for the impossible: Inbox Guarantees

Yesterday, we had a look at Delivery SLAs as a contract term that you are unlikely to get out of an email service provider. Closely linked with the Delivery SLA is the Inbox SLA, more commonly referred to as the Inbox Guarantee. This is a contractual term that many people try to impose upon an… Read More

Asking for the impossible: SLAs

Just a few days ago, I wrote that I cannot give a guarantee that an intervention on my part will get you removed from a DNSBL. Why? Because I won’t agree to terms that will bind me to making someone use do something. I figured that I would follow that up by looking at some… Read More

Guest Post: Your Problems Are Bigger Than You Think

A few days ago, I was approached by a delivery consultant. Frustration abounded, and while this person didn’t need my assistance with anything, there was a need for someone to vent at for a few minutes. This person, whom we shall name “Gary” for the purposes of this post, agreed to write up a paraphrase… Read More

I Can’t Give You What You Want

Yesterday, I was talking with a potential client about engaging my services. The prospect asked for a guarantee of results with regard to a smallish blocking list, and left the telephone call unhappy because I would not do that. The reason that I, and indeed ANY email delivery consultant, cannot guarantee results seems obvious to… Read More

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