Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

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Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Postby deliquium » 2 Dec 2020, 11:40am

deliquium wrote:Same problem here - and even following Gmail's suggestion to create a filter that is supposed to stop mbadmin@cyclinguk.org forever going to the Gmail spam folder - doesn't work either.


Well, the Gmail filter I applied (see image) now appears to be working (or I was confused/lying/misleading when previously posting ^ :roll: ), as I received email notification for this and another topic and neither went automatically to the Spam folder :D
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Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Postby Samuel D » 2 Dec 2020, 12:14pm

Thanks for the suggestion, deliquium. I’ve now attempted to set this up (by selecting an email from the CyclingUK notifier in my Spam folder in Gmail, clicking the three vertical dots to the right of the time it was sent, and then selecting “Filter messages like this” – in case anyone else was wondering). Fingers crossed.

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Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Postby deliquium » 2 Dec 2020, 4:29pm

Can confirm that the Gmail filter, as detailed above is allowing notifications from the forum to reach my Gmail inbox + successfully reaching my Apple Mail also :D

(maybe it's not a bad thing that people like Google et al, keep us on out toes with their quiet changes? As long as there's a simple solution :wink: )
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Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Postby Samuel D » 2 Dec 2020, 4:51pm

Thanks for finally giving my new filter something to do, deliquium! Ha ha.

Works for me too, though I get an obnoxious warning that I’m only seeing the message because of my filter, so on my head be it. Thanks, Google.

On the plus side, while fooling around with this filter I took the opportunity (in Settings > Labels and Settings > Chat and Meet) to hide all the clutter that had gradually crept into the left panel of my Gmail web interface. You know, Hangouts, Snoozed (eh?), Scheduled (I make a point of living a scheduleless life, near as I can), all those priority labels I never bothered to figure out, All Mail (wot?), etc.

My left panel now looks like this and reminds me of the good old days when I knew what the heck was going on and where my data was:

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One reason I wasn’t seeing these messages in Spam was that my whole Spam folder was burried under the nonsense I’ve now removed, below the fold so to speak. Fixed.

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Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Postby admin » 22 Feb 2021, 2:53pm

For those who've had trouble with this, I think it should be sorted now.

The Forum now sends mail out using Cycling UK's mail servers, so the messages should pass DKIM, SPF and DMARC tests properly.

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Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Postby Samuel D » 22 Feb 2021, 5:38pm

admin wrote:For those who've had trouble with this, I think it should be sorted now.

I quoted the bit of your reply that I can understand and can confirm it now works at my end. Thanks for your efforts to resolve the problem. Appreciated.

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Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Postby RickH » 22 Feb 2021, 10:54pm

admin wrote:For those who've had trouble with this, I think it should be sorted now.

The Forum now sends mail out using Cycling UK's mail servers, so the messages should pass DKIM, SPF and DMARC tests properly.

Emails received up to 2:15pm had warning messages. Those received from 3:29pm (none for me in the intervening period) no longer do.

I note that the links in the email have changed to hideously long ones. In my Gmail phone app they run to 12 or 13 lines each (mostly of gobbledygook) compared to the 1 or 2 lines if previous emails.

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Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Postby admin » 23 Feb 2021, 8:57am

The hideously-long links are part of Cycling UK's email system (they use Sendgrid), which is seemingly converting the original links into ones that track clicks.

I'll ask if they can turn this off for Forum links.

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Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Postby admin » 23 Feb 2021, 2:20pm

OK, the tracking links have been turned off. Should all be working nicely now.

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Re: Gmail spam filter and topic reply notifications

Postby RickH » 23 Feb 2021, 7:39pm

admin wrote:OK, the tracking links have been turned off. Should all be working nicely now.

I can confirm that this is now the case. :D