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[Resolved] Multiple Hotmail addresses prob.

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Greetings

I want to use spamcop to filter more than 1 hotmail address. I have no problem with the POP3 configuration, and I got the first hotmail address configured in Mailhosts OK, but when I try to add the 2nd to my mailhosts entries it always over-writes the first.

Also, no matter what I specify in the Mailhost Name it gets called simply "Hotmail". Tried deleting the first entry and starting again, got same prob.

Does this matter, do I just need 1 mailhosts entry for hotmail?

Thanks in anticipation ....

Julesthebit

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There's been a lot of work that went into the Pinned entries here, many previous Topics/Discussions, on and on ... instead of waiting for an answer, one might have read some of that previously posted stuff ..... No, it is not the e-mail address that drives the MailHost configuration ... MailHost starts with the "place that hosts your e-mail" ... then gets complicated if there are other "Hosts" in the mix, example one Hosted account forwards to another Hosted account .. again, it's not the e-mail address, it's the Hosts involved ...

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Does this matter, do I just need 1 mailhosts entry for hotmail?

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Wazoo has attempted a fuller explanation. But the simple answer is No and Yes. No, it doesn't matter and Yes, you need just one mailhost entry for each mail server you collect from.

Andrew

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There's been a lot of work that went into the Pinned entries here, many previous Topics/Discussions, on and on ... instead of waiting for an answer, one might have read some of that previously posted stuff ..... No, it is not the e-mail address that drives the MailHost configuration ... MailHost starts with the "place that hosts your e-mail" ... then gets complicated if there are other "Hosts" in the mix, example ome Hosted account forwards to another Hosted account .. again, it's not the e-mail address, it's the Hosts involved ...

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Thanks guys, I really appreciate your taking the time to reply. I read the pinned entries/FAQs but wasn't sure how it applied specifically to Hotmail and whether my hotmail accounts might have separate hosts.

Julesthebit

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Thanks guys, I really appreciate your taking the time to reply. I read the pinned entries/FAQs but wasn't sure how it applied specifically to Hotmail and whether my hotmail accounts might have separate hosts.

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You're welcome. MSN Hotmail (like many other large-scale Email Service Providers) has lots of separate hosts, but they're all tied together in that one Mailhosts entry.

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You're welcome.  MSN Hotmail (like many other large-scale Email Service Providers) has lots of separate hosts, but they're all tied together in that one Mailhosts entry.

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Jeff

"All tied together" was the part that was not clear to me, and why I posted the question ... when it was still not clear to me after reading the pinned entries and FAQs. I know that POP3 facilities are not available on more recent Hotmail accounts and I wondered if there was a difference Mailhosts needed to consider.

It doesn't matter too much, but out of interest, why is the name set to "Hotmail" regardless of what I specify? Seems strange to offer the facility to specify a name but sometimes to ignore it.

Thanks again for your help and tolerance.

Best, Julesthebit

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It doesn't matter too much, but out of interest, why is the name set to "Hotmail" regardless of what I specify? Seems strange to offer the facility to specify a name but sometimes to ignore it.

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Once again, pointing to the Pinned entries (and previous discussions) .... "your" Host data is entered into and uses a "shared" database.

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Once again, pointing to the Pinned entries (and previous discussions) .... "your" Host data is entered into and uses a "shared" database.

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In other words, the first person to name a new mailhost, gets to name it unless the deputies get involved in changing it. By now, the majority of mailhosts should be named.

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