Emails going to spam folder in gmail

Nemo Nusquam cym224 at
Mon Dec 28 17:29:16 CST 2020

On 12/28/20 17:58, Peter Coghlan via cctalk wrote:
>> > Apologies for asking but what the gmail standards?  Anything from > 
>>, some of Google's own alerts, and items from > 
>> were all marked as spam.
>> They really won't tell you. I run into problems with them from time 
>> to time, they seem to want to only talk to type domains 
>> and other big email domains. Which is odd because a lot of junk comes 
>> from them. Maybe they get a cut. Or maybe Gmail just wants you to use 
>> it instead of anything else.
> My experience is also that Google will not tell me.  They used to have
> web pages detailing what they were looking for years ago but I think
> it eventually dawned on them that the spammers can read these too.

Thank you both for your information but I am still mystified as to why 
Gmail marks Google alerts (from Google!) as spam.


> I have made sure my forward and reverse dns entries and the EHLO domain
> name my mailserver uses are all correct and I have set up SPF records
> for my domain yet Google still put lots of emails I send to
> and other Google mail service users in their spam folders.
> Additionally, my experience is that when I find someone abusing Google
> services to send or otherwise facilitate spam, Google do not provide
> any way that I can notify them about this abuse.
> Best advice is to suggest to the sender that they use a different
> email provider, one that doesn't put their legitimate incoming emails
> in the bin.
> Regards,
> Peter Coghlan.

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