Attention Hotmail Users...
Be sure to follow our whitelisting directions HERE.
And get yourself a Gmail account FAST.
Here's an explanation of the changes from Robert Puddy, which you can read if you feel like climbing into the techno-details:
Strike 2 for hotmail, besides dumping millions
of emails into a black hole without telling
anyone they have now disabled links in even
plain-text emails. On top of that If you're
sending mail from a "new" IP address, that
mail is automatically treated as spam and
dumped in the bulk folder.
Yes, even one-to-one email from an IP with
no previous record of problems.
Yesterday I sent out an email to all my UK
subscribers informing them of an almost free
workshop I am doing in Bristol this weekend
(just £10 for 4 hours of valuable face to face instruction)
and every hotmail and MSN email bounced back
with a content rejected error message because
I used a new URL
If you must use a free web-based email service,
I suggest Yahoo or Gmail.
(Gmail no longer requires invitations, by the way.)
They're both a lot friendlier to people who actually
want to get email at their email addresses.
Please consider this a public service announcement
and check all your subscriptions and memberships
to make sure you are actually getting the email you
Gmail is by far the best free email provider out
there. It also has the most accurate filters I have
ever seen. If you use Gmail you will never have
to use those pesky alert services either like
I agree with Robert. These so-called "free" email accounts are not very good for getting the email you want to read, like my newsletters.
If you have to use one, use a Gmail account.
You'll thank me later...