Frequently Asked Questions
Use the Spam Check button to increase the likelihood an email lands in an inbox and not in a junk folder
The Spam Checker
The Spam Checker is a content-filtering tool that can help increase email delivery rates before you actually send your email, event-related email, or survey invitation to your contacts.The Spam Checker uses a mix of Constant Contact and SpamAssasin content-matching rules to assess the spam potential in the body, header (including subject line), and footer of your email and has no relation to spam complaints that may be reported when your email is received. The results are used to predict how an email client's content filtering software will process your email. doesn't guarantee successful email delivery to all contacts.
edit your draft to ensure the lowest possible spam risk.
- Click Spam Check. Your rating and any flagged content displays beneath the button.
Note: If you're using the Classic Wizard, click the Preview button on the upper left-hand side of your email. Then click the Anti-Spam Check button.
- Review and edit as many of the content flags as possible and click Spam Check again until the check reveals little or no risk.
|Color||Risk Level||Recommended Actions|
|Green||Little to none||Your content is suitable for mailing and content filters should not find fault with your email. You may proceed with scheduling the email if it is complete.|
|Green||Low||Your content will be allowable for most receiving systems. You can schedule your email now or further increase your chances for successful delivery by editing the flagged content.|
|Yellow||Medium||Your email content may trigger content filters. We recommend that you edit the flagged content.|
Note: Sometimes a medium risk level is triggered when the From/Reply address is a free email address (Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, etc.), and isn't the default address on your account. This will not impact your email when you hit the Send button.
|Red||High||It is very likely that content filters will block your email based on its content. We strongly recommend that you edit the flagged content.|
Consider turning on Constant Contact Authentication to improve deliverability with ISP's and corporate domains that use authentication to filter out their spam.
SpamAssasin is not a Constant Contact product. For more information about SpamAssasin, please see http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.