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Old 04-13-2017, 03:49 PM
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Default VAF forum emails from (unknown sender)

Whenever I get emails from the VAF forums (for PMs, subscribed threads, etc), Gmail flags them as (unknown sender) and marks them as spam. Google's reason: "It is in violation of Google's recommended email sender guidelines. "

A snippet from an email header of a VAF email gives some clues:

Code:
From: "VAF Forums" <>
Return-Path:
...and then further down..
Code:
Return-Path: <>
Maybe the blank From address or blank return path have something to do with it? I googled "vbulletin messages marked as spam" and found this

https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/foru...-spam-in-gmail

It says:
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You may want to try to change the webmaster email to an email address from your domain name. You should also try the -f option and if that does not work, you can request that your host check their mail settings/error logs or contact gmail to determine why you are being flagged as spam.
Doug, it would be great if you could fix this.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:45 PM
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Good luck what that. :-)

(Do a forum search on the subject.)

You found the reason, just not a solution.

[ed. Next revision. v/r,dr]

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Old 04-13-2017, 06:00 PM
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Default Is it the SPF listing?

Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 204.144.126.109 is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of postmaster@webserver30y) client-ip=204.144.126.109;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
spf=neutral (google.com: 204.144.126.109 is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of postmaster@webserver30y) smtp.helo=webserver30y {formatting added}

Shouldn't the sender domain for VAF be listed in the SPF? According to another google post, if the review is "neutral" then gmail sees it as spam. "Sender Policy Framework"

I see Dr's comment now . . .

In the voice of Roseanne Roseannadanna - Never mind.
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