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