Hotmail Goes Whitelist
from the smart-use-of-a-whitelist dept
Following on Yahoo’s lead earlier this week to implement stricter anti-spam tools, Hotmail is announcing plans to offer a whitelist feature. However, unlike many whitelist systems, I actually like the way this is being implemented. Basically, on the front page of your Hotmail account, you only see emails from people in your contact list – bubbling up (most likely) your most important emails. Then, you can still go into your full Inbox and see what’s there. This makes sense, since no mail is lost, no challenge-response is necessary, but it makes it easier to find the emails from people you want to hear from.
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The Bat! has had a similar feature for ages
Not really a new idea though: The Bat! has a similar feature for quite a while now. You have two inboxes, one “Inbox” and one “Inbox (known)”. Mails with addresses from your addressbook are automatically moved into the “Inbox (known)” inbox, the rest goes into the standard inbox.
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How is this different from what they do now?
If you turn on the “Exclusive” junkmail filter only emails from your safe list and your contact list comes to your inbox and the rest go to the junkmail folder.
They’ve been doing this for a long time now…how’s this different??
I mean as it is I see only in my “inbox” the emails from my contact list and safe addresses…then I can go to my “junkmail” folder and see the rest…from the article it looks like they are simply renaming the inbox to “today” and “junkmail” to “inbox” which is just stupid.
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I use hotmail set to “exclusive” also and it works perfectly. As thecaptain said, how is this different? Or are the going to charge for the whitelist feature?
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Ah. I don’t use hotmail, so I have no idea how this is different. It sounds like this is just one more step in between. That is, you have the “exclusive” list, and then an inbox and a junk box, where they store emails they’ve determined are spam via other sources. So, this is a way of more finely dividing your spam.
As a succesfull website with loads of users on yahoo and hotmail account’s who cant even get their solicited email from us? I wonder about the pros and con’s of a whitelist. If there is a white list such as AOL, how does one get his company on it?
I am running a website and don’t like this at all. New users had their registration emais sent to junk box and the never knew. The result is I lost new members.
sent hotmail box lost items
any solution?????????? please tell me
sent box only saves emails (that I am sending out) to people on my contact list. (currently somehow set up in my sent box)how do I reset it to save all of my outgoing messages???????? i want to get my contacts out of the sent ares and just simply save the emails i mail out daily…
Already did the obvious and put in( to save out going messages..) Not responding………. problem is to get all my contacts out of the save box… HELP,,,,,,,,,, PLEASE eternally frustrating
Full white list !
As you will see I use Hotmail, I have a white list that is Full, but have no idea how to that any of the names off
Also made folders to place different mail in some I want to get rid of, but again Don’t know how