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Solved Tried to send email, was (mis)identified as Spam

February 6, 2014 at 12:20:17
Specs: Macintosh
The email was sent to a recipient I've sent email to many times without a problem. There was a large .csv attachment, however.

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February 6, 2014 at 15:54:46
mmm I have had this on occasion too; and it appeared to be that the incoming mail server at the destination wasn't too happy with it - when it was a "large(r) attachment. Also it may be that server is running a regular/constant check on emails, attachments - contents - and uses "target" words, extensions, etc. to filter out anything it may feel is "harmful, unfriendly, unsuitable - even "naughty" etc. (as far as the server admin might be concerned…)?

There is a filter here that disallows the full display of the name of well known CD/DVD combo-burner - i.e. it's Mats---a and it will show here up with a few letters missing… One can see why it does it - even though on this occasion there is no need…?

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February 6, 2014 at 16:08:24
Thanks for the reply/explanation, but what can one DO? I side-stepped the problem by putting the attached file on a flash drive, but only after over an hour's floundering with semi-competent ISP agents. Had I been trying to send the file to anyone not in my hometown, this solution would have been much less workable.

I have submitted the email to an "unblocker," and will find out within 48 hours if my message will have its SPAM classification lifted.

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February 6, 2014 at 16:45:35
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If it is happening because the attachments are "large" - you can use file splitting utilities - which break it down in smaller "chunks"; send them as individual emails; and the recipient re-assembles them on receipt.

Have you tried compressing them - winzip being one of the more popular/well knows utilities?

You can download a trial version - and it will usually work without registering more or less indefinitely; although it will both cough up a "nag/reminder" window; and will also put a message that the utility isn't registered at times when files are unzipped…

If this is an occasional situation - consider copying to a small usb-flash drive; or even an SD card. These days the capacity of them is quite large; and the prices are coming down… And then have the recipient return them to you (for future use?) when they have downloaded the contents to their storage?

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February 6, 2014 at 22:13:24
Thanks---I've already used that solution. I'll try zipping the file the next time.


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