I had an unexpected result (a certain generated mail being considered spam) and as such, I set out to to find a way to prevent this from happening again. Finally I ended up on superuser and asked the question why it was happening.

However, now it is not happening anymore... even using the exact same details I cannot reproduce the problem.

What should I do here (or in similar cases) should I simply answer it myself with a message like "it must have been a fluke" and accept that or is there another way to close this more neatly?

  • I think its interesting to note that a question about email antispam gateways ends up on superuser.
    – Jim B
    Commented Apr 19, 2010 at 20:40
  • I didn't add it here as it was not related to my question, but I am using Drupal, so it doesn't fit Stack Overflow and setting up a website on a shared hosting doesn't qualify it for Server Fault, so while Super User is not a truly good fit, it is the best fit.
    – Jasper
    Commented Apr 19, 2010 at 21:52
  • it wasn't a good fit and was closed as off-topic: superuser.com/questions/132668/… Commented Apr 20, 2010 at 3:08

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You can flag for moderation attention and ask for it to be closed as no longer relevant.

I believe that you can delete your question if it really has no value at all.

  • You can't delete your own question if it has answers or upvotes.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Apr 19, 2010 at 20:30
  • @ChrisF: one can only hope that an off-topic question would at least not get upvoted, and for what is written on this question, it seems plausible that he had no answers.
    – perbert
    Commented Apr 19, 2010 at 22:36
  • Someone did take a guess at the cause before I found out that it just didn't happen...
    – Jasper
    Commented Apr 19, 2010 at 23:42
  • Oh and since then (I did add the fact the question was false to my question), someone did start ranting about how it was strange that I expected the email not to be identified as spam - and talked about some system you can use to identify your mail server and thus get your emails not classified as spam.
    – Jasper
    Commented Apr 20, 2010 at 0:19

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