On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 08:34:05 -0700, JB wrote:
> I originally posted this question in a different thread on 10/15/08 but did
> not receive any respones so I'm trying here for better luck.
> "Sometime soon after October 2nd, Hotmail stopped receiving forwrded email
> from our provider. I'm not utilizing POP3 with Hotmail, only having emails
> forwarded. No settings have been changed with email administration aside of
> the fact that I did a test to try to forward email to a Yahoo email account
> which was successful. Help Central suggested that I contact my email
> provider which I did and they said to try to contact Hotmail.... Any
If you aren't filtering your spam before forwarding your email, you may have
triggered a Hotmail block on your provider's server. Blindly forwarding
email from one account to another runs into the problem of spam. The service
accepting the forwards doesn't (can't, really) distinguish between spam from
a spammer's 'bot, and your legitimate forwards. As far as Hotmail is
concerned, (and some other providers, as well) spam is spam. So you need to
be careful that you filter out the spam before forwarding. This does play
havoc with trying to auto forward.
There are a very few services which are not as picky about incoming email
when forwarded as you are doing. Gmail is one of them.
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