Hotmail Users: Wondering Where Your Email Has Gone? Look in Your Junkfolder – Hotmail Requiring Sender ID

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Microsoft has just announced that they are now requiring that email sent to Hotmail accounts must use Microsoft Sender I.D. or the email will be marked with a big yellow box and put in the junk folder or maybe even deleted. That big yellow box across the top of the email says “The sender of this message could not be verified by Sender ID.”

It’s been the better part of a year since Microsoft was told in no uncertain terms that its Sender I.D. proposal was unacceptable and not going to become the industry standard for email authentication.


 

Now, for better or worse, Microsoft has firmly drawn a line in the sand which says ‘our servers, our rules. If you don’t publish our authentication scheme, our server will tag your email as spam.’

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Hotmail Users:  Wondering Where Your Email Has Gone?  Look in Your Junkfolder – Hotmail Requiring Sender ID

Interestingly, “our server, our rules” has been the mantra for many in the anti-spam community for many years. Yet, they seem to be yelling the loudest over what many see to be a power play by Microsoft.

In the meantime, as usual, it’s the users who are caught in the middle. If your ISP doesn’t publish Microsoft Sender I.D. records, your email is going to be tagged with that big yellow box by Hotmail, and, says a Microsoft spokesperson, “Mail that fails the Sender ID check will be placed in the junk mail folder or it may be deleted altogether.”

And make no mistake about it – most ISPs do not publish Microsoft Sender I.D. records.

And if you are Hotmail user, suddenly wondering where all your email has gone?

“Mail that fails the Sender ID check will be placed in the junk mail folder or it may be deleted altogether.”

  
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7 Replies to “Hotmail Users: Wondering Where Your Email Has Gone? Look in Your Junkfolder – Hotmail Requiring Sender ID”

  1. I am fed up of sending hotmail emails and they say ‘sent’ but don’t arrive. so will go elsewhere

  2. This is a horrible way to fazz out a program. Can I get my address book back so I can transfer it to another account? Anyone know?

  3. Anyone wanting to get away from hotmail, I have 50 gmail invites. Email me if you want one [00nyx00 at gmail dot com].

  4. Anything Hotmail can do, Gmail can do as well or better…and no in your face ads, faster page loading, and on, and on…

  5. I juimped the hotmail ship a long time ago… Most of the junk was in the inbox, and most of the good stuff was in the junk. Sides I couldn’t leave it for a couple of days without it getting too full. (That tells you how long ago that was.)

    A move like this doesn’t really surprize me… MS juimps in before planning for stuff like that. *shakes head* You’d think after all the stuff that they had to rehash they would have learn’t better by now. Oh well.

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