Cathy Dawiskiba

Chief Growth Officer at Woodpecker.co

Cathy started this blog a long time ago, though it seems like it was yesterday.

How to Check & Improve Your Domain and Email Server IP Reputation?

I bet you want your emails to get to your ideal prospects' inboxes. To make sure they will, you need to take care of your deliverability. Among many factors that affect the deliverability, the reputation of your domain and your email server IP plays a tremendous role. Do you know what actually affects the reputation? Do you know how to check the reputation, control it, or improve it? Read on to find some answers and helpful tools.

SMTP & IMAP: What Is It? How Does It Work?

SMTP & IMAP are the two main protocols that allow you to send and receive emails. Why am I even writing about this? Well, sometimes we take crucial things for granted. We use them every day and don't ever think about how they work. I believe that this is one of such things. And I think that it's worth understanding how sending your emails works, especially if you send a lot of them as a part of your job.

What is DKIM & SPF? And How to Set It Up?

This is serious. This is about your email deliverability. I know from my own experience that these acronyms may sound unfamiliar, scary and may seem totally uninteresting. Or maybe they sound familiar, but you never cared enough to check what they really are. Either way, it's time to learn a bit about what is SPF & DKIM and how to set them up in your DNS records for your mail server, if you want to have better control over your email deliverability.

How & When to Test Email Deliverability? List of Tools & Alternatives

Are you taking good care of your cold email campaigns’ delivery rates? There are a few tools our team uses to help Woodpecker customers test email deliverability and improve it. In this post, we share this list with you and explain how & when you can use email deliverability tools by yourself.

GDPR for cold email senders

GDPR for Cold Sales Email Senders – FAQ

Lately, we're getting lots of questions about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This seems like a topic that still needs some clarification. That's why here we've put together a GDPR FAQ - a list of frequently asked questions about the regulation along with our answers. Hope you'll find here some useful clues and practical tips about processing data and managing your email campaigns according to the GDPR principles.

What are sending limits of various email providers?

What Are Email Sending Limits of Various Email Service Providers?

You have to know this. Especially if you do email outreach. Each email service provider has its own email sending limits. The limits may be daily, hourly, and sometimes also per minute. If you’re sending cold email campaigns without being aware of your email provider’s limits, your email account may get blocked before you know it.

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