A Technical Take on iOS15 Mail Privacy Protection

By now the topic of Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection change for the upcoming iOS 15 is on everyone’s lips.  A Brief Overview On June 7, during Apple’s WWDC21 conference, it announced Mail Privacy Protection for their Mail app on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey devices, set to launch between September and November of [...]

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Testing Apple’s Pixelgeddon: How To Build Your Own Email “Open” Tracking Pixel

During this year’s Apple WWDC conference, Apple announced an upcoming feature for iOS 15 that will be available for iOS devices called Mail Privacy Protection. One of the major features of Mail Privacy Protection is that images will be downloaded in the background 一 even without the email being read by the recipient, rendering open [...]

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Gmail Starts Displaying Email Annotations Within the Main Promotions Tab List

Gmail annotations was a big development that Google brought to promotional emails in the Promotions tab. Originally, only two annotated emails were displayed at the top of the Promotions tab.

However, it is looking like Gmail is starting to display emails with annotations in the main list...

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Designing Creative Transactional Emails to Stand Out in the Inbox

Businesses that use email marketing use it explicitly to promote deals and product launches. However, they often ignore transactional emails which should be a fundamental part of their email marketing strategy. These are emails that are often overlooked as boring or unimportant, and marketers avoid spending much time and effort in planning and creating these [...]

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A Free, Quick Tool to Test Your Email in Dark Mode

Have you always wanted a quick and easy way to test your emails in dark mode without having to send a test to your device? Good news! I built a Dark Mode for Email Simulator. Check the legibility of your text, logo and icons in Dark Mode With this tool, you are able to detect [...]

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Google Chrome 81 Will Block Non-HTTPS Images in Email

Many brands and retailers are still sending emails with images that are loading through HTTP. However, the next Google Chrome update (Chrome 81) will cause emails with images loaded over HTTP (vs HTTPS) to no longer show up in some webmail providers. This will mainly affect Outlook.com and Xfinity’s webmail service, as Gmail and Yahoo! [...]

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All You Need to Know About Gmail’s Promotion Card Image Previews and New Promotion Tab Features

Gmail unveiled yesterday a slew of new features for the Promotion Tab in their iOS and Android Gmail app. Technically some of these changes have been out for a while as early as as April of this year. In fact, Jordan Grossman, Google’s Product Manager of Gmail and Gmail ads gave a presentation on these [...]

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Gmail Promotional Tab Markup Tool for Promotion Card Image Previews

I've created a simple tool to help you generate the markup required to display the features when your email is featured in the Top Promotions section in Gmail's Promotion Tab (Note there is no guarantee that your email will be featured).

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Full Page Intro Animations in Email

This is a simple technique to show a brief animation of an object or text against a blank page and having the rest of the email "fade in" after the animation ends. This is a follow on of a previous example with fade in text animation. I got the inspiration from Apple's MacBook website.

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Gmail IMAP (GANGA) Finally Supports Background Images in New Update

It looks like Google has finally added background image support for the Gmail App for Non-Google Account (GANGA) client! This is a BIG deal because this means that background images are now supported across all major email clients.

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