Two House Republican campaigns have filed Freedom of Information Act requests for lists of email addresses from their legislative offices. This same practice has drawn criticism in the past. Earlier this month, an elections complaint was filed against a Republican senator for doing the same thing. The emails are built as constituents reach out to lawmakers in office or sign up for newsletters. They are generally considered public.
Whether an email was written by a friend or a stranger doesn't help a reader identify the emotional tone of the message, according to new research out of Chatham University. The data revealed that while both email writers and readers were confident that they would be able to determine their friend's emotions in an email, participants in an experiment proved otherwise.
BBC investigators have been caught reading the email accounts of more than 40 employees in an attempt to find out who might be leaking confidential information. Executives at the agency have been instructed to prevent scandals through leaked information.
The Agriculture Department was shut down on Tuesday after receiving several email threats. The USDA said it would reopen several offices including those in Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina and Kearneysville, West Virginia. Offices in Connecticut and Leetown, West Virginia will remain closed until the agency can increase security.
The State Department has revealed that 30 emails related to the Benghazi embassy attack are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's investigation into her use of a private server. Government lawyers told the court that some of the emails were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton. The State Department says it needs to review the emails in order to redact potentially classified information before they are released.
Marketers need to work to improve the quality of the data they collect at the point of sale in stores, according to Experian Marketing Services' Q2 2016 Email Benchmark Report. The research looked at retail marketing between April 2015 and March 2016 and found that welcome mailings to POS subscribers had 32 percent higher click-to-open rate than those emails sent to subscribers whose addresses were collected from other channels.
Tech startup Superhuman is developing a new email service that aims to steal Gmail's 1 billion users. The company has raised $10 million in a Series A round of funding. The company, which has yet to go to market, is being valued at $50 million.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will not hand over his email list to the Clinton campaign. Instead, he will use the list of about 5.3 million email addresses, to fundraise for progressive candidates running for Senate. A spokesperson for the former presidential candidate told Roll Call that Sanders supporters don't have to worry about having their information turned over to the Democratic party.
Twenty percent of all emails were sent on Thursdays during Q2, according to a new report from Yes Lifecycle Marketing. The reason that most marketers sent on this day was clear: open rates were 14 percent higher on Thursdays and unique click rates were 41 percent higher. However Thursdays had low conversion rates. Emails sent on Saturdays and Sundays, on the other hand, had much higher conversion rates.
Twenty-four percent of email messages sent by brands during Q2 2016 never made it to the inbox, according to a new report from Return Path. The research revealed that the other 76 percent of emails were delivered successfully, down from 81% in Q2 2015. The report also showed that 18 percent of emails went missing and 7 percent landed in the spam folder.