OK, bit of a geeky entry this one, but I found it (geekily) amusing. Just ordered our anti-malarials from chemistdirect.co.uk (as they are lots cheaper there than in a regular pharmacy). The order came through tagged as spam. Nothing strange there except it was tagged as spam by their outgoing mail server!
Here’s the evidence:
X-Spam-Flag: YES X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.2.5 (2008-06-10) on 219881-www1.chemistdirect.co.uk X-Spam-Level: ***** X-Spam-Status: Yes, score=6.0 required=4.3 tests=ALL_TRUSTED,HTML_MESSAGE, INVALID_DATE,INVALID_MSGID,MIME_HTML_ONLY,ONLINE_PHARMACY,TVD_VISIT_PHARMA autolearn=no version=3.2.5 X-Spam-Report: * -1.4 ALL_TRUSTED Passed through trusted hosts only via SMTP * 1.7 INVALID_DATE Invalid Date: header (not RFC 2822) * 1.5 ONLINE_PHARMACY BODY: Online Pharmacy * 0.0 TVD_VISIT_PHARMA BODY: TVD_VISIT_PHARMA * 0.0 HTML_MESSAGE BODY: HTML included in message * 1.7 MIME_HTML_ONLY BODY: Message only has text/html MIME parts * 2.6 INVALID_MSGID Message-Id is not valid, according to RFC 2822
This for the non-geeks amongst my readers, means that one of ChemistDirect’s own computers tagged this as spam before it even left them. By these measures pretty much all of their mail must get tagged as spam because ALL online pharmacies are dodgy and even ChemistDirect admit that!