MUNICH, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- E-mailing reach is generally up to 40% higher than reported by mail programs. This is the most important finding of a survey by AGNITAS, the provider of OpenEMM, the most popular open source software for newsletters, e-mail marketing and transactional e-mails worldwide. Test evaluations have shown that numerous recipients of e-mailings do actually read these mails although registered as "non-openers". Moreover, the newsletters are not only read, but also clicked on and "non-openers" even make purchases.
A major problem facing e-mail service providers (ESPs) is the increasing number of recipients suppressing embedded pictures. ESPs measure opening rates using a "Tracking Pixel". Recipients reading the e-mail in text mode without pictures do not activate this tracking pixel and aren't registered as readers.
AGNITAS analyzed the number of openings and clicks of approximately 18 million commercial e-mails. A considerable share - some 28% - of all those who clicked did not actually open the e-mail in a way allowing measurement. As such the share of readers is roughly 40% higher than the "openers" shown.
The Picture Trap: The opening rate for e-mailings is generally up to 40% higher than expected
Almost one in three clicks were made by recipients, who, according to the standard mailing program's reporting, had not even opened the e-mail. Counting the clickers who have been tracked as openers against the registered openers allows the share of non-registered openers to be determined via the untracked clickers.
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