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Authored by: Melle on Nov 17, '05 08:31:33AM

Apart from what was saidabove, it gets even worse.
What might not be clear to most people, is that the company used for retreiving mail is a vague company by the name of IzySoft ( (funky site, btw)), who I guess can expect to be shut down by either Micorsoft or Yahoo soon?

And the worst part is that your mail outgoing mail is going through a different company (, which isn't even trying to do anything with hotmail. They just appear to have their mail-servers set up poorly, allowing anyone to send through them.

again... {shudder}

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Authored by: themacnut on Nov 17, '05 06:42:28PM

Hmm, if Hotpop's email servers are being used as open relays, that means spammers are using them as open relays as well. That means one of two things are going to happen:

-Hotpop's mail servers are going to end up on more and more anti-spam blacklists, making it less and less likely that email sent through them will actually reach anyone;

-Hotpop's sysadmins will eventually get a clue and close the relay, meaning people will eventually be unable to send their Hotmail email from their desktops, at least through hotpop's servers.

The MacNut
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