View Full Version : SMTP C++ CGI windows app using MailEnable showing as spam

06-11-2007, 08:42 PM
Hello all,

I'm having some trouble trying to send automatic reminders from my cgi c++ programs... The mail sends out just fine, but about half of the email is marked as spam from one of the servers its going through.

I just want to be able to send email reminders to users at our office to remind them of things like, their order is due by 0000-00-00 or a new purchase order request has been placed.

My program works just fine, but the email gets a [SPAM] header in
front of the subject. But only for some of them.

OS: Windows XP
SMTP Server: MailEnable
Programming Language: C++

SMTP Commands used:
MAIL FROM: <someone@yeah.com>
RCPT TO: <mailing_to@someone.com>
Content-Type: text/html
Subject: blah

<html> <body>
some data

Those aren't the exact commands, but it gives you
a good idea.

Thanks in advance to everyones efforts in assisting me,


06-12-2007, 05:25 PM
What kind of mail server are you sending/relaying through?
What kind of mail server is on the receiving end?
Where is your application ran from (personal workstation, website, a different server)?
What spam filtering service/program is being used on the clients that mark your emails as spam?


06-12-2007, 06:03 PM
A lot of email gets voted as junk/spam due to DNS record problems. Start by checking your sending domain at www.dnsreport.com