"Suspended" Bounces

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CTCT Employee

Re: selected for suspension

Hi @KarenH6303,

 

Thanks for a great question! To "opt out" means your contact has clicked to unsubscribe. Because it happens on an account-by-account basis, a contact who unsubscribes from a single account will still be able to receive email from another account. The only deviation from this is when a contact reaches out directly to Constant Contact and asks to be placed on our Permanent Do Not Mail list which blocks ALL emails from ALL Constant Contact users.

To opt out or unsubscribe is completely separate from an email address being suspended. I hope this helps!

 


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Re: selected for suspension

Hi - I am still confused about this term? Isn't there already a classification of non-existent in the bounces? What is the difference between a contact that remains classified as a non-existent and one that you say is non-existent and then becomes a suspension?
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Re: selected for suspension

Hi @TomK52. Great question! There is a bounce reason of Non-existent in your account. After a contact repeatedly bounces as Non-existent, they will then be put on a 15-day temporary hold and will appear under the Suspended category. After the 15-day hold, if the contact bounces again, they will then be marked as permanently Suspended and show as Recommended for Removal under your bounces. I hope this clears it up for you.


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Re: selected for suspension

Thank you - that is clearer.
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Re: selected for suspension

Hi @TomK52.

 

I'm glad we were able to help! Please don't hesitate to reach out again with any additional questions.

 


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First campaign - Active customers "Suspended"

Hi there - I am in the Trail Phase of this service and confused about the "bounced / suspended" report (alike many other clients as I learned from this 17 pages thread). My first campaign produced "suspended" addresses from customers we are make business with. We are in contact with these people quite often and I am questioning that Constant Contact will support our constant contacts with our clients. What happend with our CRM database after it as processed with your Ninja algorithms ?

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CTCT Employee

Re: First campaign - Active customers "Suspended"

Hi @DocM86,

 

Thanks for reaching out! We're sorry for any confusion with email addresses that are bouncing as Suspended in your account. Keep in mind that even if you haven't sent to an address before, or if you've sent successfully to an address in the past; if the contact becomes Suspended in any Constant Contact account, it will become Suspended in your account. Simply put, an address can become Suspended from any Constant Contact account sending email to it.

It's also important to remember that when valid email addresses bounce as non-existent, Constant Contact bases this information on response codes from the receiving email server. But you can help your Suspended contacts whitelist Contact Contact so that your emails are delivered. 

 

You'll definitely want to manage your bounces to keep your email lists clean and your database full of quality contacts. I hope this helps! 

 


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Suspended when the email NEVER bounced

Why would an email be marked suspended when it NEVER bounced for any reason???  This is a contact who actually opens emails!  I understand that you're trying to protect Constant Contact with the suspend category but reducing bounces, but I've seen quite a few inconsistencies with the "suspend" catefory.  Not happy!!

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Re: Suspended when the email NEVER bounced

 As far as I've been told, an address should only move to the suspend state after numerous bounces of non-existent.

 

Never directly, if that is what you're seeing you "should" be upset.

 

That address that you know can be so hard to collect is just being trashed !!!

 

 

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Re: Suspended when the email NEVER bounced

Hi @LouAnnG9

 

A contact could bounce as suspend if it also resides in another Constant Contact customer's contacts. They could have bounced in those accounts and therefore are now showing up as suspend in yours. Even though you just emailed them once.  The suspend is not based on each account separately, but cumulative through all accounts. 

 

If they have opened emails in the past, then when they were sent recently, they must have gotten out on IP addresses of ours that their ISP (Internet Service Provider) didn't recognize. Thus causing the email address to bounce back.

 

The best thing to do in this case is to send them the emails we've created in this FAQ to whitelist (unblock) all of our IP addresses so that this doesn't happen again. If the contact is suspended in your account, you will need to contact our Delivery Team to release it. You can reach them at 866-433-8499. They will need to see a recent email to you from that email address that shows that they are an active email address.

 

Thanks in advance!

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