[Mailman-Users] some messages get treat as spam

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Jan 24 01:52:59 CET 2007

Peter Edley wrote:

>I have an issue with a list I am running some messages sent to the list are
>getting treat as spam by some users systems but not all of the messages are.
>There does not seem to be a pattern at this point in time, the messages I
>know that have been treat as spam have come from users using different isp's
>and different email clients so there does not seem to be a pattern there.

Also, not all messages from the list are treated as spam so it would
seem that no Mailman specific or list specific message characteristics
are the trigger either.

>This is not just one user who is finding messages marked as spam although if
>a message is marked as spam for one affected user it seems to be for all of
>But not all users are affected by this. 

The first thing to investigate is what do the affected recipients have
in common?  Also, if one of user-a's posts is treated as spam by the
affected recipients, are all of user-a's so treated?

There's not really a whole lot you can find out from the large ISPs
about why they flag particular messages. They are understandably
reluctant to disclose what criteria they use.

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