What is best way to get highest number of recipients to add you to SAFE SENDERS LIST.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen many mailers include mailto: links in their headers referring to their own sender address. I imagine their goal is that either:
1)Recipients have a ESP (eg. Gmail) that automatically adds any address they reply to to contact list, and this facilitates delivery to inbox instead of SPAM
2)Recipients copy/paste address into Contacts manually
Any feedback on the effectiveness of (1) ? I heard Gmail changed and now only adds addresses you reply to to Ã¢â‚¬Å“Suggested ContactsÃ¢â‚¬Â. What degree of advantage does being in Ã¢â‚¬Å“Suggested ContactsÃ¢â‚¬Â for delivering to Inbox VS Spam? Does Yahoo auto-add to contacts, and does this help? I know Hotmail disables mailto: links so this solution (1) would not work, only (2).
I know there are more time-consuming and effective options such as Manually adding to Safe Senders list (Hotmail), manually adding to Contacts (Gmail) or creating Filters for safe domains (Yahoo). For me question is: more time/less automatic such a solution, the less adopted it will be. So IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m thinking, offer a quick/low-effectiveness solution (auto-add to contacts by reply) or the more lengthy / effective one with full list of instructions per ISP to add to Safe Senders? Or both?
Good starting point is knowing: does auto-add to contacts even work in Gmail and Yahoo and is it effective to increasing inbox delivery?
Any help appreciated.