Outlook 2007 Spam Filter Fail

Hi

I have an email which passes every spam filter apart from Outlook 2007. I am testing by sending to my machine using Outlook 2007 so its nothing to do with the online test. I have tried removing all the copy and it still fails. Can anyone see anything that could be causing this?

Thanks

Rich

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   <title>Tribe Experimental</title>
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         background-color: #dadada;
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         background-color: #ffffff;
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      td.permission {
         background-color: #dadada;
         padding: 10px 20px 10px 20px;
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      td.permission p {
         font-family: Arial;
         font-size: 11px;
         font-weight: normal;
         color: #333333;
         margin: 0;
         padding: 0;
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      td.permission p a {
         font-family: Arial;
         font-size: 11px;
         font-weight: normal;
         color: #333333;
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         background-color: #ffffff;
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         font-family: Arial;
         font-size: 50px;
         font-weight: bold;
         color: #000000;
         margin: 0;
         padding: 0;
         text-transform:uppercase;
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         font-family: Arial;
         font-size: 24px;
         font-weight: normal;
         color: #666666;
         margin: 0;
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      td.mainbar p {
         font-family: Arial;
         font-size: 12px;
         font-weight: normal;
         color: #666666;
         margin: 0 0 20px 0;
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      td.mainbar p a {
         font-family: Arial;
         font-size: 12px;
         font-weight: bold;
         color: #000000;
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      td.mainbar p strong {
         font-family: Arial;
         font-size: 12px;
         font-weight: bold;
         color: #000000;
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      td.mainbar ul {
         font-family: Arial;
         font-size: 13px;
         font-weight: normal;
         color: #333333;
         margin: 0 0 14px 24px;
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      td.mainbar ul li a {
         font-family: Arial;
         font-size: 13px;
         font-weight: normal;
         color: #680606;
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         padding: 0 20px 0 20px;
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      td.footer p {
         font-family: Arial;
         font-size: 10px;
         font-weight: normal;
         color: #000000;
         line-height: 12px;
         margin: 0 0 20px 0;
         padding: 0;
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      <td align="center">
         
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                  <p style="font-size: 11px; font-weight: normal; margin: 0; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; padding: 0;">Not interested anymore? <unsubscribe>Unsubscribe</unsubscribe>.</p>
                  <p style="font-size: 11px; font-weight: normal; margin: 0; font-family: Arial; color: #333333; padding: 0;">Having trouble viewing this email? <webversion>View it in your browser</webversion>.</p>
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                                                    <h1 style="font-size: 50px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; padding: 0; text-transform:uppercase;">Vote Jamie!</h1>
                                                    <h2 style="font-size: 24px; font-weight: normal; margin: 0; font-family: Arial; color: #666666; padding: 0; text-transform:uppercase;">We knew Jamie had <strong>The X Factor</strong> a long time ago Simon...</h2>

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               <td class="header" align="left">
                  <img src="jamie.jpg" height="355" alt="Main Image" width="500" />
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                                                    <p style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 0 20px 0; font-family: Arial; color: #666666; padding: 0;">We're always telling everyone how talented our Brand Warriors are and now we have another one that has been catapulted to stardom!</p>

                                                    <p style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 0 20px 0; font-family: Arial; color: #666666; padding: 0;">Jamie Archer (or Afro!) has been working for us for the past 6 years and we're over the moon that he's now in the final 12 of the X-Factor!</p> 

                                                    <p style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 0 20px 0; font-family: Arial; color: #666666; padding: 0;">If you're a fan of the show please lend him your support.<br />

                                                    He's been one of our stars for many years now and it would be great if we could make him an even bigger one!</p>

                                                    <p style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 0 20px 0; font-family: Arial; color: #666666; padding: 0;">To find out more about our other exceptional Brand Warriors visit us at <a href="http://www.tribemarketing.co.uk/" style="font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; font-family: Arial; color: #000000;">www.tribemarketing.co.uk</a> or call us on 0207 749 2600</p>
                                                    
                                                    <a href="http://www.tribemarketing.co.uk/"><img src="tribe-logo.gif" alt="Tribe Experimental" style="border: none;" /></a>
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               <td class="footer" height="" align="top" valign="middle" style="background-color: #ffffff; padding: 0 20px 0 20px;">
                  <p style="font-size: 10px; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 0 20px 0; font-family: Arial; line-height: 12px; color: #000000; padding: 0;">Experimental Marketing - Promotional Staffing - Exhibitions - Sampling - Road Shows - Interactive Campaigns -  Hospitality - Sales Staff - Entertainers - Models - Merchandising</p>
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BThies BThies, 7 years ago

Try adjusting the following one at a time and resending to see what you get:

- Reduce font size at the top of the message
- Reduce the amount of exclamation points

It may just be your settings in Outlook.

Also, be sure to check your design across all e-mail clients (including viewing it in Hotmail & Gmail using FireFox).


Brian Thies
Professional Email Developer
Thies Publishing
BThies BThies, 7 years ago

I just ran your document against 14 filters at LitmusApp, and the main issue that came up:

- You've used relatively large font sizes in your email. Try to use normal font sizes.

Hopefully that helps.


Brian Thies
Professional Email Developer
Thies Publishing

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