Counting domains the easy way

If you ever want to know the breakdown of domains for a list of emails without the rigmarole of having to import them into a database first, then here is a simple but handy JavaScript tool to do just that (which means you don’t need any special software to use it – any web browser should do the trick). Step 1: Create your input form First create your form which will have a textarea to input the list of emails, an input for the number of domains you want to output, a run button and a reset button. <form name=”form1″> <table> <tr> <td><h3>Input Emails:</h3> <fieldset> <textarea rows=”30″ cols=”40″ name = “TextAreaInput”></textarea> </fieldset>   <fieldset> <strong>No. Domains to Count:</strong> <input type…

The toolbox of an Email Developer

After watching the amazing “How to Beat Email Clients with Email Hacks” panel talk by Brian Graves, Fabio Carneiro, and Kevin Mandeville at The Email Design Conference 2014, I was inspired to write a post about the tools I use to create emails. As a foreword, if you have any questions about any of the tools or features I mention below you can ask in the comment section at the end of the post, or, reach out to me on Twitter. Hardware Like a lot of people, I’m a big fan of Apple Products. My current set up is a 15″ Macbook Pro which I do all my work from. I also have another laptop that dual boots Ubuntu and…

The Real cost of your legacy system

I recently met a prospect who asked me to help with a problem she was having with her email platform. She had commissioned a purpose built platform nearly ten years ago, the company that built it were taken over in 2008 and the new company stopped supporting and updating it in 2010. As she saw it, the system was still fit for purpose, i.e it was still capable of managing data, sending out email and it cost very little – just the monthly price of an SMTP server and a web server for image hosting. The perceived problem was that the creative needed to be fixed because she was experiencing some delivery issues. Before I met with her I registered on…