Accident or Google Conspiracy
As these things usually go I wanted to just fire up my copy of MS Visual Web Developer (free edition) to demanglitize (okay so it's not a real word but you should try it out anyway, just rolls off the tongue and frankly instantly identifies you as a tech person in the know) some terrible generated HTML (I don't know what tool was used to generate this HTML but another whizbang editor crashed loading it and I can't make sense of it through a text editor). And of course today it decides that I have to register to keep using these free product.
So I need a Windows live account.
Question : what is my windows live password? Who knows. So I have it reset, 16 button clicks later (mainly because Microsoft seems annoyed that I am using a gmail account as opposed to hotmail) it sends the reset email.
Except where is it?
Gmail filtered it into spam. Odd because it doesn't look overly suspicious, the reverse DNS checks and there is a pass for the SPF. And GMail is pretty good normally detecting spam by content alone so if the content is basically okay (and it looks like just about every other password reset email or account signup email you've ever gotten) and the sending itself didn't trip any red flags why was this flagged as spam?
Paranoid minds want to know!
PS - in case it isn't clear the conspiracy angle is mostly comical but I did think it was odd.
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