Sendinblue

Sendinblue is the subscription plugin that my theme requires me to use, to subscribe to my newsletter. Initially, I had no problems with Sendinblue. But for the last week or so they have deactivated my Sendinblue account every day because of problems. For example, not enough people open my email. Not enough people clicked on the link in my email. Their mail servers rejected too many of my emails. The list goes on. My account was deactivated twice for the same error. I find it very disappointing that my account is being scrutinized so heavily that they find something wrong every day. The people at Sendinblue have reactivated my account each time I submit a service ticket.

Contacts

I created all the contacts in my Sendinblue account through a form placed in my website. With a few exceptions, I have created all the contacts for testing. The test I am trying to verify is to not place a name in my database unless I confirm it by an email. What I have discovered is that the forms created by Sendinblue do not do what they say they should be doing.

What I am trying to do is create a way to eliminate spam contact set up. Supposedly the form that is suggested creates an email that is sent to the new user that requires them to verify their email address.

Testing

I know that the forms I am using do not work because I am still getting spam contacts in my database. The new users may very well be legitimate, but I do not know how to verify their email address. If the users are not legitimate email addresses when I run a campaign and include those email addresses, their mail client will bounce them. If I send out 15 emails and two of them bounce, they put my account in the disabled mode.

I will continue testing the plugin and the Sendinblue database until I find the right combination to eliminate spam email addresses.

My opinion of Sendinblue at the present time is low. The obvious way to keep my account from getting disabled is to not use Sendinblue. So, it then becomes a useless waste of time. I may need to find another plugin that will do the same thing as Sendinblue. When I do that, I will have to go through all the same testing again. That is all that I have to say right now I hope that the Sendinblue plugin will be enough and that it may satisfy the goal of having legitimate email addresses in my account to use with campaigns.

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Scott

Hello. I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I lived for a few months in Southern California. I now live in Saint George, Utah. For more information about me, click on My History or About Me in the menu.

2 Comments

John · October 3, 2020 at 6:10 pm

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Scott · August 23, 2020 at 8:33 am

An update about Sendinblue. I think I have things running the way they should. My subscription form is operating the way it should. I sent two email campaigns (for testing). The campaigns were successful and my account is still operational. All is as it should be.

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