Google and Yahoo Major Email Changes Due in 2024 - Bumper Leads

As of February 2024, Google and Yahoo have both announced that they will be implementing stricter measures around email authentication protocols that will require every sender to authenticate their email domain, to ensure safer and less spammy inboxes.

As a marketer, you would know spam emails have always been an issue, which is why there is lots of regulation around it ( Refer Australian Anti-Spam Act 2003 here).

I’ve met a few businesses recently who:

  • Don’t know about these new important email changes
  • Don’t think it’s a big deal
  • They put it into their “too hard basket” to deal with later

I say this is too important to leave for later and should be addressed by every marketer at least 90 days in advance of the planned dates – which is the 1st of February 2024 as announced by Google.

Even though Google and Yahoo made these major email announcements, there is no doubt other email providers will follow in lockstep.

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What do you need to do to prepare to comply with Google and Yahoo email changes in 2024:

 

With Gmail and Yahoo Mail controlling most of the email market, they are introducing new sending rules for accounts that send to more than 5,000 Gmail or Yahoo contacts per day. 

These new changes are: 

Authentication: All senders will now need to set up SPF, DKIM, and DMARC authentication for their emails.

Unsubscribes: All senders must provide a one-click unsubscribe option in their emails. In addition, they need to process unsubscribe requests within 2 days (previously it was roughly 30 days). You need to make it easy for your subscribers to opt out. 

Spam Complaints: All senders will be expected to aim for a low spam complaint rate, ideally less than 0.3%. This means your subscribers shouldn’t report your emails as spam frequently. This process starts with how your subscribers are added into the database and how engaged they are with your emails, especially if you send on a regular basis. If you want to track your Email Spam Complaints, you can checkout Google’s Postmaster Tools for your email spam rates or refer to your Newsletter reports.

Extra Resources:

Email Deliverability: How To Avoid The Dreaded Spam Folder

Klaviyo: How to prepare for Gmail & Yahoo email requirements

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Further Reading

 

Mastering Email Content Using Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion

Time To Say Goodbye to Email Open Rates

Email Deliverability: 5 Tips to Dodge the Dreaded Spam Folder

How To Use Segmentation to Ensure Your Emails Get Opened

 

 

Jovana Vujnic

Jovana Vujnic

Head Honcho | Marketing Automation Expert | Evil Twin Sister

 

Jovana is the Founder of Bumper Leads - a marketing automation agency that helps businesses simplify and automate their sales and marketing systems to help them save time and money.

She is a former body builder turned fast food junkie turned automation geek.

When she is not watching Cobra Kai on Netflix, she shares interesting marketing advice on our podcast called Marketing Automation Made Simple. This is where she helps overwhelmed business owners build smart marketing growth systems so they feel excited and in control of growing their businesses.

You can always follow her on social media to see what she's up to.

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