Today, we released MailerQ version 5.8.5. This version, besides various improvements, introduces three brand new endpoints for the REST API. These new endpoints will further aid automation, integration with third-party platforms as well as work towards headless deployment.
New REST API endpoints introduced in MailerQ 5.8.5
Four types of bad destinations you should exclude from all traffic
Sending traffic to non-existent or invalid destinations can hurt your performance and even damage your IP reputation. With MailerQ's Suppression List you can preemptively prevent unnecessary connections to bad destinations that have shown to be harmful for different reasons. In this blog post we'll discuss four different types of 'bad' destinations and explain how including these on your Suppression List can be beneficial to your email operations.
Live IP address reload available in MailerQ 5.8
In version 5.8, we introduced the External MTA IPs functionality that enables users to set up NAT rules. These rules can be used to configure the MTA to send using public IP addresses of another server. Implementing this functionality required some under-the-hood changes in the way MailerQ loads and manages MTA IPs. A neat result following from this is that any new IP addresses that are made available on the server the MTA is running on, will instantly be available in the MTA for use as well. This means that if youâve added new IP addresses to the server, you can assign them to messages, IP pools or IP warm-up schedules in a heartbeat without a restart!
Comparing message injection methods: SMTP, AMQP, REST API & spool pick-up
There are various methods for submitting messages to your email delivery platform. The most popular and widely adopted is of course SMTP. However, injecting over an HTTP REST API is also gaining popularity as an alternative. In this post, we'll go over various injection methods and describe some of the pros and cons of each approach.
5 tips to keep your email list clean
Email databases naturally degrade each year. If you think about it, this is not that surprising. Email addresses change, as well as the interests of your subscriber base. If you want to maintain a good sender reputation and deliverability rate, it is important to regularly maintain the quality of your email list by applying proper list hygiene. List hygiene is the process you undertake to ensure that the email addresses in your list consist of active and real subscribers that are ready to engage with your content. In this blog we'll discuss why it is so important to maintain proper list hygiene and what you can do to attain that.