Why Are My Emails Going to Spam?
If you’ve ever wondered why your emails are going to spam, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem, and one that can be fixed with a little bit of effort.
There are a few reasons why your emails might be going to spam. One reason is that your email might be marked as spam by Google. This can happen if you’re using a shared IP address, or if you’re sending a lot of emails that are similar in content.
Another reason your emails might be going to spam is that you’re not using proper authentication. Authentication is the process of proving that you are who you say you are. When you send an email, your email server puts a special code in the headers that proves that you are who you say you are. This code is called an SPF record, and it’s one of the things that tells Google whether or not to trust your email.
If you’re not using SPF authentication, your emails are more likely to be marked as spam. To fix this, you need to add an SPF record to your DNS settings. You can find instructions on how to do this here.
Another way to prevent your emails from going to spam is to use DKIM authentication. DKIM stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail, and it’s another way to prove that you are who you say you are. DKIM works by putting a special code in the headers of your emails that proves that you own the domain that the email is coming from.
You can find instructions on how to add a DKIM record to your DNS settings with your email hosting company.
Once you’ve added SPF and DKIM records to your DNS settings, you should see a marked improvement in the deliverability of your emails. If you’re still having trouble, you can contact Google’s support team for more help.
Phil is the owner and principal designer and developer at All Saints Media. He has been in the industry for over 20 years and enjoys working with clients from a variety of industries.
Phil is a 1995 graduate of Cedarville University. He has a Bachelors in History. He received his Masters in Biblical Studies from Antietam Bible Seminary in 2007. Along with being a web and graphic designer, Phil is the senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Brunswick, MD.
Phil is married, and is the father of 5 beautiful children.