How to avoid "no subject" emails in the archive?

To: Michael Norris <>
Subject: How to avoid "no subject" emails in the archive?
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:52:46 +1100
I think this is due to a bug in the archives which misinterprets the multi line 
content preview that the spam filter inserts. It's been happening for ages, and 
it happens to random messages. I think it inserts the preview if there's a 
certain level of suspicion about the email, and it doesn't mean it thinks it's 

I believe the messages are stored before being read into the archive, and that 
it will theoretically be possible in future to fix them up and read them in 

Sorry for the I convenience, but all this got a bit out of our control when the 
last service provider kicked us out for spamming.

You can also check the other archive at

Peter Shute 

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> On 23 Feb 2015, at 1:49 pm, Michael Norris <> wrote:
> Hi all
> I expect that this email, like for instance those from Laurie Knight, will 
> appear on the Birding-Aus archive as “no subject”.
> Has anyone found a way round that, please?
> Maybe this is the issue, I’ve just noticed that most emails that have 
> recently appeared in the archive as “no subject” appear in the “content 
> analysis” (which I guess is from a spam filter) with comments like 
> -0.7 RCVD_IN_DNSWL_LOW      RBL: Sender listed at, low
>                            trust My own rating was “no trust”!
> I’ve checked my IP address on and yes it is listed!  But that 
> should mean that I am “high trust” because is a  ‘whitelist’.  
> So maybe the archive spam filters misinterpret listing?  (Should be 
> a positive number, rather than –0.7, in the above example?).
> Or maybe I’ve been blacklisted somewhere else?  My latest email was marked as 
> ‘likely spam’ with reference to and (April 
> 2010).  I’ve haven’t found a way of accessing their black lists.
> BTW I know I did get blocked several years ago because I was legitimately 
> sending emails to a couple of hundred people.  Somewhere in the Internet that 
> was rated as “too many”.
> Maybe others whose emails turn up as “no subject” (Denise Goodfellow is 
> another instance) are simply those who have emailed numbers of people at the 
> same time?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Michael Norris
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