Upgrades to our email alert services

blue-email-button-100We know how critical email is to running your business, that’s why we continually monitor performance and invest to improve services.

A stable, reliable service is critical to daily operations, and as part of our ongoing service improvements, we’ve recently upgraded our infrastructure to give greater reliability and better delivery rates.

Email job alerts are a huge source of traffic to our sites and typically most candidates sign up for them, so we know how important this is as a job marketing tool, and hopefully helping you make placements quicker.

success-rate-100Each month our clients send half a million job email alerts through our recruitment websites. These emails have a 98.7% delivery success rate — outstanding for our sector (and bearing in mind we don’t directly control client email setup).


  1. Better load balancing on our web services when high email volumes are processing.
  2. Eliminating temporary server blacklisting from occasional rogue emails.
  3. Improved monitoring of delivery.

spannerTip: Email referrals are one of the single largest traffic sources for client websites. More traffic can only be a good thing, so encourage candidates to register with you and stay up to date with vacancies. Turn job browsers into active job hunters.

spannerTechnical: You can also add an ‘SPF record’ to make candidate emails less likely to be spam filtered. Let us know if you want advice on this.

…and finally

It’s been a busy summer so far for us, with plenty of new sites developed and continuing product development work to benefit clients. If there’s anything we can help with, just get in touch by emailtwitter, the support portal, phone …whatever’s easiest.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading and let us know if there’s anything you need.