Hotmail takes a tougher stance on spam

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Jun 23, 2005.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. trickyricky

    trickyricky Registered Member

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    That is just typical of Microsoft, forcing their own decisions on the internet community as a whole. Have they not heard of the RFC route for getting changes made?

    I wouldn't mind if their aggressive behaviour left us with better systems, but you only need look at Outlook and Outlook Express to see how good their "improved" standards are when put into practise.

    It makes me mad, and no, I'm not habitually a Microsoft-basher.
     
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    I like Hotmail. So far it has worked well for me. I need to check my junk mail folder to be sure everything I want is getting through. In the past year or so, the spam filtering has been great. Hotmail is a good way to get newsletters because even if your Hotmail address gets out, you don't have to deal with the spam from it.
     
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    Same story here, I got hotmail catching 90% of what I consider spam...

    and it works with pop3 ... and nod32 :D
     
  5. Paranoid2000

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    I'd suggest an alias system like SpamGourmet, SneakEmail or SpamMotel as being a better solution since these allow you to give a unique address to every newsletter or website. If you subsequently receive spam, then you can identify who is responsible for "leaking" your address as well as shutting down that alias.

    SpamGourmet seems to be the easiest to use (you can create aliases on the fly for your account without having to visit its website) and offers more advanced functionality to block more "sophisticated" spammers (prefixes, watchwords, etc) along with a number of alternative domain names (if you don't want to give your friends an "obvious spamtrap" address).
     
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