We’ve just released a much requested feature, giving our customers the ability to easily insert an unsubscribe link in the emails that they send. This can be found from the ‘Settings > More > Unsubscribe Options‘ page in your SMTP2GO control panel.
When you send an email newsletter to multiple recipients, your recipients will expect to see a way they can remove themselves from your mailing list, if they so choose. You can now easily insert an unsubscribe link, which will allow a recipient to simply click the link, and be taken to a web-page which will show confirmation that they have been immediately unsubscribed.
This functionality allows you to avoid having to build your own unsubscribe system, or forcing your recipients to have to email you to get removed.
In general, by using the new unsubscribe link functionality, your newsletter emails will appear more professional, and you will receive fewer spam complaints (which are often created in frustration if a recipient cannot easily unsubscribe).
SMTP2GO is growing very quickly, and late last year was featured in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for Asia/Pacific.
We had the pleasure of meeting New Zealand’s Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Amy Adams in Wellington.
It was an excellent day and a great achievement by our entire team. Congrats!
We’re proud to announce the launch of Fluttermail Email Marketing, a really useful web-based service for creating and sending email newsletters to thousands of your contacts.
While SMTP2GO is perfect for sending important transactional and day-to-day emails, and for integrating with email software or apps that need an SMTP server to work, Fluttermail is an “all in one” web app for people who like to do everything within one website. You can compose, send and track emails all from the one website.
We wanted to make Fluttermail different to all its competitors, and one way we’ve done that is pricing, which has really made it affordable to almost all businesses. Check it out!
Airlink101 network cameras require a non-SSL SMTP server in order to send emails.
SMTP2Go’s SMTP server will work with these devices, as the SMTP2Go service can work with or without SSL enabled.
You can test the service with a free trial. Please note that you should try setting the Port Number to each of the following (until you are able to send emails): 2525, 587, 8025, 25.
Thanks to one of our members for advising us about this. An example screenshot (from the SkyIPCam747W Wireless Network Camera) is shown below:
SMTP2Go Corporate’s improved weekly bounce reporting service has recently been enabled.
The new weekly reports include only true, hard bounces. A hard bounce is an email address that has proven to be undeliverable, and will never accept email in the future.
The only truly accurate method of determing whether a bounce is hard or soft is to analyse the bounce message for positive/negative keyword phrases.
So… how do we do it?
When an email bounces, we scan the bounce-back message against hundreds of specific known soft bounce keyword phrases, such as ‘Mailbox is full’, ‘SPF check failed’, and ‘We do not accept junk mail’.
If a bounce’s message includes any of our soft bounce keyword phrases, it is classified as soft.
If the bounce hasn’t already been classified as soft, we then scan the message against hundreds of specific known hard bounce keyword phrases, such as ‘Invalid email recipient’ or ‘The account does not exist’.
If a bounce’s message includes any of our hard bounce keyword phrases (and wasn’t already classified as soft), it is classified as hard.
Our classification system has a very high level of accuracy, and we’re sure it will be of use to anyone using SMTP2Go Corporate to send to mailing lists.
Having one or more emails stuck in your Outbox is an indication that your SMTP server settings may be incorrect, OR, your SMTP settings may be correct, but your current location could be blocking the port you are trying to use.
Whether you use Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Windows Live Mail, or any other email client, having emails refusing to leave your Outbox is one of the most frustrating things that can happen with email.
The SMTP2Go service provides a solution for this problem by providing an SMTP server that works from any location in the world.
Solve these common sending errors:
Cannot find the e-mail server. Verify the server information in your account properties.
Outlook cannot connect to your outgoing (SMTP) e-mail server.
The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server X timed out.
Motorola Droid X devices require that an SMTP username and SMTP password is used when sending emails. This appears to be a change from the previous Droid’s software.
To setup email on a Droid X, you need an SMTP server that can accept an SMTP username/password. The setup instructions below show how to use SMTP2Go, which has a free SMTP server that can be used.
- If you haven’t already, get a free SMTP2Go account
- Select Outgoing Server
- Enter SMTP server: smtp2go.com
- Deactivate check on both Use Secure connection and Verify Certificate
- Enter Port: 2525
- Enter your SMTP2Go BILLING email address into Username (the complete email address)
- Enter your SMTP2Go password into Password
- Tap on OK
Please note: if you are still unable to send, please try using SMTP port 25, 8025 or 587.
Verizon Droid X users may benefit from using SMTP server port80.smtp2go.com and SMTP port 80.
SMTP2Go now has a free trial SMTP plan for those people only needing to send a handful of emails each day. You can use the new plan to solve sending issues on a short trip, or to test the SMTP2Go service.
SMTP2Go has been used by well over 10,000 people worldwide to instantly solve email sending problems.
So, why wait? Join for free right now!
We have recently discovered that T-Mobile has changed its policy regarding SMTP servers (as of May 1st, 2010) and now requires that SMTP authentication be used.
What does this mean? It means that you must enter an SMTP username and an SMTP password in your email settings if you want to be able to send emails through T-Mobile.
SMTP2Go provides an SMTP server that works with T-Mobile, as it can be used with or without authentication.
New users should signup for an SMTP2Go account, and then follow the advice below.
To use SMTP2Go with T-Mobile you will need to turn SMTP authentication on, and then enter your billing email address as the SMTP username, and your SMTP2Go ‘My Account’ password as the SMTP password.
Filemaker Pro has the option of using an Outgoing SMTP Server. We’ve recently been contacted by one of our members who has successfully used SMTP2Go with Filemaker Pro.
Setup for Filemaker Pro is slightly different, in that it requires that you enter your SMTP2Go Username into the User Name field and your SMTP2Go password into the Password field.
Enter your account’s SMTP server within quotes into the Outgoing SMTP Server field. You can see what this is by logging into your SMTP2GO control panel.
Please view the image below to see an example of how the SMTP settings screen should appear. Obviously, you should replace the email address with your own.
We’ve had some reports that the Name field needs to be blank, due to a bug with the SMTP module in some versions of FileMaker Pro.