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Emails sent through craigslist do not go through.

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Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. kpprom 12/7/09 6:58 AM
When I reply to an ad through craigslist it does not work.  I have tested endlessly with different browsers, methods, ect.  Craigslist apears to be blocking it and I found one post that says it might be because of what gmail puts in the header.  I have multiple accounts, and I tried both of these options:
Reply from the same address the message was sent to
Always reply from default address 
Looking in my sent mail folder, the from just says "gmail.com"  I think this might be to blame.



Operating system WinXP and Ubuntu and Kubuntu
Program and version you use to access Gmail (e.g. Internet Explorer 7 or Outlook 2003):  Firefox, Chrome.
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Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. tim.lehman 12/27/09 5:18 PM
I had a similar problem with responding to Craigslist ads that "sort of" got fixed when I started using Google Chrome. It prompted me to set Gmail as my "default email"(which I did). Now instead of just opening an "out-going email" in the current Gmail window - it decides to open a whole new window and session with Gmail (which takes a bit of time, too).
It also does not insert the "normal" heading/subject information the way it would if it opened in Outlook. 
This generally has not satisfied me so my "work around" has been to copy/paste the whole ad into an outgoing email and then just copying the  "Reply to:"  hyper link in the ad and pasting in my TO: box with a decent Subject: explanation. I have seen people write in their Craigslist ads that they will not respond to anyone using gmail since they have been spammed so may times - that's a bummer for all of us.

Not sure if this helps but hopefully someone will have the answer or fix for the both of us.
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. SYSSU 10/22/10 12:19 AM
Wow, I am having the same problem. Been going on for about a month now and I just now noticed. I was wondering why no one ever responds to my email. I tried copying and pastong email directly to Gmail and also using Chromes thing where it opens a new window. I know I can send mail because I setup a test hotmail account and was able to receive and send to it. I also setup a test ad and the hotmail account was able to go through no problem but not my gmail.
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. SHOUtime21 11/19/10 3:33 PM
I just found out that my emails to respond to craigslist ads are getting blocked. No wonder I am not getting response from craigslist sellers. I used my work client (Microsoft Outlook) to respond to a craigslist ad that I posted and I got the email right away. What's going on?
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. SYSSU 11/19/10 4:23 PM
I have no clue. I think CL is blocking us but it would be nice if CL would respond to support tickets submitted. Come on CL quit being so dumb!
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. DvdOwens 12/1/10 3:25 PM
I'm  having a similar issue. I have tried 2 different Gmail Accounts and no reply!
I even set an ad tried to reply to it and never got that email. This sucks!
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. SYSSU 12/1/10 7:15 PM
COME ON GOOGLE READ THIS MESSAGE AND FIND OUT WHAT IS WRONG THIS IS JUST RIDICULOUS AND IS MAKING ME WANT TO SWITCH PROVIDERS!
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. mgraveman 12/2/10 9:35 AM
You guys aren't the only one. Man was I getting irritated at Craigslist!

Anyway, subscribing...
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. SYSSU 12/2/10 3:19 PM
The sad thing is Google or CL will not respond to the problem. I have contacted CL and got no response. I'm about ready to switch providers seriously because I use CL a lot and it has me wondering what else is not working correctly and this is NOT the only post I have open with problems with Gmail. Mobile ME is looking good. Don't make me switch Google I LOVE YOU
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. AlexHarvey 1/26/11 7:06 PM
Same problem. What a joke. Just want to know which to blame, Google or craigslist?
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. james.m.schwarz 2/4/11 7:04 PM
I have the same problem, that started two months ago. I did multiple test using my gmail and yahoo accounts. I didn't get replies. Then I tested with my son's gmail account, and it worked. So it's not necessarily gmail, but my name, it seems.
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. melmarie 2/7/11 10:00 PM
Okay I just had the same problem.  I opened up another account and still no luck.  After reading some posts I created a new account with no connection to my name at all and since then I have had no issues.  If you are having trouble open up a new account.  I used to have yahoo and then I opened up gmail.  YOU CAN"T HAVE AN EMAIL NAME EVEN CLOSE TO YOUR ONE THAT IS HAVING THE PROBLEM.  I am just so happy that I can gety on and people are getting my emails.
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. frustratedinCA 2/21/11 8:47 AM
Mine aren't going through either. I finally used my work email when something was REPOSTED a week later. She responded and said she never got any of the gmail ones. And that the item was gone. Thanks Gmail/CL. I am used to CL users being flakey but this is out of the ordinary. Anyway, about 6 awesome deals missed now my garden, living room and study remain incomplete and I am super annoyed. 

They all show up in my sent box.

CL sends a link to their not at all helpful FAQ when I contact them. As if I didn't try that first.




Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. Adrian540 3/6/11 12:58 PM
I had a similar problem, and I think I figured out the issue. I was responding to ads simply by using my gmail account to respond (copying/pasting the anonymous reply-to email from the CL posting), and my emails simply weren't going through. I tried emailing from a couple other gmail accounts, and they all worked fine, EXCEPT for the gmail account which was associated with my craigslist account. So if you just create a new gmail account and use it, you should be all set.
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. dearindustry84 3/21/11 7:19 PM
This JUST started happening to me!! But i've used my gmail address to contact people about their ads before and it's worked fine. I have no idea why this just happened out of the blue. I'm trying to adopt a dog from someone, but they only have the anonymous email, no direct contact listed. I emailed through two different gmail accounts. Let's hope one goes through! If I don't hear back from this person tonight, then I'm trying to email them through another email provider altogether. This has obviously been going on a very long time by the dates of these posts, why hasn't it been fixed yet???

I know a lot of spammers use gmail accounts, maybe CL got fed up with that and just blocked us altogether. 
This sucks :(
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. AndrewBucklin 3/23/11 6:23 PM
I too am having the same problem. I run an Exchange e-mail server on a dedicated IP and all of my users have complained about their e-mails getting blackholed when they try to reply to a CL ad.  I'm not sure where to go from here. My server is definitely handing the e-mail off to CL; CL however is discarding the message it seems.
Re: Emails sent through craigslist do not go through. dcampell 3/29/11 1:23 PM
I've been having an issue with my gmail account for craigslist and found that creating a new gmail account to respond to ads has fixed the problem.  CL REALLY needs to fix this problem though. Good Luck to everyone having this issue!