There has been some fairly serious news rocking the email world this morning, Goodmail systems, the providers of “postage stamp” style email accreditation services has announced it is to cease trading and have given their customers one week to find alternate suppliers according to multiple online reports.
Dennis Dayman from Eloqua was one of the first to announce anything on twitter saying “Just heard that Goodmail is out of business. giving customers one week to find new solution. selling patent”
Froilan Mendoza, CTO of Frumster said “Goodmail gone bad. Goodmail ceases operation and we have a week to move to a new transactional email provider.”
Tim Watson of Smart Focus Digital tweeted “Goodmail has gone, just got this: It is with great regret that I must inform you that Goodmail will cease operations on 2nd Feb”
Wayne Mehl at Exact Target tweeted “so Iverson retreated, it is official, goodmail will be offline in one week.”
This is quite a surprise, just a month ago they announced new services, stating in a press release
“GoodMail the creator of CertifiedEmail™, the industry standard for trusted-class email, today announced new reporting capabilities for Goodmail CertifiedEmail customers and Email Service Providers (ESPs). This new capability will allow senders to enhance the effectiveness of their email marketing campaigns through better understanding of how they are perceived by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). An enhanced dashboard, accessible through Goodmail’s MailCenter portal, provides senders with real time visibility into their email complaint rates, message counts and message content specific to each participating ISPs.”
When EmailExpert attempted to contact GoodMail there was no one available to take our call and as yet no official press release has been distributed. Read the announcement from the UK office here.
Hat tip to @jvanrijn for the headsup.