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How do I test if my email is recognized as spam?

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We have an in-house email server and I would like to put our emails to the test to see if they naturally end up in people's junk folders. Some people are not getting our emails so I'm thinking they are ending up in people's junk folders. We have an SPF txt record set up, but I don't know how to test it if it is setup correctly. Is there any testing mechanism I can use to see what the problem is?
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Hello bemara57,

Check if you are on a Blacklist
http://www.mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx

Here are some tests to see of your email is spam
http://www.onevision.co.uk/default.asp?id=863

Hope this helps!
war1
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read up the spam section of the documentation, well generally if you noticed, most of them consider things like empty subjects as spam or repeated keywords.
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If you can ask some of the people to check their spam folder.  You should make sure your have a reverse DNS entry setup for your IP address that points to your mail server domain name or something of that nature.  A lot of mail servers do a reverse lookup on your IP address to make sure it points back to a legitimate name and not the standard entry setup by the ISP.  If you go to dnsstuff.com you can run a check on your domain (mail.domain.com) to see if there are any problems with the way your mail DNS records are setup.  
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