Emails going to spam folder in gmail

dave.g4ugm at dave.g4ugm at
Fri Jan 1 08:47:48 CST 2021

I believe that the BIG PROBLEM is the unthinking liveware that simply looks at Spam filtering effectiveness in terms of how much SPAM it prevents from being delivered, and thinks that if some real e-mail gets lost in the friendly fire the sender is to blame.
Apart from in technical groups as this, not one ever worries about lost mail. Of course as a sender you can set up DKIM and SPF records, but then so can the spammers. 

So if you find e-mail to cctalk or cctech goes to your JUNK folder on gmail create a filter to stop it... 
... it much less effort than trying to fix google....


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> On Behalf Of Peter Coghlan
> via cctalk
> Sent: 01 January 2021 13:44
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
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> Subject: Re: Emails going to spam folder in gmail
> Hi Mike,
> Thanks for chiming in on this.
> > Disclaimer: I don't speak for Google ...
> > Large corporations (Google included) are basically a scaling problem,
> > especially when it comes to customer service.  I think that's pretty
> > obvious, and stories about YouTube problems and account access are
> legion.
> > I don't have a solution that can be applied to the problems on this
> > thread.  My purpose in posting was to point out that this probably
> > isn't a matter of market share or people forgetting not to be evil;
> > it's a technical problem.  Getting the configs right is the first step.
> > Blacklists are also a problem, and clearly sometimes the filters being
> > applied are wrong.  We try to find and fix these things as they are
> > brought to our attention.
> >
> The big problem is bringing it to Google's attention.
> >
> > It took me less than a minute of searching to find this:
> >
> >
> > That's the form to contact the Gmail team for getting help with
> > debugging your mail being marked as spam/phishing attempts, you get
> > SMTP temp-fails or rejects, or other problems.  (The search term was
> > "problems sending email to gmail accounts" - go to the first link,
> > follow the workflow, and assuming all of the preliminary answers to
> > the questions are "I didn't do anything wrong" then you'll get a link
> > to that contact form.)
> >
> I spent hours over days looking for something like this (using Google
> searches) and I failed to find it.  I always ended up in blind alleys that
> assumed I was a Google customer trying to get an email into my mailbox, not
> a correspondant of a Google customer trying to get an email out.
> My issue with Google and evil is that they provide no way that I can find to
> bring abuse of Google facilites (to send spam for example) to their attention
> so that the abuse can be stopped.  For example, someone has been testing
> my mail server to see if it can be used to relay spam by forging emails as
> coming from various email addresses in my domain name and addressed to
> check212014 at and attempting to feed these emails into my mail
> server (which doesn't accept them) from compromised ip addresses.  This
> has happened nearly two hundred times over a period of five years now.  I
> have made numerous attempts to bring this to the attention of Google so
> that they could put a stop to this check212014 mailbox being used for this
> abusive purpose yet I have failed.  You seem to have the magic touch.  Can
> you let me know how to bring this to Google's attention?
> (By the way, this doesn't tend to happen with addresses to pick
> one example.  The reason it doesn't is because on the rare occasions when it
> does, reporting the issue to hotmail or whoever using the standard, easy to
> find abuse reporting mechanisms results in the problem being stopped and
> the spammer soon gets fed up having to set up new testing mailboxes every
> few days so they end up moving over to instead where they can
> keep the same relay testing mailbox for at least 5 years.)
> Regards,
> Peter Coghlan.
> >
> > Mike
> >

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