Blocklist remediation | Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated: October 13, 2020
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You'll see a banner in the Marketing Email tool if one of your emails triggered a blocklisting event.
Learn more about why your account triggered a blocklisting event and more details about the remediation process below.
- How was this remediation list created?
- How do I opt out this list?
- Is this related to recent bounce or spam compliant rates?
- What is Spamcop?
- How do I get delisted from Spamcop?
- How will this remediation process help?
- I’m concerned about losing valuable contacts and leads.
- Will my permission pass campaign cause another blocklisting?
- Can I still send transactional email to these contacts?
- Can you provide examples of permission pass campaigns?
- I checked the box, “Don’t send to contacts with low engagement” on the campaign that caused the blocklisting. How can this be?
- Do I need to include contacts who were recently added to my database in my permission pass campaign?
- Do I need to include contacts validated through a third-party list in my permission pass campaign?
- Do I need to include contacts with low Sends Since Last Engagement in my permission pass campaign?
How was this remediation list created?
The list created by the Email Deliverability team (Delivered blocklisted campaign. No recent opens.) contains all contacts that received the blocklisted email campaign and haven't opened any emails within the past year. The spam trap that caused the blocklisting is included in this list. Opting out this list will prevent future blocklistings.
How do I opt out this list?
To opt out all the contacts in the remediation list (Delivered blocklisted campaign. No recent opens.) in your account, you'll need to export the list from HubSpot and import it as an opt out list. If you opt out this entire list, you don't need to complete a permission pass campaign.
Is this related to recent bounce or spam complaint rates?
This is not related to bounces, unsubscribes, or spam reports. These are all actions taken by real recipients or receiving servers. Spam traps are real emails maintained by blocklist operators, so they won’t bounce. They also won't engage with the email to unsubscribe or mark the email as spam.
What is Spamcop?
Spamcop is a third party blocklist operator used for email security. They collect IP addresses and publish them publicly on their blocklist. Spamcop owns and operates spam trap addresses. When one of their active spam traps is included on an email from our servers, it will cause that IP address to be blocklisted for the next 24 hours.
How do I get delisted from Spamcop?
Spamcop blocklistings automatically expire after 24 hours.
How will this remediation process help?
Completing the remediation process will also lead to better inbox placement and fewer soft bounces. Sender open rate is one of the biggest factors inbox providers like Gmail and Microsoft use to identify SPAM. After completing this process the spam trap and any other inactive email addresses will be removed, and you'll see fewer soft bounces across all of your recipients.
I’m concerned about losing valuable contacts and leads.
The list created in your portal only includes unengaged contacts. These contacts are lowering your overall open rate, which is the number one factor that inbox providers will use to determine if incoming email should be sent to the spam folder.
Will my permission pass campaign cause another blocklisting?
No, blocklist operators don't try to penalize senders who are in the process of resolving the issue. As long as it's a recognizable permission pass campaign, then this email should not cause another blocklisting.
Can I still send transactional email to these contacts?
Yes. Transactional emails can still be sent to contacts who have been opted out of all marketing email.
Can you provide examples of permission pass campaigns?
Yes, here are a few examples from other HubSpot customers.
I checked the box, “Don’t send to contacts with low engagement” on the campaign that caused the blocklisting. How can this be?
The Don't send to contacts with low engagement checkbox would not suppress a spam trap if it's a new contact in your system. This feature uses a suppression list called Contacts with Low Engagement, which includes contacts who haven't clicked or opened the last 10 emails (or more) they've received from you.
Do I need to include contacts who were recently added to my database in my permission pass campaign?
Yes, contacts with a recent create date are included because of the possibility of this being caused by a 'Recycled' spam trap. In order to effectively resolve this issue we can not use Create Date as a criteria for exclusion from the list.
Do I need to include contacts validated through a third-party list in my permission pass campaign?
Yes, a spam trap would appear valid to almost all list validation services. List validators test whether or not an email address will bounce, but spam traps are deliverable addresses that will not bounce.
Do I need to include contacts with low Sends Since Last Engagement in my permission pass campaign?
Yes, the contact property 'Sends Since Last Engagement' is incremented for every email a contact is sent without opening. A spam trap will never open an email, but if the address was just added to your database it will have a value of 0 for this property.
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