I started a thread in a Google Group, posting via the web-based editor. The third or fourth post into the thread my posts stopped showing up. The thread shows only that there are some deleted messages.

My Gmail includes a bounce for a couple of these for the reason

Your email to group XXXX was rejected due to spam classification. The owner of the group can choose to enable message moderation instead of bouncing these emails. More information can be found here: https://support.google.com/a/answer/168383."

but the message is truncated and does not appear in my sent mail (some of them I spent a long time composing)

The bounces themselves were classified as spam and I had to click "looks okay" in Gmail.

It is not remotely obvious why the messages were classified this way. I produced them using Google group's web-based editor (though I did attempt to use markdown directly at one point).

This also affected at least one other person replying to the thread, as they let me know via a direct email.

  • Would the group owner be able to restore the deleted messages?

  • How can I contact the group owner?

The groups membership can be shown if you click on the "members" button. Sorting by name lists the owner first. It gives a name but not a contact address.

I tried to send a message to the group to ask but that message was flagged as a spam. I am effectively blacklisted and cannot post to group anymore.

  • Is there any way to reverse this?

Update 29/12/2018 I was able to post to a related group. My post was even replied to 9 hours later but deleted some time after that without a bounce this time. This suggests to me the problem is some classification google has applied to my account incorrectly.

migrated from serverfault.com Dec 20 '18 at 14:12

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  • Is there an appropriate tag for Google Groups? – Bruce Adams Dec 20 '18 at 11:18

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