Reporting Spam to hotmail


I have been receiving some spam from authenticated hotmail users lately, so I thought it could be useful to report it to them. Remembering some of the Microsoft logic I decided to use the Bing search engine to find out what kind of process they may have set up for the common people to use. Of course I did this because they do not respond to the recommended "abuse@domain.tld" addresses, they are above that sort of thing anyway.

I finally found this very informative page on how to report spam to hotmail and I think "what if I click the link titled How to report abusive e-mail with full headers to MSN?". So I do just that, and guess what, it's a link to a a page titled Dealing with Pornography Online, and the page does not even contain any information on how to deal with porn online... . It's the same for the link to the page that is supposed to explain how to identify if the mail has been sent using their systems. It's hopeless.


It seems I spoke to soon, they have taken note of my email, however their auto replies have been blocked because the ACK emails are sent from misconfigured SMTP servers:

NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from[]: 450 4.7.1 <BAY0-XMR-009.phx.gbl>: Helo command rejected: Host not found; from=<> to=<ME> proto=ESMTP helo=<BAY0-XMR-009.phx.gbl>

I of course set up some stuff to at least be able to see where this goes.. .. I will update this article when they send the actual response.