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Mail merge to e-mail using Word / Outlook 2011 for Mac

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by SteveBandido, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. SteveBandido

    SteveBandido Thread Starter

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    Can anyone advise me if there are limits anywhere to the number of e-mails I can send out simultaneously when using a mail merge to e-mail? I have set up and tested the mail merge and it :confused:all works fine, but I don't want to launch the real one only to get problems. I have a mailing list with 1,600 addresses, I'm using Outlook and Word 2011 for Mac to do this.
     
  2. draceplace

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    One of the problems your going to face is getting labeled as a spammer. If your sending these internally it may not be a problem. The standard answer for this is to Outsource this if your sending over 100. Good decision not to launch the real one yet.

    A detailed response to similar question in StackOverFlow
     
  3. SteveBandido

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    Thanks for the feedback, appreciated. I'm thinking that as I am using a list whereby the participants have already opted in to receive marketing mails, that I should be OK? The message is text only and advising a new business. Or am I likely to still be classified as spam?
     
  4. draceplace

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    The problem is the volume (perhaps volume per hour). the Mail servers/monitors out there don't care about the content or the reciepient they are just counting emails from a source. Once you pass a threshold your spam.

    I am no expert on this but I was an network administrator a few years ago and a company client had email that weren't reaching us (and others I later found out). After researching I discovered they had been labeled spam. Our email server was subscribed to a 'spam list' (common practice) and blocked anything coming from there. It took them months to get off that list.

    I'm sure things have changed since then. In my brief research yesterday I saw where 20 emails per hour would keep you off the list. Don't trust me on this. Do some diligent research and before firing off 1500 emails.

    And report back your findings so others can enjoy!
     
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