[Mailman-Users] managing pending subscriptions and confirmations

Steve Burling srb at umich.edu
Mon Feb 4 13:06:11 CET 2008

--On February 3, 2008 6:42:54 PM -0600 Brad Knowles 
<brad at shub-internet.org> wrote:

> On 2/3/08, Jan Steinman wrote:
> >  One of my clients is considering using a paid service called "Constant
> >  Contact" (http://www.constantcontact.com) because they claim they can
> >  get through people's spam filters.
> Lots of companies have made claims like this.  In my experience,
> their target market is other companies who want to get their paid
> spam through the spam filters of various recipients.  So, unless you
> want to be lumped in with other spammers who are using a paid service
> to try to get their spam through someone's spam filters, I wouldn't
> recommend using them.

To which I reply:

For whatever it's worth, I can tell you that Constant Contact can't get 
through everyone's filters.  My wife is on a mailing list that uses 
Constant Contact, and we recently had all sorts of problems getting that 
mail through UM's relatively aggressive "bad mailer" filters.  The mail 
wasn't getting marked as spam, but the behavior of Constant Contact's 
mailer was causing red flags at our end that caused their mail to be 

Steve Burling                                    <mailto:srb at umich.edu>
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