Please read - "spam" or not?

Posted 06/07/2009 - 17:04 by ng

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In order to try to reduce the element of spam resulting from subscriptions and notifications with poorly targeted or shotgun posts, please read this.

Our server has been "tagged" as a spam source on more than one occasion, and I suspect that's related to the notifications feature, probably because people don't bother to set it up properly, but instead move the incoming messages or tell their email system to automatically treat the messages as spam or junk. This is not in our best interests, as being flagged as spam may reduce the effectiveness of communication between members.

The correct way to deal with the problem of "too many" incoming emails is to set your subscriptions options accordingly. But it will also help a lot if people target their posts more effectively via suitable groups.