Just a quick housekeeping update as we transitioned to a new email service yesterday (the previous one has been in place since 2008, and has been causing problems). I realize everyone is already receiving too many dang emails due to GDPR compliance stuff, and apologies for adding to that. This is a long-planned switch, but the timing has ended up not being ideal.
This should be a relatively seamless transition, but there are a few things you might want to be aware of if you like receiving emails from us and want to continue.
Daily, weekly, & more
Going forward, you can customize your email preferences. Even though we only send one email per day, we often hear that can lead to too much inbox clutter, especially when people are traveling, as most people also check the blog directly or follow us on social media.
- You can still receive the daily digest with all the posts from the day (choose the “Daily” setting) — this is sent around 4:30PM Eastern
- If that’s too many emails for you, the “Weekly” option will send a recap of the posts from the week on Saturday afternoons
- You can also opt-in to the (extremely) occasional promos and deals emails
Check your subscription
If you’ve been receiving the daily email, you should continue to do so. Out of our entire email list, only 44 subscribers couldn’t be imported to the new system.
So you’ll want to check and be sure you’re still subscribed (if you want to be, of course), and then can edit your preferences as well.
The link to manage your preferences is specific to each user, so if you’re reading this over email there will be a link at the bottom to update your subscription.
Alternatively, you can enter your email address into the subscription box here, and should get a message telling you whether or not you’re subscribed, which will then let you confirm/change/cancel your subscriptions.
Adjust spam filters
Previously, emails were being sent through Feedblitz, and were often being trapped in spam folders. Going forward, emails will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org, so you’ll want to edit any filters or whitelists accordingly.
This shouldn’t be that big of a deal, and hopefully everything works as-designed, but if you run into any problems please let us know! And thanks as always for reading!