SPAM filter test

I was wondering if anyone has any input on why this campaign did not pass the Outlook 2007 and Postini filter:


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    <head>
        <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1">
        <title>Hirschfeld Industries LP</title>
    <style type="text/css">
<!--
@import url("http://www.domain.com/css/styles-hirschfeld.css");
-->
    </style>
    </head>

<body bgcolor="#05173D" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0">
<table width="550" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
  </tr>
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    <td height="40" align="center"><a href="http://www.hirschfeld.com/holiday.asp"><img src="../rsrc/others/hirschfeld_holiday.jpg" alt="http://domain.com/ei/r/59/88f/50f/wwwdomaincom/images/hirschfeld_holiday.jpg" width="624" height="485"></a></td>
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    <td height="40" align="center">&copy; 2009 Hirschfeld Industries LP &nbsp;&nbsp;All Rights Reserved&nbsp;   |&nbsp; <a href="http://www.hirschfeld.com/sectors.asp">Sectors</a>&nbsp; | &nbsp;<a href="http://www.hirschfeld.com/news.asp">News</a>&nbsp; | &nbsp;<a href="http://www.hirschfeld.com/contactus.asp">Contact Us<br>
    </a><span class="title">If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, please click
    <UNSUBSCRIBE>UNSUBSCRIBE</UNSUBSCRIBE>
here.</span></td>
  </tr>
</table>
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</body>

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BThies BThies, 7 years ago

The problem: It's just a solid image.  Your text to image ratio will cause a lot of spam filters to block it. (It didn't pass Barracuda either)


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

So is there anything we can do to fix this problem besides adding more text?

BThies BThies, 7 years ago

You can contact the manufacturers of the spam filters and ask them nicely to let it pass :-)  j/k

I imagine the image is a screenshot of the video, in which there's not a lot of text that could be "implanted" on a solid color background within the image.

If that's the case, you'll either have to add more text outside the image, or just cross your fingers and run with it.


Brian Thies
Professional Email Developer
Thies Publishing

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