Contacts that bounce multiple times over a period of time are the email addresses we don't send to. Take a look at this article to better understand the suspended bounce category. The best place to look for emails that have been bouncing repeatedly, is to take a look at the "Recommended for Removal" section of your reporting.
If you ever come across email addresses listed as suspended that you believe to be good, please email them to us at social_support(at)constantcontact(dot)com with your username and a reference to this post. You can also call in and speak with our Deliverability team for immediate assistance. They can be reached at 866-433-8499 and they are available from 7AM- 11PM EST Monday through Thursday and 7AM - 9PM EST on Friday.
Great question! Suspended contacts are email addresses that have bounced back to Constant Contact multiple times. They are put under suspension in order to protect both your deliverability rate and that of Constant Contact. Often times the reason they kept bouncing back is because the receiving ISP (Internet Service Provider) has a security setting in place that only allows certain IP addresses to get through. This can be remedied by having Constant Contact's IP addresses whitelisted on their servers.
An unsubscribed contact is a contact that no longer wishes to receive mailings from your account. They are typically generated from the recipient of an email clicking "unsubscribe" in the footer. However, you can also manually unsubscribe a contact if said contact requests it.
Once an email is marked "Suspended" by CC, what happens next? At some point does CC allow emails to be sent again? How is the determination made to go from temporarily suspended to permanently suspended?
Why are CC customers being charged for "active" email addresses that CC will not send to?
Finally, please confirm that if an email recipient/ISP blocks a particular CC customer, that does not prevent other CC customers from sending to that recipient/ISP.
Thanks for reaching out to the Community. An email address can be set as suspended and prevent you from emailing because it's bounced as non-existent once already in the last 15 days in any Constant Contact account. If an email in your account is marked as suspended we recommend double checking those emails and making sure they're correct and valid emails. If the contacts are not correct we do recommend removing them, but if they are good addresses please contact our support team to help you to reset these emails so you can send to them again. I apologize for any confusion on why you would still be charged for these suspended contacts. Constant Contact charges based on the amount of contacts that are being held in your account. As these contacts are your intellectual property we cannot go in and change the status of them unless they unsubscribe, in which case we do remove them from the amount you get billed for. We do however offer reporting and ways to resolve these bounces.
Also, if an ISP blocks a particular customer from receiving emails we do suggest that they whitelist Constant Contact and set us as a safe sender in their email settings. Here is our FAQ for the steps to whitelisting Constant Contact in case you did need it. Whitelisting Constant Contact will help allow emails be sent to other contacts under the same ISP.
Thank you for reaching out in our Community board. I found the contact in your account and was able to lift the suspend hold. As long as there are no blocks in her email client, she should be able to receive your emails now. To learn more, see article The Suspended Bounce Category.
Please let us know if there is any other way we can help!
Thank you for your inquiry in the Community! Yes, we can help with that. Please send us the email address/es that are showing as bouncing as suspended, along with a reference to this post, and we can review those and clear that status.
You can reach us at: social_support(at)constantcontact(dot)com.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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