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My Email Was Sent To The Junk Folder...

This blog is a collection of best practices and tips, so as the author of this blog you'd assume that I would at least manage to stay out of the spam filters, right? Wrong! Let me explain what happened:

Last weekend I spent a couple of hours to create my own personal email template to send blog post updates to my subscribers -- basically because I wanted the email to have the same look and feel as my blog.

I choose a pretty straightforward template containing a table with in the first row a header image, then a 2-column layout with my posts on the left and links to my categories on the right. For those of you who are not subscribed to my mailinglist, you can view a screenshot of the email here.

I use a service called Feedblitz that sends out an email with my blog updates automatically the day after I posted a new message on my blog. So after posting a couple of things yesterday, the email got sent out this morning. And my own provider labeled the email as spam and so did Gmail. Aargh!

So I'm wondering: those of you who received the email, did it also end up in your spam filters? Let me know!

I'm going to do a couple of tests to try and fix this problem. The first thing I'm going to change is my from address. This is now a Gmail address, so that could be trigger number 1.

I'm trying to look on the bright side of things and consider this as an interesting case study. So I promise to keep you posted on my findings and hopefully we'll all learn something from it :)

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