How do I stop my forum email from going in the junk folder?

Brett Peters

Well-known member
Send an email to with TEST as the email subject, your email will almost immediately bounce back containing your spam score and other useful info. This is handy if you are wanting to reduce your spam score to avoid spam traps and also gives you a better understanding of what might be the cause.

If your domain has made its way on to a blacklist then this is a different story and not much fun to fix.

Gregory Lynn

Well-known member
This is the error I got. SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data: host []: 554 mail server permanently rejected message: your message was rejected by our spam filter (#5.7.1) ------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------ Return-path: <> Received: from localhost ([] by with esmtpa (Exim 4.69) (envelope-from <>) id 1Qa6Yn-0007kk-Lp for; Fri, 24 Jun 2011 08:36:39 -0500 Received: from ([]) (SquirrelMail authenticated user by with HTTP; Fri, 24 Jun 2011 08:36:37 -0500 Message-ID: <> Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 08:36:37 -0500 Subject: test From: To: User-Agent: SquirrelMail/1.4.21 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-Priority: 3 (Normal) Importance: Normal


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ReverseDNS should be the same as forward (just as stated above) and the smtp banner should be the same as hostname. Some mail providers filter for that, too.