Improving Email Deliverability
To optimize message deliverability with Nylas, it's important to have a few selective touches rather than sending thousands of emails per day from an account.
The most emails we've seen our customers successfully send per mail account per day is about 1000, but the total volume depends on the user's mail provider.
Unsolicited messages are more likely to raise flags compared to emailing an address you already have an email history with. We recommend checking out Mailchimp's guide for common spam filter triggers. You may also want to consider a solution like 250OK.
Gmail has some sending limits that they have shared in Gmail sending limits in Google Workspace. For Exchange servers, it's dependent on how the Exchange administrator has configured the server.
More specifically, we recommend that you do the following:
- Space out email sends. A good rule of thumb is sending an email every 30 seconds.
- Back off exponentially after a message doesn't get through (i.e: you get a 429 error code from our API).
- Send a reasonable number of messages per day. We recommend at most 700, as per the rule of thumb above. Some providers like Gmail will lock out your user's account if they send more than 1000 emails a day.
Those are the three basic rules we suggest, and we've seen many customers solve sending problems by following them. If you're curious about how Exchange throttling works behind the scenes, we recommend reading Understanding client throttling policies by Microsoft.
Microsoft Outlook has a rigid filter system and a reputation system where if a specific email address is sending a lot of emails but doesn't get any replies, it will receiver a lower reputation and will be tagged as junk/spam or if it is reported as such.
One way to circumvent this is to be added as a safe sender or as part of a safe mailing list on the recipient's end. If emails are still being tagged as spam/junk after marking them as safe, then a possible synchronization issue might be the cause. Changing the account password should bring the account back to the way it was.