Test your spam score with mail-tester

MailPoet has developed its own spam score tool called mail-tester, which is available to all for free.

Premium users

Premium users can simply test their spam score while editing any newsletters, by clicking the button " How spammy is this newsletter":

Instruction for free users

First, visit mail-tester and copy the email address provided on the home page:

Paste the address in the preview input at the bottom of the page where you edit your newsletter, like this:

Then, return to mail-tester, and click on the button " Then check your score":

You'll then get your score result, like this example:

Common reasons for bad scores

If your score is above 7 or 8, you should generally be fine. Simply ask some of your subscribers if they get your emails.

List of common issues resulting in bad scores:

  1. You are blacklisted. We then recommend you to send with a professional provider.
  2. SPF record. Contact your host in order to set this up. Here are some handy guides to get you started.
  3. DKIM is not in place. Read our guide on this signature.
  4. Your newsletter has bad keywords, according to SpamAssassin.

You can read more in our 6 Golden Rules for MailPoet users, or read a nice explanation for what DKIM and SPF are useful for on our Email Authentication article..