May 13, 2016
Review: CSA Summit 2016 – No performance without trust

The CSA Summit 2016 was a great success. Over 120 attendees from 11 countries, from C-level managers to technical experts and marketing professionals, followed the insightful presentations and lively discussions of our 22 international guest speakers.

But not only that – there were also a lot of informal discussions, extensive networking and new business opportunities for all attendees.

Their feedback speaks for itself…:

  • 100 % recommend the event
  • more than 90 % intend on attending the next CSA Summit in 2017

If you have missed our Summit 2016 or just want to remember it, you can have a look at the video summary of the CSA Summit 2016 and read the detailed report of each session.

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We looking forward to seeing you next year!

March 3, 2016
Cisco Talos Security joins the CSA

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when connecting to the previously unconnected.

Creating leading threat intelligence is the focus of the Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group (Talos). Talos is comprised of leading threat researchers supported by sophisticated systems. Talos researchers create threat intelligence for Cisco products to protect customers from both known and emerging threats. The result is a security intelligence cloud producing “big intelligence” and reputation analysis that track threats across networks, endpoints, mobile devices, virtual systems, web, and email. This provides a holistic understanding of threats, their root causes, and scopes of outbreaks, translating into leading security effectiveness for Cisco security solutions.

Why did Cisco join the CSA?

Joining the CSA allows Cisco to be more aggressive with IP reputation filtering, supporting its customers and the anti-spam community, while giving more ESPs a chance to clean up misbehaving or infected customers before they impact overall deliverability.

February 19, 2016
Selecting a DNSBL – new Guideline

The Competence Group Email has published new guidelines for blacklists which can help companies filter unwanted advertising (spam) out of the daily flood of emails.

The target groups are the postmasters and email server administrators at Internet service providers. The association outlines which blacklists are best for their purposes and how to use them.

The regularly updated document on selecting a DNSBL is available under

January 12, 2016
12 tips to ensure your emails arrive

Legal and technical requirements for advertising emails.

Ideally, advertising emails will reach the right customer, who is happy to receive it and carries out a desired interaction. However, a few legal and technical hurdles have to be overcome before that happens. The experts at the Certified Senders Alliance (CSA) have put together twelve compact tips to ensure delivery and to protect you from any legal fall-out.

Download the full document here to learn more.

November 19, 2015
New CSA ISP: maxcluster

maxcluster is, from October 2015, official ISP Partner of the Certified Senders Alliance. They can look back on many years of experience in the operation of hosting solutions for e-commerce companies. Furthermore, they design and operate scalable, failsafe and high performance managed web clusters for online shops and e-commerce applications. The optimized e-commerce hosting of maxcluster GmbH includes the complete cluster as well as the optimization of services. By standardizing and optimizing the process of providing and managing clusters, maxcluster is able to supply small and medium-sized companies with failsafe and high performance operations of their applications.

Why did maxcluster join the CSA as a Partner?

Being a hosting-partner in the e-commerce environment, it is self-evident for maxcluster GmbH to support their customers actively via email with their marketing strategies. A reliable delivery of their emails plays a significant role for our customers’ business. As a result, a cooperation with the CSA was without question.


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