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no recent emails

We haven't received a BugGuide email in quite a while. Is something up?

I wonder if...
...adding the text of an added comment to the mail would improve its status with respect to spam detection heuristics? This would also be nice in general; recently I've seen a few comments annotated "No RSVP", which investigation revealed to be in response to a user not wanting their mailbox flooded with notifications for simple "Thanks"-type comments. If they didn't have to actually load the page to see that this was the case, it might be less of an issue...

Now Comcast has put our last 20 emails into Trash!
We don't get it. It didn't even put them in the spam folder. Right into Trash they went. What the heck? Well we fixed these again. Will let you know if we have any additional problems. Hope that's not happening to all the Comcast customers. We did get those twenty in a two hour period if you think that matters.

It's fine on our end now too.
Comcast just arbitrarily decided that the emails were spam and didn't deliver them. We went online and told comcast they were not spam and now they are being delivered.

BugGuide is sending out emails normally. The latest was sent to you at 7:26 this morning. The mail server indicates that Comcast accepted it for delivery.

Found them
Comcast decided they were spam ???

I just found 15 in my comcast
I just found 15 in my comcast spam filter also. I don't usually use their website to check my mail (I download it to an e-mail program) so I didn't see them. They apparently don't have a way to whitelist e-mail addresses. They do have a way to limit your account to ONLY get e-mails from certain addresses however...which seems of very limited use to me. You can turn the spam filter off in your account, or leave it on but set it to keep a copy of the spam which is where I found all my recent BugGuide notifications.

I marked them all as not spam. Maybe if enough people do that it stops marking them as spam. To be fair...on the surface they do appear spammy when you get a whole bunch at once with the same subject and only a few lines of text with links in it.

If someone could email me the complete headers from the email as it looks in your Comcast inbox it may be helpful. Nothing has changed on our end.

but we have received thousands over the years
Why would Comcast suddenly decide they were Spam? We're getting them fine now, but another in the seemingly endless hoops one has to jump through.

After marking them as not spa
After marking them as not spam yesterday they are now being delivered normally today. Maybe there was just enough BugGuide emails coming to the Comcast servers all at once to get it flagged as spam.

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