View Full Version : Topic e-mail notifications get tagged as UCE/Bulk e-mail

May 1st, 2003, 01:03 PM

I receive my notifications of topic updates to a Yahoo! account. Their spam filters snag the notices and label them as "Bulk E-Mail". Here's a header...

X-Apparently-To: erd...@yahoo.com via; 01 May 2003 13:43:05 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: <nobody@pegasus.lunarpages.com>
Received: from (EHLO pegasus.lunarpages.com) ( by mta103.mail.sc5.yahoo.com with SMTP; 01 May 2003 13:43:05 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from nobody by pegasus.lunarpages.com with local (Exim 3.36 #1) id 19BKti-0000yj-00 for erd_6502@yahoo.com; Thu, 01 May 2003 13:43:18 -0700
Subject: Topic Reply Notification - PDP-11 disks - what are people using?
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-transfer-encoding: 8bit
Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 20:43:18 UT
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: PHP
Message-Id: <E19BKti-0000yj-00@pegasus.lunarpages.com>
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - pegasus.lunarpages.com
X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - yahoo.com
X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [99 99] / [99 99]
X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - pegasus.lunarpages.com
Content-Length: 643

I think the problem is one or more of the following:

No named recipent in the To: field
No named sender in the From: field
The username 'nobody' in other fields.

It's not too annoying, but it sure was a surprise to see stuff start showing up in my "Bulk" folder. Maybe there's a setting on the PHPbb stuff you can tweak.


May 1st, 2003, 01:11 PM
I'll have to look into that and fix it if I can. I don't think there is a configuration setting, but I can probably find the appropriate PHP code to tweak to at least fill in those fields.

Meanwhile, if anyone tries to join and doesn't get a response within 20 minutes or so, please drop me an email at webmaster@vintage-computer.com or send me a private mail on the board. Include your account name I'll manually activate your account.



May 1st, 2003, 08:44 PM
I found and fixed the problem.

As it turns out I mistook the meaning of an area of the configuration screen. I just had to fill in some values to get the information I wanted in there.

VCForum emails should no longer be considered junk! :)

I also noticed that the emails are being sent almost immediately which is an improvement from Monday.

Thanks for the help!