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Microsoft wants us to “Confirm that your DNS is set up correctly” [migrated]

Our emails are blocked by Hotmail and Outlook and Microsoft refuses to tell why ("I do apologize, but I am unable to provide any details about this situation since we do not have the liberty to ...
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Identify recipient email address (alias) on a BCC'ed email to Hotmail/Outlook

I have a Hotmail/Outlook account associated with a primary email address olduser@hotmail.com and a bunch of aliases alias1@outlook.com, alias2@outlook.com etc. Emails to any of the above addresses end ...
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Backup only certain year-dated e-mails in Outlook.com e-mails with Thunderbird/similar

I am nearing my Outlook.com 50Gb limit. I have already cleared out any e-mails that won't be important to have available for reference for at least a few more years. While it will be annoying having ...
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How to allow less secure app access in Microsoft email?

I am looking to manage my email from a third party application and would like to connect it to my email account. For my google, I was able to go in my security setting to allow less secure app access ...
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My business email suddenly goes into spam with majority of people I email for the first time

The email that I use in the business correspondence goes to the spam (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo) for the majority of people that I email for the first time. To be clear, I am not involved in any kind of ...
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Outlook / hotmail free rules spam filter by keyword OR list

I have a keylist of words I've put gathered from my spam email. I've created 4 rules that filter by subject,body,sender and KEYWORDs. The filter doesnt work, I believe its because I have ALL of the ...
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opendkim not working - opendkim-genkey: openssl exited with status %d

opendkim-genkey: openssl exited with status %d This is the error I get when trying to create a DKIM key. My emails are working for gmail fine but failing when sent to hotmail / outlook. I am hoping ...
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Why do parts of a Spam Email disappear, when I move the email from the Junk Folder to any other Folder; including the Inbox folder?

I have received a Sextortion/Extortion email, via my Hotmail Account, which landed in my Junk Folder. The email basically claimed that they had accessed my computer where they had obtained vulnerable ...
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How to get Microsoft mail to unblock an IP address? [closed]

Someone hacked into on of our website's email addresses to send spams since 31 Jan 2019 and we only found out on 4 Feb. Why? Cos we set the password of the email to be 123456. My bad. But we have ...
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How can I add an additional email address to the “From” dropdown in Outlook 2016?

I have a Hotmail account that I use in (desktop) Outlook 2016. As well as the primary address it has several aliases and all except one of these aliases can be selected with the From button on new ...
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Why can't I email Hotmail addresses from our company email addresses?

I have been receiving the following error message when trying to email hotmail addresses. Reporting-MTA: dns; xxxxx.com X-Postfix-Queue-ID: 3CD3C600B9 X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822; xxxxx@xxxxx.com ...
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postfix connection to opendkim refused

I'm trying to send mail from my ubuntu (17.04) server to gmail, hotmail but the email is going to spam folder. I've checked /var/log/mail.log and I found out that there is a warning about opendkim ...
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Can I swap email provider to get around being blocked

I hosted my email with a company. One of my accounts was 'hacked' and some one sent a lot of spam. Now when I send an email to Hotmail I'm informed that Remote server replied: 550 SC-001. ...
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Hotmail email attatchment limit

I am trying to send a email with an attachment that is 10.2MB. The receiver has not received it. I am using Microsoft Outlook, which has Hotmail configured. I have done some research and I am ...
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Outlook Connector not working anymore in Outlook 2007

My mother has been using the Outlook connector for her Hotmail account in Outlook 2007. It stopped working two weeks ago and she was not able to receive any emails from Hotmail in Outlook. I have ...
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Windows 8.1 2 in 1 Tablet tied to unused Hotmail account whose password is forgotten?

Windows 8.1 2 in 1 Tablet tied to unused Hotmail account whose password is forgotten? I have some old family folks who did not realize they created this, then they lent the machine to another old ...
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Cannot add a hotmail.com account in Outlook 2016?

I added few Gmail.com, live.com and Zoho accounts to Outlook 2016, but I just can't add a hotmail account. Two factor is not enabled. It passes the "Establishing network connection" phase, but not ...
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“:-( Something went wrong” message when trying to log in to hotmail/outlook on Chrome

I'm trying to log in to my Hotmail account using Google Chrome web browser and after I enter my email and password, the page shows this in the center for about 10 seconds: and then I get this message:...
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How to get hotmail to accept my mails [closed]

Hotmail keeps rejecting my mails for undisclosed reasons with a code 550 SC-001 Mail rejected by Outlook.com for policy reasons. Reasons for rejection may be related to content with spam-like ...
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Can I unlink my Windows (8-10) computer user profile from my hotmail account?

When I got my computer, Windows basically demanded that I put in my hotmail account information. I have now upgraded to Windows 10. I would like to know if it is possible to now unlink my Windows ...
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What causes Windows Live Mail to fail with hotmail?

I've been having trouble getting Windows Live Mail to receive mails from my Hotmail accounts. I'm getting the following error when trying to send\receive: Unable to send or receive messages for the ...
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Cannot link up Hotmail account in Thunderbird

For a while now, I have had my Hotmail account hooked up to my Thunderbird, along with a couple of others. Recently however, it has had issue connecting. None of the other accounts have any issue (I ...
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automatically move email from inbox to folder after certain time

I have over 50 rules which automatically move incoming email (in both gmail and hotmail) when they arrive into folders. But the problem I have found is now I have to go through each folder to see if ...
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Keepassx does not work with Hotmail

I am using Keepassx on a Linux computer to manage my passwords. Most of the time when using auto-type to get my Hotmail password, Keepassx types in a password that is 7 digits to long.
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Can't access a specific website

I'm on Windows 7 x64 and the website in question is Hotmail. The problem is browser agnostic as I've tried with every browser installed on my machine (FF, Chrome, Opera, IE). The kicker is, I can ...
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Can I close all Outlook.com sessions that I have opened on different computers?

