MSN, Outlook, Live or Hotmail mail is not arriving?
This applies not only to Hotmail but also MSN, Outlook, Live which belong to the same network.
Your Hotmail mail does not arrive. How important is it for you to receive your mail from friends and / or customers? Unfortunately if you trust one of the following email providers: Hotmail, Live, MSN, Outlook you will miss out on a whole bunch of emails over time. You will say strange because these are just about the best known names for e-mail addresses. That is exactly where things go wrong. This network is so large that they believe they can afford things that other companies do not.
The providers mentioned above all belong to the Microsoft network. Microsoft believes it is good to declare themselves to be the spam police, and I assume that there is good intention in addition to the clear desire for power that they have, but in my opinion they do more harm than good with it.
Your mail does not arrive
At the slightest or sometimes completely unjustified, thousands of IP addresses are blocked every day by suspected spam emails being sent. Their policy is not that e-mails will end up in your spam box, but simply do not arrive at all. This would not be a problem if it really only concerns spam, but that is far from the truth and if your friend or customer sends you an email from a server blocked by the Microsoft network, you simply do not receive this mail. It seems illogical that you will benefit from this.
The person sending the mail does receive a bounce mail from Microsoft indicating that the mail has been blocked, but many people do not understand this and simply think that their mail has been sent. That way, the mail is not sent again as it does not "bounce", and people wonder why you do not reply.
Have your IP unblocked again
All in all very annoying. I have to say that it goes smoothly to talk to Microsoft to get things back in order via correspondence by e-mail using their special form for this. The problem, however, is that by the time it is discovered that there is such a problem, it has usually been passed for several days, and then usually 2 days before the server IP has been removed from the blacklists again. So several days in which you are going to miss out on mails.
Use small mail providers or your own mail
To avoid problems, it is best to use e-mail providers that are a lot smaller, however well-known companies such as Yahoo and to a certain extent Google are okay (not blocking IP's). In the end, by far the best thing is to use the email addresses of your own domain in case you have a website and therefore also a hosting. This is also the easiest way to link your mail to an e-mail client such as Outlook or Thunderbird.
It is never good to give large companies too much power, because sooner or later this will always be abused, as is the case here. As you may know, these are precisely the companies that pass on all your data to governments and the highest bidder, but that may be a topic for another article.
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