Spam Test Fail on Outlook 2003 & 2007 using CM Template?

I've customised Template 2 (Left Sidebar) for a client and merely tweaked some of the css, but it's failing the spam tests for Outlook 2003 & 2007 - but no info on why. This is putting my client off the platform as this is the first one he is going to send.

Can anyone offer any pointers - the web version here.

Do i have to pay for spam tests for every change I make until it passes? That could prove expensive unless I'm doing something obviously wrong. Help appreciated.

NB: The DomainKeys/DKIM for this domain have not been set up yet...

BThies BThies, 6 years ago

If you're sending enough campaigns to justify it, you could always sign up with LitmusApp.  $50 per month for unlimited e-mail testing, and they're one of the companies CM utilizes.

Things in your document that may have caused the spam flags:
Gentleman, Christmas, any form of pricing, the word price, male, rewards, discount... you get the idea.

Brian Thies
Professional Email Developer
Thies Publishing
dozzq dozzq, 6 years ago

Brian thanks for flagging those content issues for me. It's a minefield out there. I use Litmus already  for web pages so I'lll give it a spin.


Join 200,000 companies around the world that use Campaign Monitor to run email marketing campaigns that deliver results for their business.

Get started for free