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Fabio Carneiro is a User Experience Designer at MailChimp, where he spends his days knee-deep in HTML email, designing and developing versatile, responsive emails for 3 million MailChimp users. He’s given talks at Litmus, ConvergeSE, and The Atlanta Web Design Group, and has shared his expertise in email marketing with publications like 500Startups.
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If we look at email from a signal-to-noise perspective, then one-to-many emails are undeniably in the “noise” category; people are exceedingly good at ignoring them. Even Gmail and Hotmail are helping us ignore them by providing smart inboxes that sort incoming messages.
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