how do i get rid of the powered by image

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Postby R0Z » 10:30pm, Sun 17 Sep, 2006

thewitt wrote:You have to comment it out in sendemaillib.php.

-t


Thank you Sir, You just saved me the time it would take to find it. Time of my life I would never get back. ;-) I appreciate the help very much.
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Postby Mibble » 12:11am, Mon 18 Sep, 2006

I have no idea what kind of server you are on, etc. I host many sites using phplist, have Spamassassin installed, along with RBL. The server does not catch anything from phplist as spam. It is most likely in your config.php that you do not have the address' setup properly as the outbound. If you do not set it properly, it goes out as 'nobody@whateverserver.com' and that is what will catch the spam.
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Postby thewitt » 1:56am, Mon 18 Sep, 2006

It's actually the RX Logic SPAM engine that's catching this. It's an eMail Defense service that Tucows sells through resellers.

I have no idea how many subscribers they have (my own business has several hundred), but it's very easy to test cause and effect and I've now done so conclusively.

With the Powered By message in place - and nothing else in the email - the SPAM trigger is pulled.

Sorry.

-t
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Postby Mibble » 4:47am, Mon 18 Sep, 2006

post a link to a page to subscribe, then i can see what goes in the headers.
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Postby R0Z » 8:12am, Mon 18 Sep, 2006

To possibly help someone who does not really understand PHP, this is the code which needs to be commented out:

//*********
if (!EMAILTEXTCREDITS) {
$html["signature"] = $PoweredByImage;#'<div><a><img></a></div>';
# oops, accidentally became spyware, never intended that, so take it out again :-)
$html["signature"] = preg_replace('/src=".*power-phplist.png"/','src="powerphplist.png"',$html["signature"]);
} else {
$html["signature"] = $PoweredByText;
}
******//

Thanks again Mr. Hewitt.
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Postby R0Z » 8:20am, Mon 18 Sep, 2006

thewitt wrote:It's actually the RX Logic SPAM engine that's catching this. It's an eMail Defense service that Tucows sells through resellers.

I have no idea how many subscribers they have (my own business has several hundred), but it's very easy to test cause and effect and I've now done so conclusively.

With the Powered By message in place - and nothing else in the email - the SPAM trigger is pulled.

Sorry.

-t


I don't doubt this at all. One of my clients was sending out to over 2000 listers via PHPList, and some people were not getting them. I assumed it was SPAM related, but couldn't figure out what was triggering the filter.

Makes sense now.

PS This only removes the link from e-mails which are sent to listers. It does not remove it from the signup page(which was the question at the start of the thread).

I am leaving that one as it is to advertise the program since it doesn't effect the functionality.
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Re: PHP-list links put your message on spam list

Postby timor » 12:19pm, Fri 29 Sep, 2006

BUGabundo wrote:Come again?
what is making your mailinglist go to SPAM box IS NOT the PHPlist logo. that I assure you.
I have a mailing list with more than 1800 emails, and when it goes to SPAM, is if some user reports it as SPAM instead of removing im self


Actually it is not the PHPlist logo but the link to phplist.com web site. In May 2006, when I was struggling with this, spam filters did not like links to phplist and you got some points if you have a link to the phplist.com and if you have 5 points your mail will marked as spam.

That was the reason I need to take of the link (and actually logo went also) and that was the reason to request that it is not included there anymore.

Now I installed the latest version of PHPlist and I can get rid of PHPlogo on the footer of text message but it is still there on HTML messages.
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Postby alexc » 10:04pm, Tue 30 Jan, 2007

Ok, e-mail log and credits removed. Now where do I find logo for the page?

I dont want to remove it, but making target="_blank" for that link is a must.
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Postby lburkle » 7:59pm, Wed 31 Jan, 2007

So I too would like to remove the Powered by PHP graphic so it doesn't come up as an attatchment in my emails. After reading through this topic I understand that this is what I need to write somewhere in my configure PHP list menu correct?

