Greg Posted April 29, 2004 Share Posted April 29, 2004 Executive summary: Hotmail seems to give connection errors when trying to set it up as a mailhost. Second, is this group not available thru nntp via news.spamcop.net? I assume that the second question requires no amplification. Please copy my email address on any responses. Thanks. Trying to be a good casual user, I am entering my mailhosts set up. I, too, found the explanation a bit hard to follow. But having had four email account, two personal and two professional, ruined by spam, well, I hate spam, and am willing to help. Plus, the warnings regarding the need to do this seemed serious. Now, I have my spamcop account pull two other accounts, and that's about it. My only other account is with my ISP, and I only give it to people I know personally and trust, and it is essentially spam free, and not worth the trouble to pop thru spamcop. Frankly, the popping is now mostly a matter of convenience, since I get neglibible to no spam on the other two accounts. One of them is my throwaway hotmail account. The first several tries to add Hotmail as a host failed. I began to wonder if Hotmail was configured to somehow ignore this test. Finally, I started getting partially successful responses such as the one pasted below. Sent test email to g9789279127 <at> hotmail.com through mx1.hotmail.com. SpamCop has just sent you 1 test messages to g9789279127 <at> hotmail.com. Please allow for up to an hour for those messages to reach you, and then follow the enclosed instructions. Some errors were encountered sending test email, but other tests were sent without trouble. This is probably normal, but here is a detailed list of errors: Detailed errors: Connecting to mx2.hotmail.com.: smtpSend:smtpOpen: smtpsend connection error from smtp server (550 No expected reply from SMTP) Connecting to mx4.hotmail.com.: smtpSend:smtpOpen: smtpsend connection error from smtp server (550 No expected reply from SMTP) Connecting to mx3.hotmail.com.: smtpSend:smtpOpen: smtpsend connection error from smtp server (550 No expected reply from SMTP) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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