Email is being sent to spam/junk

  • Posted February 17, 2015

I’m having trouble getting my email through various(read: all) spam filters. I’ve strolled around the support forums, to no avail. I’ve set up SPF/DKIM and i’m not present on any Mail Black lists. (Checked at mxtoolbox and whatsmyipadress). I also get a 10/10 score on mail-tester. I’m not getting any errors on any check I’ve tried.

I’d like control of my own mail, so I’m not willing to give up just yet and start using Mandrill.

Do you guys know something I don’t? :)

*It’s a LEMP stack with Dovecot/Postfix installed. (with SSL)


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If you see red, and your neighbouring ip’s as well, your email gets sent to spam by Gmail and Microsoft, I think I learned. No matter how many SPF’s DKIM’s or 10/10 scores you have.

I moved to a safer place on DO, and things work. But its quite worrying…

Hello there,

First, make sure that you’re using SMTP authentication. :)

Also to test the mail score of your emails you can use a website like:

and then send a valid test - an exact email with a valid - subject, message body, full signatures and attachments.

The result will help you to resolve any issues with the mail delivery and will pin point where you can improve the score of your outgoing emails like adding SPF or DKIM record.

Hope that his helps!

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