It would seem that I forgot to logout of my Hotmail account (on Outlook.com aka Login.live.com) on a comptuer at school. Someone used this conenction to send unwanted e-mail. Even though I changed ...
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Viewing flagged emails in Outlook (Hotmail)

Is there a way to see all your flagged emails in web Outlook (Hotmail)? I can't find any view or filter that does this.
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view private replies on multi-recipient email

If person A sent an email to B, C and D outlook- recipients, then each of B & C replied the email using reply -not reply to all-, so is there a way that recipient D can use to see those private ...
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Changing existing Hotmail email address to a different one

I read that revealing your age in your email address isn't in your favor when you're job hunting. Is it possible to change from one email address to another WITHOUT opening a new account and deleting ...
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How does SMTPSVC on Hotmail set hostname in SMTP header?

The daily spam to my Hotmail-account today contained a message with a forged sender addresssuspicious enough for me to check the SMTP header. The only "Received" entry was: Received: from grogrol ([...
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Unable to change Hotmail password, but can log in [closed]

I logged into my hotmail account and went to change the password. However every time I try, it tells me "password invalid" for my existing password (which works). I think this is because it is an old ...
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Why does Windows 8.1 use my Hotmail address wherever my “full name” is supposed to appear?

I am signed on to my Windows 8.1 machine not as a Microsoft account but with a local account. Yet Windows 8.1 presents my email address as my "full name" to all applications that ask for it (i.e. ...
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Privacy with new windows accounts?

Windows 8 is insisting me to use Hotmail account to login into operating system. Having this, will it be possible to identify me with Internet Explorer from any site? UPDATE If I go to Hotmail site ...
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Email 'rules' for Outlook.com and Outlook 2013

I was under the assumption that when I make a rule in Outlook 2013, which is ActiveSync'd to my Outlook.com account, it makes that as a server rule (unless something in my rule makes it impossible to ...
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Sharing editable calendar with Outlook (Exchange) and Hotmail (Live/Outlook.com)

I'm using Outlook 2010 at work (Exchange). My account is also synced to my Android phone+tablet. For me there is no other solution than to able to add this new calendar to my Outlook, so that I'm able ...
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Retrieve Hotmail password with Google Chrome

I have a Hotmail account that I have used since the 1990s. Recently I forgot my password after being asked to change it. Google Chrome still logs in to my Hotmail account automatically on my laptop, ...
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Outlook Online Delivery Failure to Custom Domains

When I try to send an email from Outlook Online, delivery fails. When I try to send the same email from Gmail Online, delivery succeeds. Here is the error message that I receive from Outlook. Final-...
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Outlook.com keeps asking for ActiveSync password on iPhone as well as Outlook 2013 client

I check my email (say, username@outlook.com ) through Outlook 2013 as well my iOS devices. Quite frequently (about 10-15 times a day), I'll randomly get the password prompt box on both the Outlook ...
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I'm getting emails not addressed to me

Now this is driving me nuts. My hotmail account is getting emails that are not addressed to me. I know about the BCC field, but this doesn't appear to be that. Someone with the email address admin@...
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hacker sending from hotmail, nothing stops it, not joe jobbing [closed]

My partner's hotmail account was hacked. She changed the password. The account is still sending spam emails from the hacker. Now, I know all the usual suggestions, and none of them are going to work....
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Prevent Windows from signing me into Windows Live automatically

I am currently using Windows Live mail as an email client. When I sign out and open the client again, it prompts for credentials. However, as soon as I restart my computer, it does not prompt me for ...
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How to delete skype chat history stored on hotmail/live/outlook.com? [closed]

Please note, I'm not talking about the skype chat history on the skype software, which I can easly delete by going to Tools/Options/Privacy, etc... I'm talking about that all of my chat conversations ...
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No email received in Outlook web access unless forwarding is enabled to another account

I'm not receiving any email in Outlook (nothing in spam, trash etc), however, if I set up forwarding to a gmail address I can receive the mail. POP is disabled and shouldn't be deleting mail from the ...
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Outlook 2013 keeps freezing, semi-consistently

I have an oddity of problem with my Outlook's stability. It seems to be freezing up, not at random intervals, but based on a seemingly strange combination of configurations. I have been trying many ...
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What should be the rdns? Hostname or mail.domain.com

Hotmail sends my email to junk folder. I want to correct this situation. First I checked my reverse dns record. My rdns is mail.domain.com When I test with mxtoolbox it gives an error "Reverse DNS ...
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Synching Outlook.com with Hotmail.com

I have both a Hotmail.com account and an Outlook.com account. Is it possible to sync contacts (People) of the two? I see an import feature (from Gmail etc.) but not from Hotmail.
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Adding domain alias for already running account @ domains.live.com

I'm really having some problems to get straight answer from Microsoft Community: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/admin-signin/adding-domain-alias-for-already-running-account/...
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Outlook Mail not sending the entire email

I'm using Outlook service from the Chrome Web Browser. I'm having a Hotmail ID btw. I don't think that my account is sending Mails in full because when I checked in the "Sent" folder only the first ...
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No apps in Windows Store with a non-Microsoft email address

I've registered a Microsoft account with a Gmail address when I first booted my Windows 8 installation. In Windows Store I only get a few apps under each category, like 5 apps under "Photography". I ...
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Can I sync my Microsoft Account with my Mac?

I know it's possible to access my Microsoft Account data (contacts and calendar) using ActiveSync. However, OS X does not support ActiveSync, only Exchange. I was wondering if there is a way to sync ...