[APG Public List] APG List Purpose & Guidelines

Larry Boswell laboswell at rogers.com
Wed Dec 1 12:03:12 MST 2010

Thanks Ray,

I didn't realize that something in the body of the message or the content could cause a message to be sent to 'junk'.  That would explain why some from the same source get dumped there.  I've had that happen with a couple of clients too.  

I hadn't considered that content might lead to it being consigned to junk as in this case.  Should have realized that would be the case


On 2010-12-01, at 1:15 PM, Ray Beere Johnson II wrote:

> Larry;
>     The exact answer would depend on the exact filters applied to your e-mail. Your web host, your e-mail provider, the e-mail app you use, all these may apply their own filters. (Not all web hosts filter e-mail; most e-mail providers do, and many apps include their own filtering options.)
>     I don't see anything about the formatting of this particular message that is likely to trigger spam filters. On the other hand, most filters are tripped by certain words or phrases, or even the overall tone of the message. I think this sounds like "boilerplate", and so it trips filters. At least, that's my best guess. Another possibility, assuming the filter in question is set to "learn" - as many are at this point - is simply that the message keeps turning up. When 'self-learning' filters see the same message repeated, they presume it is spam. If this happens often enough, the entire domain might be flagged as originating spam, but that will depend on even more factors.
>                           Ray Beere Johnson II
> --- On Wed, 12/1/10, Larry Boswell <laboswell at rogers.com> wrote:
>> How come when this monthly notice arrives, my mac always thinks that it 
>> is "junk mail", yet all other APG messages don't get coded that way? 
>> All other messages, including any being sent to both lists go through 
>> normally, but not this monthly notice.  Both copies are labelled spam 
>> and sent to the junk folder. I can't see why?
>> suggestions?  Could it be how it's formatted or something?  

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