Not being a complete amateur, I have taken a lot of what you said into account
on my numerous dealings with Hotmail.
> Secondly, in my experience, a lack of response does _not_ mean that
> your complaints have been ignored or not dealt with.
Over a period of 3 weeks I e-mailed Hotmail's abuse address 4 times. I
received an aouto-ack on each of those times.
The daily spam from this address continued. I got annoyed, I e-mailed the
postmaster address, with full headers etc.
I received an acknowledgement. The spam from this account stopped.
> are going to produce _enormous_ numbers of complaints from various
> places (don't think you're the only person doing this..)
I know I am not the only person doing this. I would be surprised if a large
number of people are not.
> Thirdly, most spam that appears to come from Hotmail, if you do a little
> header reading, doesn't come from Hotmail anyway
I have been the postmaster in two companies myself and have had to deal with a
lot of spam. I consider myself to be quite adept at sorting out the
forgeries from the real ones.
Thanks for your input,
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