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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Solved: Gmail thinks Gitlab is Spam

I applaud and appreciate the investigation. It seems that GMail spam filtering goes in waves; I go through periods where I find very few or no misidentified emails, and then find dozens.

However, the message subject to GitLab, but the content that you reference refers to GitHub.

AFAICT, messages sent from the Eclipse Foundation's GitLab instance do not include this information (verified anecdotally from my inbox).

> Surely Eclipse should not be sending messages with such a provocative junk tail?

To the best of my knowledge the EF does not have a means of controlling the content of messages sent from GitHub. If you want the IT to investigate options, I recommend that you open a Help Desk issue.


On Thu, Jun 9, 2022 at 6:19 AM Ed Willink <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have been complaining recently about lost emails, particularly all
those from gitlab, github and some from cross-project-dev.

Problem solved. The lost emails have a tail that looks like:

[ { "@context": "", "@type": "EmailMessage",
"potentialAction": { "@type": "ViewAction", "target":
"name": "View Pull Request" }, "description": "View this Pull Request on
GitHub", "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "GitHub",
"url": "" } } ]

The latest 'improved' Gmail spam filter is 'clever' enough to regard the
tail gibberish as a Spam indicator, and so Thunderbird failed to
download the messages for me.

Unfortunately if you log on to Gmail, the Spam folder is not visible
unless you scroll the folder list, so I was deceived into thinking there
was no recoverable personal Spam just lost global Spam.

Once I scrolled and opened the Spam folder, Eureka, there are all the
lost emails (well 30 days worth). After marking a few as not-Spam, the
filter was trained and 180 lost emails were available to Thunderbird.

Bottom line. If you use Gmail, review your Spam folder because recent
Eclipse communications have a junk tail that predisposes them to be
treated as Spam.

Surely Eclipse should not be sending messages with such a provocative
junk tail?


         Ed Willink

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