We want to use phpList for our newsletter, and specifically were very pleased to find phpList.com services, so registered and paid for a Plus account. However, in testing our first newsletter, all emails sent to gmail addresses are classified as spam, and Gmail says: Why is this message in Spam? We’ve found that lots of messages from phplist.com are spam.
I contacted phpList.com for help; they replied: “So far you seem to have only sent 6 messages, this isn’t really enough of a test. Getting started with a new email marketing software always takes a bit of time to get right, spam filters like gmail are very adaptive and unique to each email: I would suggest you need to start mailing your full list to get a feel for it.”
Which wasn’t very satisfactory: Gmail flagged all five of five test emails as spam, and I’d rather not send out my entire list and find out that gmail flags 100% of those, or even 50% of those, as spam.
So I’m posting here because I was searching this forum for suggestions for other phpList-friendly web hosting, and phpList.com is a common suggestion. Does anyone have any suggestions, either for other hosting options or to reduce/eliminate this problem with emails sent via phpList.com?