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Fixed GMail is marking new post notifications as spam

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Hi
I never got notified about a new post so I checked gmails spam folder and you guys are being flagged up.
Here is the full mail (minus my email address) to help diagnose.
Code:
Delivered-To: [EMAIL="##############@##########Received"]##############@##########
Received[/EMAIL]: by 10.216.20.136 with SMTP id p8cs60598wep;
        Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:30:19 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by 10.101.7.25 with SMTP id k25mr3756587ani.192.1252704618537;
        Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:30:18 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: <osnnmail@osnn.net>
Received: from mailexchange.osnn.net (mailexchange.osnn.net [70.86.102.30])
        by mx.google.com with SMTP id 10si5333237iwn.7.2009.09.11.14.30.17;
        Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:30:18 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of [email]osnnmail@osnn.net[/email] designates 70.86.102.30 as permitted sender) client-ip=70.86.102.30;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of [email]osnnmail@osnn.net[/email] designates 70.86.102.30 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=osnnmail@osnn.net
Received: (qmail 91973 invoked by uid 0); 11 Sep 2009 21:28:31 -0000
Received: from unknown (HELO defiant.osnn.net) (127.0.0.1)
  by mailexchange.osnn.net with SMTP; 11 Sep 2009 21:28:31 -0000
Received: (from www@localhost)
	by defiant.osnn.net (8.13.8/8.13.8/Submit) id n8BLSVS7091971;
	Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:28:31 -0500 (CDT)
	(envelope-from [email]osnnmail@osnn.net[/email])
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:28:31 -0500 (CDT)
[COLOR=black]X-Authentication-Warning: defiant.osnn.net: www set sender to [email]osnnmail@osnn.net[/email] using -f[/COLOR]
To: #########@#########
Subject: Reply to thread 'Thread Spam'
X-PHP-Script: [url]www.osnn.net/newreply.php[/url] for 69.31.117.112
From: "OSNN Forum" <osnnmail@osnn.net>
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated
Message-ID: <20090911212831.1b549056fc97@www.osnn.net>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-Priority: 3
X-Mailer: vBulletin Mail via PHP

Dear ZeroHour,

perris has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to entitled - Thread Spam - in the Site Problems & Feedback forum of OSNN Forum.

This thread is located at:
[url]http://www.osnn.net/site-problems-feedback/98242-thread-spam-new-post.html[/url]

Here is the message that has just been posted:
***************

---Quote (Originally by ZeroHour)---
What I did was install a mod from vbulletin.org that blocks all attempts to post url's/images for the first 15 posts and modified it to apply to only the first post.
Worked a treat beating autobot spam.
The inbuilt filtering was pretty poor for us.
---End Quote---
I think 5 posts should do a better job, one post isn't enough because they always post in 3 to five differant areas
***************


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It may just be a one off and I have marked it as not spam but I thought I would let you know just in case.

Cheers
 

X-Istence

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#2
We pass SPF authentication, so I have no idea why we are getting marked as spam. Thanks for the heads up, and please let us know if it happens again.
 

X-Istence

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Political User
#4
See the X-Authentication-Warning: entry. Supposidly it *can* cause it to be marked as spam.
Here is a possible fix in case:
Fix for X-Authentication-Warning - HowtoForge Forums | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

It could just be a random bad bunch of words pushing it over though.
BTW I love the servername :D
Anything with the tag X-* should be ignored by any spam scanning software as it technically is just random mumbo jumbo that is of no use to anyone. That header is there simply for administrative use in case a script started spamming, we would have more information to track down the spammer abusing the script.

If mail is indeed being blocked because of that tag, I would posit that gmail is wrong, and that we are doing the right thing.

Edit:

For the sake of making it easier for members to receive mail I have removed the tag. Let me know if this makes a difference.
 
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