Subscription conformation mails marked as spam

I want people to sign up for my email subscription but the email subscription confirmation mail automatically gets marked as spam and Gmail says that the email is “not encrypted”

I was originally planning not to deliver posts as email newsletters because I don’t want to pay for yet another service (ie Mailgun)
instead, I planned to export all the subscribers when sending a mail and then importing them into Mailchimp to use the free plan to send a newsletter once/twice a month

but if the confirmation mails keep ending up in the spam folder I’m gonna lose out on a lot of potential subscribers.

And btw do I even need to pay for MaiIGun to deliver posts as email newsletters? If yes then I really just want to collect emails without confirmation being marked as spam and I’ll use any other 3rd party service to send newsletters :))

or is it possible to simply disable these confirmation mails?

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You probably have not configured SPF, DKIM and DMARC correctly. Here is a recommended article from Google for its Workspace offering: Ensure mail delivery & prevent spoofing (SPF) - Google Workspace Admin Help, a lot of which will apply with MailGun or other services.

but the problem is where would I find the IP address that delivers my mails?

v=spf1 [WHAT IP TO PUT HERE] -all

Do I really need to sign up for Mailgun? Can’t I just put the IP that ghost uses to delivers my mails.

As I said I just want to collect emails without confirmation being marked as spam and I’ll use any other 3rd party service to send newsletters

Do I really need to sign up for Mailgun? Can’t I just put the IP that ghost uses to delivers my mails.

yes you do, because often mails coming from webservers are marked as spam by default due to the many hacked/misconfigured wordpress sites and cheap hosting that send out spam.

you should also use a subdomain for sending out mails with mailgun, and once you add the domain to mailgun, they will show you all the correct DNS records to setup.

IIRC you get 1500 free mails at mailgun, and after that you have to pay 0.80$ per 1000 mails, so not that big a deal.

Even on mailgun, my confirmation emails are getting marked as spam - encryption is correct, and I have set up SPF, DKIM and even DMARC settings.

They recommend using a subdomain, but that increases the chance of emails to be marked as spam if I wanted to use my domain as the receiving email. So I tried with my main domain, but that didn’t fix the problem either.

I only had issues with mail from mailgun being flagged as spam if it was a new domain, once I had moved it from the spam folder to the inbox on gmail.com and outlook.com, it was never flagged as spam again.

confirmation mails can be tricky, often it is the content of the mail, rather than the mail setup that gets them flagged. adding some text, proper styling, and make a proper a href link text, will be better than just posting a raw link.

this service https://spamcheck.postmarkapp.com/ can help you check the content. and also check if your domain (or subdomain) has been blacklisted Email Blacklist Check - IP Blacklist Check - See if your server is blacklisted

the idea that subdomains has an increased chance of being flagged as spam makes no sense if the configuration is correct.

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