Yahoo Mail Says: Don’t Act Like Spammers

While reporting on Yahoo Mail’s deliverability issues I spoke to a lot of great sources, including Yahoo. Here’s a few spammy tidbits I left out. “Whenever we deploy some tighter, stricter filters, spammers are sometimes the first to complain,” said Mark Risher, group product manager for Yahoo Mail. “No one considers himself a spammer; they just consider themselves aggressive e-mail marketers.”

Risher closed with a word of advice for e-mail marketers. “Do whatever is in their power to make themselves look like good guys by not using tricks that spammers use, which will in the long run hurt them.”

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