X-Spam-Status: Yes, hits=6.9 required=5.0
X-Spam-Report: 6.90 hits, 5 required;
* 0.6 — BODY: One hundred percent guaranteed
* 0.3 — BODY: No such thing as a free lunch (1)
* 0.3 — BODY: Satisfaction Guaranteed
* 0.3 — BODY: Asks you to click below
* 0.2 — BODY: Sign up Free Today
* 0.1 — BODY: Free Trial
* 0.1 — BODY: Contains ‘Dear Somebody’
——–>>> * 3.0 — BODY: Image tag with an ID code to identify you
* 1.1 — BODY: Spam phrases score is 03 to 05 (medium)
* 0.3 — BODY: HTML font color is red
* 0.2 — BODY: A WHOLE LINE OF YELLING DETECTED
* 0.2 — BODY: Includes a URL link to send an email
* -0.2 — Mailing list headers are suspicious
* 0.4 — HTML-only mail, with no text version
The biggest problem (the 3 pointer annotated with —–>>>) was an advertiser’s image and linking URL that contains “?id=1042&sub=Q3C036”. (Note to self… remember to check advertisers’ URLs for spamminess.)
Interestingly enough, when I used Lyris Content Checker (which uses Spam Assassin) the same message only rates a 3.3 — which means it should have gotten through MOST filters.
Ah, the joys of email publishing! In the future, I’ll be talking more and more about publishing and receiving content via RSS.
BTW — Dave also told me his new service MicroURL could have avoided the spam filter problem by creating a non-spammy URL.