Spam. Don't do it. it pisses people off. So much so that they will quite happily reject even legitimate messages if they have to, to avoid receiving spam. The implications for me are that I must set up extreme anti-spam measures, and I must provide you with a button on my web site where you can email me (Pink box, centre screen). The implications for you, the honest emailer, that some of your messages are going to get rejected. Here are some tips on how you can contact people using this server WITHOUT getting email rejected: 1) Don't use hotmail. You shouldn't be using hotmail anyway: it's shit. 2) Don't use aol email. AOL is very good as an ISP, but their bulletin-board service (that AOL 8 and AOL 9 shit) is shit. 3) Don't use yahoo mail. Yahoo mail itself is reasonably good, but unfortunately, too many people use it for forged email accounts as spammers, so unfortunately it gets tarred with the anti-spam brush. Not very much, but enough to be hit-and-miss getting through my strict spam scores. 4) Don't send HTML attachments or HTML email (which is the default for hotmail, which is why it never gets through except to other hotmail users, which is why it is shit). 5) Try to avoid proprietary attachments (Word documents, Excel etc). A good trick is to upload the file to a web site, or if it's a funny joke ha ha me-too-posting ten megabyte attachment which will take people ages to download which is really rude of you to do that to them then find a copy of the same file online somewhere with google and cut and paste the URL rather than shove a stupid file they might not have the time, money or inclination to be able to download or watch. If it's a photo, and especially if it's lots of photos, upload the photo to flikr. If it's a video, upload the video to youtube. If you don't feel comfortable doing that, after reviewing the site, then contact me and I will consider hosting the content for you. 6) Use googlemail - but disable 'Rich Text' (use plain email instead, because 'Rich Formatting' sends HTML, and that's Bad). 7) Use the telephone, and ask for your email address to be added to the 'whitelist', or go to my main site and click on the 'Email' button. Until then, happy emailing. And if you don't like these arrangements and the extreme measures that have to be taken to stop spam getting through, then, well... tough: all you need to do is pay a few hundreds of millions of dollars to the greedy spammers and to the businesses that pay them to send out spam, asking them nicely to stop. Welcome to the extreme end of Capitalism, the Cancer of Society.