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Do Gmail promotion cards improve email performance?

Long story short: gmail promotion cards did not have statistically significant positive impact on our Black Friday email campaign. My first year being on the retailer’s side of Black Friday was 2019. It was a harrowing experience due to lack

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How to set up your email domains and SPF records

What is SPF (Sender Policy Framework)? SPF is a DNS TXT entry for your domains and subdomains that list the services and individual IP addresses that you use to send emails. v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com include:_something.amazonaws.com ~all Hypothetical SPF record. This says

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How to make your logo visible in the inbox with a BIMI record

I just heard of BIMI for the first time a few weeks ago. Most of the resources I can find are trying to sell DMARC management services. While these services are useful and valuable I was trying to figure out

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Iterable recipe: inject data from a custom event into userProfile for email template

An email I’ve been working on needs to refer back to information from a previous event. The problem here is that the I wanted to reference the title of a video that was watched in the past within a blast

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Limit number of php-cgi processes spawned by nginx

Here’s how to Mine was around here somewhere. File was here sudo nano /usr/bin/php-fastcgi Original file looked something like this. #!/bin/bash /usr/bin/spawn-fcgi -a 127.0.0.1 -p 10005 -u www-data -g www-data -f /usr/bin/php-cgi Added -C argument to enforce a limit. #!/bin/bash

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HTML Email: Image height is 1px high for Gmail in IE10

Lately I have had to redo some of the HTML emails. We had an outside contractor do most of the work and he did a fantastic job. However, I was noticing that under a very specific condition, the email images

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Working on a real iOS app.

As a personal endeavor I’m trying to make an iOS app. Making a native app for iOS has been on my to-do list for at least 2-3 years but I could never figure out the Objective C language and I

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Understanding the design of the Angular JS framework

  I’ve been trying to figure out Angular JS for a little while but I don’t have a deep understanding of software engineering patterns or practices. My theory is that I haven’t been able to figure out the framework because

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Playing with apnagent for Node Apple Push Notification

https://blog.engineyard.com/2013/developing-ios-push-notifications-nodejs http://apnagent.qualiancy.com/

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Development notes: HTML5-based mobile app

A few months ago the company I work for released, a search experienced tailored for tablet use. After the tablet version’s successful releaseĀ I had the good fortune to be asked to create the mobile phone experience. As a web developer

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