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It depends if she is on a temporary suspend or permanent suspend. I recommend calling in and speaking to our Deliverability team at 1-866-433-8499 between 7AM and 9PM EST Monday through Friday. They will be able to check the status of the e-mail address and unsuspend if necessary.
Is there a reason why we are not able to "unsuspend" our own contacts, and why currently only Constant Contact has that control? This is very inconvenient.
Hello @SallyB47. Great question. The reason why we ask customers to contact us when they want to unsuspend email addresses is because we want to track domains that continuously bounce. This way, we can work with email providers to improve the deliverability of your emails. As always, if you have any questions about the deliverability of your emails, you can contact our Support department at the numbers and hours listed here.
Thanks for inquiring about Suspended email addresses. It's important to understand that repeatedly sending to the same email addresses that bounce as non-existent can have a negative impact on our customers' deliverability rate. Even if you haven't sent to a particular email address before, or if you sent to an email address previously that opened your email campaign, the contact can become suspended on a different Constant Contact account and therefore become suspended on your account. Thus, Constant Contact has protections in place to prevent us from continuously sending campaigns to email addresses that bounce. In order to keep your lists clean and full of quality contacts, it's important to learn about the different bounce types and how to manage them which is why the previous customer engagement specialist recommended to provide your contacts with whitelisting information.
We're here to help so please let us know if you have any additional questions about Suspended email addresses.
I just recently had a customer sign up on my web site for our newsletter and now she is "Suspended". If a customer uses a form to sign up why then should she be suspended just because a diffent Constant Contact email (not mine) is rejected?
Email bounced as Suspended for December 2016 *1/1/2017 5:00pm
Sent December 2016 *1/1/2017 5:00pm
Email bounced as Suspended for 2016 Small Business Saturday and Black Friday 201611/20/2016 5:30pm
Sent 2016 Small Business Saturday and Black Friday 201611/20/2016 5:30pm
Email bounced as Suspended for November 201611/2/2016 4:10pm
Sent November 201611/2/2016 4:10pm
Email bounced as Suspended for Welcome Email10/24/2016 4:39pm
Sent Welcome Email10/24/2016 4:39pm
Hello @DebraW16618. Good question. It's possible that your contact's email server has previously blocked emails from Constant Contact. Our system notes this and that is why a new contact in your account that you have never sent to would show up as suspended as soon as you started sending them campaigns.
What I'd like to recommend is that you contact our Deliverability team directly as they have experience working with different email providers and can help your contact receive your emails again. You can reach them at 866-433-8499 and they are available Monday through Thursday from 7am-11pm and Friday from 7am-9pm.
I completely understand. Our deliverability team would be happy to look into this further with you, as there are many reasons why an email address may have bounced, and they are the expert team on this subject. They can be reached at 866.433.8499 and are open until 11PM EST today, I hope this helps!
We went from a .7% bounce rate to a 7.7% bounce rate in a week. Nothing at all has changed on our end.
People who have been getting - and opening - our emails for months now show up as Blocked - not suspended, but flat-out blocked.