Warning to Hotmail Users: ProZ-mail is Junk
Thread poster: Bryan Crumpler

Bryan Crumpler  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:42
Dutch to English
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Nov 13, 2002

Hi folks,

Just to let you know...

If the address where you receive ProZ mail is a Hotmail address, and the sender of the mail has a \"from/reply\" address that is a Hotmail address, then you may or may not be getting ProZ mail.

As a part of MSN/Hotmail\'s increasing efforts to filter out spam, they automatically filter spam to a junkmail box or block it from your account completely. This is done based on a series of junk filtering algorithms, which aren\'t necessarily 100% good.

For example, when an email that has a \"from/reply\" address to Hotmail doesn\'t contain the the email headers that indicate that it came from the MSN/Hotmail website, then Hotmail considers it junk. They probably do this to prevent spammers from faking their address as a hotmail address - and it _can_ be done... very easily, I might add.

Depending on your settings, the mail will either be plopped in a junk folder or completely blocked from your account. When you activate Junk Mail settings, I think that it\'s set by default to completely block what Hotmail considers to be \'junk\'.


If you want to get ProZ mail via your profile, then you set your junk/spam options set to \"Delayed deletion of junk mail\". It will then filter it to a junk folder where you can review and decide for yourself what is junk and what is not.

Sometimes having ProZ mail blocked is a good thing, in the sense that you don\'t get mail from angry or otherwise grumpy members that might be venting because you disagreed with one of their responses.icon_razz.gif But it could be a bad one for those who get client mail/job offers via the profile.

...just another tidbit to go along with your daily grind.



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