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mailing system and spam issue 1 Jahr 5 Monate her #91937

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Hi,

Well I bet I'm in an unappropriate section but haven't found a better place.

I have an issue I guess will not be fixed here but you may help. Basically any invitation / reminding / confirmation mail sent from my limesurvey is tagged as spam when sent to Gmail. I took following steps :

- automated email, one or many, sent from LS to gmail -> spam ( thus send by the web server throught php mail function )
- any email sent from another SMTP to Gmail, but same sender address -> properly delivered ( alternate hosting company SMTP or third party SMTP both successfully tested )
- Gmail advice : please check mass mailing senders advices ( weird as mail is tagged as spam even when single sending )
- Hoster advice : "our SMTP is fine and not blacklisted, we would know it, please provide a copy of the code". I also asked them to create a SPF record but they can't. ( Some would say to change hosting but this is not the point by now )

This bring me to my question. Is the mail sending engine the phpmailer library ? and if yes from wher is it called ?

Thank you in advance
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Re: mailing system and spam issue 1 Jahr 5 Monate her #91943

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why don't you use the SMTP option in Limesurvey. The php mail scripts often cause problems as providers assume that they are only used for spam (and often they are).
Have a look at the manual! It is a really valuable source for information. Here some helpful links:
Manual (EN) | Question Types | Question Attributes | Workarounds

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Re: mailing system and spam issue 1 Jahr 5 Monate her #91947

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Actually I did... My host seems to have two kinds of SMTP gateways

The first one seems reserved to the web servers and is tagged as spam when used. It is probably in open relay for their web servers as no authentication is needed and cannot be used from extrenall access

The second is accessible from anywhere and requires autentication.... but access is forbidden from the web servers.


Grrrr
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