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Real Spam Test for SMTP configuration and newsletters

15 July 2015, By Carles Reverter

There are several reasons to get poor delivery results (too much bounced or too much going to spam folder):

– Your SMTP account on Knews preferences is bad configured
– Your mailserver have some configuration issue
– You’re blacklisted
– Your mailserver IP is blacklisted

The best way to test it are build a white newsletter and send it through your configurated SMTP in the same way as newsletters to real mailserver. Leaving Spam Assassin analyze it and watch the results.

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This is just what our new tool does. It works for Knews Free & Knews Pro in the easiest way: just click on the test button and you will get live result in a few seconds:

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In the results you will get our mailserver Spam Assassin plus Knews configuration analysis:

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Spam Assassin will pass a few rules, and everyone can flag your email with some extra bad punctuation (positive value) or good punctuation (negative value). At the end, the global value will decide if the email is delivered or not. The thereshold will be configured by user or his mailserver service. Start from 2-3 (tolerant, low false positives), 5 (normal), 7-8 (exhaustive, high false positives). In any case, you can’t influence in your subscribers thereshold. You should make sure to get the lowest global value.

Get Knews ProAfter checking your SMTP submission gets low punctuation on real anti-spam filter, you should test your newsletters also. This is a Knews Pro only feature. There is some reasons to get bad punctuation on newslettering:

– Use similar colors on text and background
– Too big text
– Some keywords (like drugs, sex drugs, etc)
– Too images and few text
– And much more.

Simply use our new tool over your newsletter and anticipate any issues with your content… Spam Assassin will advice you and tell the reason to flag it. There is a button to do it easily in the editor, and on the submit page:

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Now we will add the “VIAGRA” word in the testing newsletter for demostration purposes:

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The global result score rise from -2.899 (really good) to 0.031: worse result, however one single bad word not ruin your delivery results on a well configured and not blacklisted email account.

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