A Pain of Cold Emailing in Finance/Real Estate, and How to Overcome it

a list of not so common spam words

What differentiates cold emailing from other types of 1-to-1 outbound practices is that a huge chunk of a cold emailing process can be automated. You just come up with an email copy, insert a few snippets, add your prospects, and there you have it. A campaign is ready to be sent. You don’t need to send it manually. Still, outreach by email may quickly backfire when you riddle your copy with words that trigger SPAM filters.

Words such as ‘insurance’, ‘financial’, ‘medicine’, ‘mortgage’ all alarm SPAM filters. But what if that is a vocabulary you use constantly in your profession? What to do then?

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How to Warm Up My Domain Before Email Outreach

It’s not news for you that we need to warm up an email address. It’s actually one of the first things you need to do before you get on email outreach. But an email address isn’t the only thing that needs a bit of prep. We need to warm up a fresh domain too.

Warming up a domain resembles warming up an email address. Yet, a newly registered domain warm-up takes way longer than that of any mailbox. Don’t worry though. The steps you take to prepare a domain for outreach are pretty similar to the ones you go through with a new email address.

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SMTP & IMAP: What Is It? How Does It Work? (Updated)

SMTP & IMAP

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.

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Step-by-Step Practical Guide to a Cold Email Campaign That Gets Delivered

Sending an automated cold email campaign is just a start. In the end, you want your emails to actually get to your prospects’ inboxes. And to make that happen, it’s crucial that you properly plan and set up your cold email campaign in every detail. I wrote this post in cooperation with our Support team and our Head of Integration & Deliverability, because we observed that many of our users still need help when it comes to properly adjusting their cold email campaign settings.

So, we proudly present the step-by-step guide to setting up an automated cold email sequence in Woodpecker that will smoothly go out of your mailbox and actually get to your prospects.

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How Does Personalization Affect Cold Email Deliverability?

I’ve already written a few pieces on personalization in cold email. I’ve given numerous reasons why personalization is a must. Yet, here’s another one: deliverability of your cold email campaigns. This is something you can’t just ignore or omit, because if you do your emails will simply stop being sent. Here’s more about the link between personalization and deliverability. Check how it works and how to personalize your cold email campaigns to make sure your emails get sent and delivered.

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How to Warm Up My Email Address before Cold Outreach?

Remember how I wrote about why it’s a good idea to set up  a separate email for outbound? Here’s a kind of a follow-up to that topic. Before you start using a newly set up mailbox for serious outbound campaigns, it’s crucial to warm it up a bit. At Woodpecker, we often see that totally new email addresses used for outbound without any warm-up get blocked soon after an outbound campaign is fired off. Here’s more about why that happens and how to avoid it. Check out the step by step plan on how to warm up your email address before starting a cold email campaign.

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

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.
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