We have recently had a spate of people having problems where their Permies email messages are being flagged by their providers as spam or being sent right to the junk folder. We have had it happen also where the first email notification for a thread update will be flagged as spam, but a subsequent update from the SAME THREAD won't be flagged as spam. Many email providers have systems to report false-positive spam reports, or to register as a "bulk mail" sender. We just need to know when things get sent to the spam folder.
Its infuriating to debug this with just the staff, so would like to enlist you fine Permies to help us track down email spam issues!
Please check your spam folder and see if emails from permies are being marked as spam. If you notice a recent email that has been sent to spam, can you make a post below telling me what your email provider is (Gmail, Yahoo, comcast, etc is good enough) and what the title of the emails are. For example:
A Good Report wrote:
[Permies] Message posted: Your donkey is silly!
[permies] Thank you for your quality post
[Permies] Message posted: If pork is the other white meat, what is the other red meat?
Thank you for the help in advance. Hopefully some extra data from you will help us figure out what is wrong, so we can fix it.
My recent post in the financial forum went right to spam. I use a forwarding service called POBox, so that friends and family never have to change their address for me even if I choose to switch email providers. It's a paid service, and it has filtering.
I think it was my own fault- I wasn't thinking about it at the time, but the new thread that I posted does sound spammy in retrospect. (Oops!)
On April 22nd 2019, the title was:
[Permies] Message posted: Where to find angel investors for 120% to 150% real estate, at the same time as helping a premie?
I had to go in and flag them as not spam, which also hopefully will mark permies as a safe sender. POBox is not an actual email client- it just forwards. After pobox sent them over to Gmail, Gmail seemed to let them in just fine.
Hope this bit of info ends up useful.
"Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer to the cry of the needy... Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness..." - Baha'u'llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf