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phew, cleared the moderation queue.

I don't mean to generalize, but when I get a report of a spammer, nine times out of ten it's from a protonmail email address. I'm sure it's a fine mail host but geez.

And like, most of the failed email deliveries from mastodon.technology are from protonmail too (with fastmail close behind)

It's so cool that we've got like a distributed system of universal communication (email) but if you're sending from a domain that's *not* on an industry whitelist (why does it have to be white?) then you get blocked silently. No spam folder, just... blocked. Cool cool cool.

@ashfurrow Any large federated system. If we're lucky, that curse will come to the fediverse. :-)

@ashfurrow have you tried reasoning with them?

do you have SPF and DKIM in place?

@hirojin Aye – it usually clears up in a few days. Their docs (and Fastmail's) are kind of dodgy about it. They don't want spammers circumventing their checks, which I get. But it sets up a system of conflicting incentives.

@ashfurrow as long as they are rejecting and not dumping them silently it's at least within the protocol and can be worked with.

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Lol! I have a Protonmail account and have reported at least once in the past :drake_like:

@ashfurrow but but ... I'm on protonmail :(

I actually think they're ok. Are you saying they're basically the next Yahoo?

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