[SpamCop-List] Re: legitimate hotmail email blocked
Fri Feb 7 03:45:38 EST 2003
On Fri, 7 Feb 2003 02:42:03 +0100, "DaZZle"
>think the blocking filter should be less strict on hotmail addresses. This
>mail was not a mass mail, it was only send by hotmail to me...
How do you know it wasn't a mass mailing (UBE)?
Many spams I receive do not have any other addresses involved in the
To: or CC: fields.
I can send mail to two to a thousand users (I don't, by the way) and
not one of them will see any address except their own.
Hotmail is a problem source of spam because, for all intents and
purposes, hotmail accounts are throw-away. Spammy sets up an account
and uses it to spam until it gets shut down. He sets up a bunch of
them and they happen to be in an IP block... creating the appearance
of moving around the block and so the blacklist lists the block. If
you happen to be getting mail from that block, then it gets blocked.
There are tools that are specific to addresses that would likely serve
your needs better than the blacklist.
For instance, I use Forte Agent as my mail program (it doesn't work
with any of MS's systems, such as MSN or Hotmail) and have every
legitimate address go to specific folders. I have less than one
percent of all mail received drop into my spam buckets that are
So... you should consider using a good filtering tool and not use the
My 2c worth.
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