R0Z wrote:To possibly help someone who does not really understand PHP, this is the code which needs to be commented out:

//*********
if (!EMAILTEXTCREDITS) {
$html["signature"] = $PoweredByImage;#'<div><a><img></a></div>';
# oops, accidentally became spyware, never intended that, so take it out again :-)
$html["signature"] = preg_replace('/src=".*power-phplist.png"/','src="powerphplist.png"',$html["signature"]);
} else {
$html["signature"] = $PoweredByText;
}
******//


Where exactly should this go?

I am using version PHP 2.8.8 and am reluctant to upgrade because everything works as it should except for what I have stated above.

A thanks to anyone who can point me in the right direction.
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spam filters

Postby chow » 8:46pm, Thu 01 Feb, 2007

Yes, most mail server spam filters generally filter messages based on IP addresses. Yes, header info is a common give away of Spam, however many software spam filters (ie client end) filter by looking for similar text patterns, hence, spammers send advertising spliced among random text from books etc. The spam filter looks to see if any more that a certain percentage of the message text (plain or html) matches that of any messages that have already been tagged as spam. Therefore, if your user has received a message from someone else using phplist which they have previously tagged as spam, it could quite well tag your message as spam, particularly if you are sending short messages, in which case, the phplist logo will make up a larger percentage of your message. And once again, you pay for someone else's abuse of the system!

My advice: credit where credit is due; don't comment out the phplist logo, simply exchange it for some other unique code - that way you can also customise it to suit your mail template so it is not obtrusive.
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Postby cal » 5:35am, Tue 06 Mar, 2007

Why are people removing the credits code at the end of the email? Cause they are charging there clients heaps for something they did not build. You should leave it on or donate some money to the guys that have worked/working hard to make this great web app if you want to remove the credits. I have spent the last month hacking and changing the code making it as much mine as it is thier's and I have left the credits there just changed them a little bit on the subscribe and sent out emails to read "powered by phplist © my company" I only removed the Tincan as it confused some people but all other pages have the original. For future installs I will charge the client extra and pay that to the guys built it as I know to build something like this would cost thousands. So all credit to the guys/girls of phplist.

P.S. phplist links to there site I didnt't remove that either and all other pages like unsubscribe i have hacked to keep the original credits
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actually

Postby bakermike » 11:17am, Fri 15 Jun, 2007

Hi,

I think the sender frame policy might help you guys on this.

I have heard stories that if you have too many links in your email that are 'different' it adds to the spam count?

Not sure on the validity...
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.png not supported in Lotus Notes 6.5.4

Postby ekersey » 8:40pm, Mon 18 Jun, 2007

Another reason to want to use the plain text is that Lotus Notes doesn't seem to recognize .png as a graphic to be displayed. Maybe this can be changed by the Notes admin, but out of the box, the powered by graphic is a big red X.
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powerphplist.png has been blocked

Postby madt » 10:26am, Tue 19 Jun, 2007

I'm also having issues with the powered by phplist image and link. Here's an example extract from a bounce I got back after sending out a newsletter:

The powerphplist.png has been blocked,
and Quarantine entire message has been taken on [date & time]


This can't be a good thing?
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Re: PHP-list links put your message on spam list

Postby BlueFeather » 1:16pm, Sun 02 Sep, 2007

BUGabundo wrote:
timor wrote:I would like to give honor to the one who did a hard work and gave this beautiful peace of work free to humankind. However I have removed the PHP-List logo and link because if I leave it all my messages will be on spam list and they do not reach subscribers.

Please remove this in the next version.

Come again?
what is making your mailnglist go to SPAM box IS NOT the PHPlist logo. that I assure you..


With the advent of SURBL type spam scanners that look into the body of messages, I can see the potential of a false positive stop from that logo.
I also think credit should go where credit is due, but there is a potential for a problem here with so many people using this wonderful software.
Maybe make it so those icons and such can be downloaded to your own servers? A script to do that can not be that hard compared to all that this package can do!

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