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I send confirmation code for users to register on my site, it's going directly to spam on hotmail and gmail, but on yahoo, it's getting to the inbox.

the hotmail spam filter sucks so much, i get so many real spam emails in my inbox and i get facebook emails in my spam, so i'm not surprised at all when i see my emails getting to hotmail junk folder, I do not care where my emails go to, on hotmail.

but yahoo and gmail have excellent spam filters, my emails are going to the yahoo inbox and gmail spam, isn't strange!

I have seen many solutions on serverfault, I'm gonna try them, but the question here is why the emails are getting to the inbox of yahoo and the spam of gmail :)

one answer on serverfault suggests that I should check my ip on senderscore, i did that, the results are:

hostname: none Other IPs with same hostname: none blacklists: none Return Path Certified: none Return Path Safe: no

would you need to see the whois lockup?

correct me if i'm wrong but i think the emails are going to spame because the hostname is none, the return path certified is none and the return path safe is no

but then, why I'm getting emails in my yahoo inbox?

EDIT: no, they are not spams, all the message say is this:

Hello user, Thank you for joining, one last step is required in order to activate your account

Click Here {there's a link here}

Email : the user's email Username : username Activation code : 124kew

if above given is not working , please go here and activate it

==================== Regards

here's my email header

Received: from ([])
        by with ESMTPS id x7si1606511yba.84.2011.
        (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER);
        Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:41:21 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: neutral ( is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of client-ip=;
Authentication-Results:; spf=neutral ( is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of
Received: from (localhost.localdomain [])
    by (8.13.8/8.13.8) with ESMTP id p8GMh6dX000451
    for <>; Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:43:06 GMT
Received: (from apache@localhost)
    by (8.13.8/8.13.8/Submit) id p8GMh6k0000450;
    Fri, 16 Sep 2011 22:43:06 GMT
X-Authentication-Warning: apache set sender to using -f
Subject: [] - Account activation email
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 23:43:06 +0100
Message-ID: <>
X-Priority: 3
X-Mailer: PHPMailer 5.1 (
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closed as not a real question by Shane Madden, Zoredache, mailq, Wesley, Ward Sep 17 '11 at 4:39

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

I suspect they are going to the SPAM folder because your messages look like SPAM... Can you update your question with some actual details. Perhaps the headers of some of the messages that got into the SPAM folder? – Zoredache Sep 16 '11 at 22:22
@Zoredache I updated the question sir – user Sep 16 '11 at 22:55
This looks like Spam: No SPF, no DKIM, no rDNS record, no personal greeting, "click here"-URL, not much text in the mail, ... My Anti-Spam would score it as Spam. – mailq Sep 16 '11 at 23:35
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Try removing the website Address from the subject line. When an email from an address that is not in their address book (even a temporary address book that is held by the site) and the subject starts with a website address it is often flagged as spam.

For example try Account activation email for [] or better yet Account activation email for Show Pill

The other 2 things to look at would depend on if you host your website or it is hosted at a data center?

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my site is hosted on a vps from – user Sep 17 '11 at 7:49

For help with gmail marking your messages as spam, try

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thank you i will read that page :) – user Sep 16 '11 at 22:57

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