ACTION REQUIRED: Set your SMTP password

Rainer Müller raimue at
Wed Nov 18 23:09:23 UTC 2020

On 18/11/2020 19.14, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> I sent my previous email using the new SMTP settings from GMail, but I
> didn't see any reply, so I went to check the mailing list archives to
> see whether my email went through, to start with.
> Given that the email reached the mailing list, apparently the settings
> worked, however your reply to me was *the only message* in the whole
> thread that ended up in my spam box. I would understand it if GMail
> tried to block you entirely (for whatever reason), but I don't get it
> why just the reply to me directly deserved the special treatment.
> While checking the rest of the spam (which I forgot to do for quite a
> while) I discovered another reply from Ryan where I was CC-ed, and a
> bunch of trac tickets (all of which CC-ed me), most of them from
> today, and a couple from the past few days.
> I kept clicking "Not spam", and I can imagine that it takes a while
> for their algorithms to retrain, but in any case newer emails from
> Trac kept being classified as spam.
> I have a feeling as if GMail was trying to sabotage the incoming email
> alias after I changed the SMTP settings for the outgoing mail.
> I'll keep an eye on the spam box in the next few weeks.

I just made another little adjustment to the postfix configuration to anonymize
the origin IP of the sender. This might help with the spam problem, because some
spam checks actually use that information and give bad scores if mails originate
from dial-up IPs. Additionally, it offers more privacy for team members as their
IP address used for submission will not be exposed.


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