Sorry - I forwarded one I sent to my Hushmail account, because Hotmail 
doesn't let you see the full and complete headers.

So - YES - email sent to my hotmail account had the exact address in the 
"To:" header.  It wasn't CC:'d or anything - it was a unique email sent.

So . . . maybe Hotmail is doing some kinda reverse lookup? (though my 
Qmail-SMTP box has its own reversed domain & IP... fully legit.)

I thought maybe it was something else in the headers - because when I use 
that Qmail SMTP server with Eudora things go through fine.

Again - I'll put the headers below if anyone might have any insight?

 > Does anyone know why Hotmail would put any of my Qmail-sent emails into the
 > "Junk Mail" folder automatically?
 > How do they determine what's junk mail?   Or - rather - how do I prove to
 > them this is not junk mail?

To my knowledge, their only criteria is whether the recipient address
appears in the To: or cc: headers.  If it doesn't (mailing list mail,
bcc'd mail), it's junk mail.


The hotmail address doesn't appear in the To: header -- ergo, it's junk mail.

Here are my Qmail headers (when sent to hushmail - which can show you full 


Return-Path : <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
X-Sieve : cmu-sieve 2.0
Return-Path : <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Received : from ( [])
        by (Postfix) with ESMTP id 2BB615F02C7
        for <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; Mon, 13 Aug 2001 
11:27:41 -0700 (PDT)
Received : from (unknown [])
        by (Postfix) with SMTP id 8D9881378B
        for <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; Mon, 13 Aug 2001 11:24:36 -0700 (PDT)
Received : (qmail 17552 invoked from network); 13 Aug 2001 18:25:50 -0000
Received : from unknown (HELO (
   by with SMTP; 13 Aug 2001 18:25:50 -0000
Subject : Testing this little mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Message-Id : <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date : Mon, 13 Aug 2001 11:24:36 -0700 (PDT)


Hey - how are you?

Just testing this thing.

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