ATTENTION, ALL WHO SEND STUFF IN TO THE BLOG
Since Dave's "away on book tour," it's the perfect time for a boring post about technical stuff on the blog.
A lot of things seem to get caught by the spam filter; for instance someone named Karen and someone else sent in the story about the crack jacket... but they didn't show up in the inbox because they used one of those complicated links to the story sent by the newspaper website itself, and apparently that set off the spam filter. Much better to just send the link in the body of the email. (Putting the link in the subject line is another thing that sets off Mr. Spam.) The third major culprit is sending in an email with nothing in the subject line at all.
So, to sum up, this post could have just said: "Be careful what you put in the subject line," and then we could have moved on.