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Re: Does hotmail using any spam blocking services?

I think one of the things hotmail does is reverse lookup on mx record,
ie: I'm running smtp on my laptop and any of my mails does not come
through but when I sending it via proper mx smtp its all ok.

On Wed, 2003-04-16 at 07:54, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 April 2003 03:54, Andy Gardner wrote:
> > We have an smtp server that delivers mail to hotmail fine (well, their
> > server says it's been accepted) but it never reaches it's destination
> > mailbox.
> >
> > A while back someone sent a spam with a fake reply address that pointed to
> > a domain whose mail is handled by that machine.
> >
> > Anyone know what spam blocking serveices Hotmail uses and where I need to
> > go to check if that server is listed?
> Hmm. IIRC hotmail uses some commercial anti-spam tool (which is far less 
> effective than spamassassin or any of the other tools...), google .groups in 
> news.admin.net-abuse.email, I can't remember the name right now.
> I've no idea how this helps you solving your problem. Probably a case for 
> abuse@hotmail.com (but there's a chance that this will just prolong the 
> blocking, given the average cluelessness of their abuse desk). Perhaps asking 
> in the newsgroup I mentioned will provide a solution - lots of clueful people 
> there.
> -- vbi

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