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Hotmail/MSN Problems with SMTP

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by lloyd_tennison, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. lloyd_tennison

    lloyd_tennison Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2004
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    Last Wednesday and finishing on Saturday Hotmail/MSN did some server "upgrades." Now when Sending my emails they are either delaying (irritating) denying for a couple of hours (pain) or just refusing them for 24 hours (IP hold). They state they are doing nothing - that it is all being done by their updated Symantec Brightmail installation and maybe I should not allow anyone to forward emails to a Hotmail or Msn account. (Symantec give no information on blocking except in court - all "proprietary" info.) Well, I have no new installations, no new email lists, no new domains that forward to Hotmail/MSN added in well over a month.

    Hotmail's answer is to first try SPF and the Microsoft Sender ID program (which uses SPF) or (the preferred method) to join the program for whitlelisting. Well, $750 application fee, with $2000 yearly plus $20 for any SPAMCOP complaint is a little rich for my blood. (I have few SPAMCOP - but the other costs are crazy!) Has anyone else come across this or been able to figure out how to use SPF - and repackage emails? SPF states quite clearly that if it is activated and you forward to a site that uses SPF the emails will be refused.

    Good old Microsoft does it again! :mad: Can anyone help un-do it?
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    #1 lloyd_tennison, Sep 20, 2005
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2005

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