Reputation and Hourly Quota

How your email sending reputation may affect your hourly quota

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Every account has a reputation and hourly quota. These two features help protect us from spammers that would otherwise send a lot of emails quickly, which could then damage the reputation of our sending servers and negatively affect other SalesSeek users.


An account's reputation can be Poor, Good, or Excellent. We look at how many bounces, spam complaints, unsubscribes, and failed content reviews the account has to set the reputation value. So for example, the more bounces and spam complaints you see relative to your overall sending volume, the lower your reputation will be.

Hourly Quota

The hourly quota is the number of emails you can send each hour. Any emails you send over your current hourly quota go into the account's backlog. The backlog is a temporary repository that holds any emails we can't send due to a lowered hourly quota. Emails are only stored in the backlog for up to 48 hours. After that, they're deleted from the account entirely.

The account's reputation informs the account's hourly quota but isn't the only factor we use. The type of account you have (growing or enterprise), and your typical sending volume also affects the hourly quota. Growing accounts can send fewer emails each hour. If you're a Starting user and you need to send emails through your account or if you are on the Growing packages and you would like to send more, you'll need to upgrade. Please contact a member of the support team to discuss details.

Enterprise accounts typically have a higher hourly quota based on average sending volume and reputation. For example, the more email you send on a frequent basis with fewer bounces, spam complaints, and failed content reviews, the higher your reputation and hourly quota.

Also, each time you send a higher volume than you normally do, there's a period of adjustment as our system learns about the new emails you're sending. If your account reputation remains good, the hourly quota shouldn't get in your way. If your account reputation is poor, your hourly quota won't increase as quickly as accounts with a good or excellent reputation.


  • We calculate the reputation and hourly quota for all accounts automatically, and cannot change either for you manually.

  • If you send more than your quota in an hour, we won't delete the mail. We'll just queue it for the next hour and then deliver it. Emails are only stored in the backlog for up to 48 hours. After that, they're deleted from the backlog and cannot be recovered.

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