[Ksummit-discuss] If you are using gmail, check your spam folders

Randy Dunlap rdunlap at infradead.org
Thu Jun 5 04:11:50 UTC 2014

On 06/04/2014 09:52 AM, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 04, 2014 at 09:18:18AM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>> I often get rejects from gmail when I reply to email and one of the
>> Cc:s is torvalds@, akpm@, or gregkh@  linux-foundation.org (which is
>> using gmail).  It's all bogus AFAIK.  It's just Linux patch-related stuff.
> Are you getting outright rejects, or is it ending up in Linus's spam
> folder?  (Which has happened to me with a PULL request, which is why I
> set up DKIM....)

They say: ... this message has been blocked. ...
That's an outright reject?

> In any case, if you get outright rejects, if you can save the full
> e-mail (including headers) in a file, and then put it somewhere I can
> download it, I'd much appreciate it.  (I've been having false
> positives with MIT's Brightmail anti-spam service, so this problem is,
> alas, not unique to Gmail.  So if you want to send me samples which
> Gmail has rejected as spam, it's better to put it up on a web or ftp
> server, and send me the URL.)

I'll do that now and send you the URLs.

> If it ends up in a gmail spam folder, it's best if you can get the
> recipient to send me the full e-mail, complete with headers.
> The reason why the headers are useful is because we can use these to
> hopefully send complaints to the anti-SPAM folks and ask them what's
> up with their algorithms.  For example, this was bounced by Gmail
> despite the SPF and DKIM pass indications:

Thanks for your help.


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