How does the spam-o-meter work?

Wham, bam, no-thank-you spam! 

Our job here at Flocknote is to make your job a little bit easier. That's why we've created our new spam-o-meter. What's a spam-o-meter, you ask? Thankfully, it has nothing to do with canned meat, and everything to do with making your church communications that much better!


Long story short, cell phone carriers are cracking down on spam texts industry-wide. Because of this, some of your important messages might not reach your members. The notes leave the Flocknote system and are on their merry little way, but are stopped by the member's carrier, due to mistaking it for spam. 

Obviously, this is not ideal! You've got important things to say and no time to waste with the spam brigade! That's where we come in. 

Our spam-o-meter will let you know if we see any fishy components of your text that might sound the alarm for the carriers. These are some things the carriers look for and do not like:

  • WORDS IN ALL CAPS or lots of capital letters. If your text has more than 30% capital letters in it, the spam-o-meter will let you know!
  • "Spammy" words. For example, "free", "money", "act now", etc.
  • Bad links (links with a typo, shortened links, or links that lead to malicious places)

If we see any of these in your texts, we'll kindly let ya know! Here's what that looks like...

NOTE: If a link is bad, your note will not be able to be scheduled or sent, and you'll be sent back to the note editor. If your note has a bad link, you'll see the message below. However, you are able to move forward with sending a note with spam-o-meter warnings, if there is not a bad link in the note. Your message, however, may not reach every member, unless corrected.

So there you have it! The fancy-schmancy spam-o-meter is just another way we can help our super-duper churches send better notes to their members, and get your message in front of more people. 

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to let us know! Our Happiness Engineers can be reached at help@flocknote.com.

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