Microsoft e-mail services blocking WinWorldPC

Just for everybody's information, it appears that Microsoft's e-mail services (hotmail, outlook.com) are blocking WinWorldPC again.

If you wish to sign up for a Winworld forum account, please use a different e-mail provider.

If you really need to use Microsoft's mail services, please contact them and have them remove their block.

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  • Why are they doing this? I mean, WHAT DID WINWORLD DO TO MICROSOFT?!
  • @user27394967 Maybe some dumb user tried to post a Windows XP build here and they found out? 🤷‍♂️

    Although, I wonder when was the last time Microsoft did this... and how was that resolved before they did it again.
  • Hotmail's spam filter is ridiculously aggressive. Perfectly legit emails from long standing and reputable domains, still wind up in junk.
  • edited July 17
    I have a suspicion that on-line e-mail providers are devolving in to a half-assed mess where "free" users get only the most painful possible service. With the intent of promoting paid services, or just trying make everyone jump to toy smart phones/texting instead.

    Anyway, they had been blocking Winworld a long time ago after Winworld changed servers, and the excuse was that the server IP address had previously been used by spammers. I was under the impression that a workaround had been put in place or it had been cleared up at some point. Perhaps not, but either way it is borked now and I don't know that there is much that can be done about it.

    Anyway, just a reminder that any attempt to sign up for Winworld using a Microsoft e-mail address will fail. You will not receive a verification e-mail and will be unable to activate the account.

    Also, do not attempt to contact the admin e-mail using a Microsoft e-mail address. We may get your e-mail but we can not respond. The response will bounce.
  • I have a suspicion that on-line e-mail providers are devolving in to a half-assed mess where "free" users get only the most painful possible service. With the intent of promoting paid services, or just trying make everyone jump to toy smart phones/texting instead.


    Well, I can't say it would surprise me if Microsoft was purposefully gimping their free email to try and get people on 365. But Gmail is still really decent and free.
  • @SomeGuy - This raises a question - if someone wants to change the email address registered should they contact the admins or sign up for a new account?
  • If they already somehow successfully set up an account then yes, just contact an admin such as myself via PM.

    If they tried to create a new account and failed to activate it, it is a little more complicated as the forum account is not actually created yet, but they can't create another account with the exact same user name. (In that case it may be simpler for the user to just to slightly change the desired user name and try again with a different e-mail address).

    They can also contact us via the admin e-mail, however I don't check the admin e-mail every day, and I might be the only one who even looks at it. Also, again, we can NOT currently reply directly to e-mails from a Microsoft e-mail account. We may need some proof that the person owns the account. So either send an e-mail from the new AND old e-mail address, or at least include a properly typed non MS e-mail address for us to respond to.

    Also BTW, admins can NOT change user names due to the way the databases are hooked up.
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