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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thecaptain says:

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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.

Anonymous Coward says:

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

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